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Margaretta Coe

Margaretta (Rita)  Lawson Coe born August 5,  1919 in  Calgary Alberta passed away in Kelowna General Hospital January 8, 2013. A Kelowna resident for many years, Rita will be missed by her loving friends and family.

Rita was predeceased by her first husband Barney Bakke, daughter Lynda Bakke and her second husband Ernie Coe.

 She is survived by her stepdaughter Beverley Ballard (Ron), stepson Norman Coe (Betty) and grandchildren Rebecca Walker (Colin), Lori Hampson (Marcus), Shawn Ballard (Melissa), Stephanie Coe and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at KGH with special thanks to all the people in emergency and on 4 East for their excellent care and kindness.

The family would also like to thank all of the kind and friendly staff at Missionwood Retirement Resort for making Ernie and Rita’s final years so comfortable and enjoyable.

A celebration of Rita’s life will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to may make a donation to the CNIB, 1456 St. Paul Street, #101, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6 or Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of BC, 10150 Gillanders Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 6H4.

Saturday May 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for Margaretta Coe is scheduled for Saturday May 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Isabelle Faulkner says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Rita.
    She was such a lovely person, so kind, thoughtful and a wonderful listener.
    She will be missed.
    Isabelle (formerly at Missionwood)

  • Marjorie Kallis (Smith) says:

    Ah what a lady, She and Ernie brought lots of pleasure and fun to our family when they would come to visit in Spring Valley Calif. Great memories, watching my parents (Ernie’s uncle Ron and wife Eileen Smith)laughing and having a great time together. We all treasure the time with Rita she brought so mush to so many. May she rest in peace. Marjorie Kallis

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