We Remember


June 19, 1931 — June 15, 2014

Passed away June 15, 2014 at the age of 82. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Hurrell (Jerry Briggs) of Richmond, BC and Cheryl Guidi (Brock Ashby) of Edmonton, AB; her son Steve Guidi (Brenda Charman) of Kelowna, BC; six grandchildren: Cara, Dylan, Darryn, Keith, Lisa and Michael; eight great-grandchildren; sister Lenore Bailey of Kelowna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was sadly predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Louis. Rita was born on June 19, 1931. She was a member of Kelowna Golf and Country Club for many years as well as an avid bowler. Rita was a wonderful mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She will be greatly missed by all. The family also wishes to thank all the friends and family from near and far who extended their hearts in her time of need. Her spirit never waivered right up to her passing. Donations may be made in Rita’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1 – 4 pm at Sunrise Village, 1255 Raymer Avenue, Kelowna in the Recreation Centre.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”



Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1 - 4 pm

Sunrise Village - Recreation Centre

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

Donations may be made in Rita’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6


Service Information

Service Details

The service for GUIDI, Rita is scheduled for Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1 - 4 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Sunrise Village - Recreation Centre

1255 Raymer Avenue Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Lorraine and Dave says:

    Steve and family–we were so sad to hear of Rita’s passing. She was a great lady and we will miss her cheery greetings and ever present smile. We know she was loved and love back fully. Memories of Rita will help you in the days ahead.
    Love always, Lorraine and Dave

  • Dave Williams says:

    Steve, Brenda and family,

    Diane and I were so saddened to learn of Rita’s passing. She and Louis were among the first people I met upon moving to Kelowna and I enjoyed every bit of time we spent together. My best wishes to the family at this difficult time.

    Dave Williams

  • Debbie Blacke says:

    I can’t believe Rita, your Mom, is no longer with us! She was one of those people just like your Dad that you thought would never leave us or they’d always live in that house across the street.
    My heart goes out to you Sue, Cheryl and Steve.
    I remember the New Year’s Parties so vividly when Cheryl and I used to join in with everyone in the rumpus room having a good time. Your Dad would win at doing the limbo and your Mom was would play the piano. We would sing a long!!! Mom and Dad and all the friends and neighbours would join in the party. We have all of that on video by the way.
    Or Mom and Dad would go over to your place on Christmas Eve and come home late before hiding Ken’s and my presents under the tree.
    I miss them both!
    Sending love to all of you!!! xoxoxox

  • Doris Kopier & Vern Klukas says:

    We are so sad to hear of Rita’s passing. We had the pleasure of knowing both Lou and Rita for many years as their next door neighbours. And though Rita will be sorely missed, she will not be forgotten.

  • Gayle Lauman says:

    To Rita’s family I want to send my sincerest condolences. I was Ladies Club Captain at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club for 2 years and Rita offered to help and did help me many times. She was kind and cared so much for our club. It was my pleasure to have known her, as she was a very nice and caring woman. In previous years I know that Rita shared her service for the Ladies at our club and it was much appreciated. I know her family was proud of the woman she was.

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.