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O’DOHERTY, Rita Magdalene

Rita, 90, passed away on July 30th 2014 in Kelowna B.C. She was born on September 21st, 1923 in Los Angeles to Frank and Anna Stochosky.

Rita grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon and after graduating from St John’s went to work. In 1942 she met her lifelong sweetheart and on July 21, 1945 she married her Frank. They were happily married for 59 years until Frank passed away in 2004.

Rita is predeceased by brothers, William and Frank and her sister, Dorothea. She is survived by her brother Robert (Nancy) Stochosky.

Mom will be lovingly admired and remembered by her children, William (Sandy), Michael (Ruth), Terri (David), John, Timothy (Roberta), Kathleen, and Patrick, by her cherished grandchildren, Nicole, Westley(Lara), David (Alisa), Rebecca, Meghan, Clayton, Nicholas, Melissa, Alicia, Keely, Shannon, Benjamin, Michael, and treasured great-grandchildren, Connor, Dionne, Connor, Casey, and Morgan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 1P.M. at St. Theresa’s Church 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, BC. Interment of ashes will follow at St. Theresa’s Cemetery (Sexsmith Road-west off Hwy 97). Reception will be hosted in the church hall following Mass and Interment.

Mom will long be remembered for her generous hospitality and unending love of family and friends. There was always “room for one more” at her table.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be made through Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 1P.M.

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The service for O’DOHERTY, Rita Magdalene is scheduled for Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 1P.M.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Theresa’s Church

750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, BC.


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  • Sandy Billson (Seath) says:

    Auntie Rita….. I feel pretty blessed to have been with my mom Mary, her closest friend, these last few years when we were at the lake and were able to visit. These two were “soul sisters”, their friendship spanned 65+ years. So many memories these two.

  • Jacqueline Roussy says:

    Tim and Roberta and Family.
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Alan/Lorna Dawkins says:

    Sorry to read of your Mom’s death . Our condolences.

  • Dolores & Doug Lawrie says:

    We are sorry to hear about Rita’s passing away. We know it is terribly hard to accept the death of a mother and there isn’t much a person can say to help ease the loss you are dealing with except that we are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Dolores and Doug

  • Peter and Anna-Maria Lawrie says:

    I will always remember her kindness. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Diane & Barry Palethorpe says:

    To All the O’Dohery Clan, our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. I have many fond memories of your Mom and always envision her with a smile. Loved her sense of humor “why don’t you kids run down and play on the freeway for awhile”. Our Moms were great friends and had many laughs together. May she rest in peace.

  • Linda Moore (Seath) says:

    Soooo many cherished memories and laughter through the years! Sooke, Golden and Castlegar jump to mind. I hold you all in my prayers, thoughts and heart today and always. God Bless Linda xoxo

  • Barbara Fleury says:

    To the O’Doherty Clan,

    Our thoughts are prayers are with you in this time of sadness. Hope you find comfort in knowing she is with Uncle Frank,

    your cousin Barb

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