Hendrika "Rita" Gilbert

June 23rd, 2013

Hendrika “Rita” Gilbert (Fuite): Passed away peacefully at KBRH on June 23rd, 2013. Rita was born in Katwyk, Holland. 

Rita was long time resident of Rossland BC immigrating to Canada in1950. She had a full life which included many sports, camping and especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a long time member of the Rossland United Church and the Rossland Rebecca Lodge. Rita enjoyed the last 7 years of her life at Rosewood Village where she made many new friends and great memories for her final years.

She is survived by her children Rita (Dave) Barrett; John (Pat) Fuite; Chris (Bev) Fuite; Carolee (Richard) Thompson; and Will (Leisa) Fuite; grandchildren John (Kim); Wendy (Tony); Jason; Kim; Clinton (Emily), Christie (Sean); Laura (Cory) , Garnett (Jo-Lynn); Sarah and Darcy and 12 great-grandchildren.

Rita is predeceased by her first husband John Fuite, second husband Harold Gilbert, son-in-law Bob Dahlin, grandson Roy Dahlin and 12 siblings.

A service in her memory will be held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Rossland, BC at 1pm on Friday, June 28, 2013 with Reverend Keith Simmonds, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.   

The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Rosewood Village; Lori Verigin and Dr. Blair Stanley and the many staff at the KBRH for their friendship and support.

As an expression of sympathy donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca

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Fuite family, Sorry we could not make the service but we thought of your family at this sad time. Keep the memories of your mom close at heart. Rita, I heard you did an excellent job of the eulogy.

Dear Rita, John, Carolee, Chris, and Willie, So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great lady whom I loved very much. She was my savior when my parents went away. She was always there for me when I needed someone. Sorry I couldn't be there at this time, I know you will understand. Love you guys.

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