We Remember


A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Rita on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited if you wish to attend please click here to sign up. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by livestream (see below).

Rita, age 64, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020. She will be missed by her loving husband, Ben; her brother Allan Jantz (Debbie) and her nieces Kristina and Olivia Jantz; and by her sister-in-law Cecelia Jantz and niece Emma. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Martha, as well as her brother Harold.

Rita was born and raised in Kelowna, BC but moved to Edmonton, AB in 1978 and began working for the Federal Government at Indian Affairs. In 1979, she met Ben, and they were married in 1981. She retired in 2010, and they decided to move to Kelowna in 2011 where they wanted to live out their retirement.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

A Livestream broadcast of the service will be available on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

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