Anita Hilda Rhodes

January 20th, 2021

October 5, 1955 – January 20, 2021

Anita peacefully passed away January 20, 2021 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital with loving family by her side at the age of 65 years after an eight month battle with cancer. Anita was born in Swan Lake, MB and they lived on a small farm nearby with parents Marguerite and Oscar Lombart and five other siblings: George, Mona, Jerry, Donny and Larry. The family moved to Brandon, MB when Anita was eight, she then finished high school and graduated. Soon after, Anita started her banking career in Brandon, MB, then moved to Edmonton, AB and then to Vernon, BC for the HSBC bank as a Commercial Account Manager. Anita retired after 37 years of banking. Anita met the love of her life, Bob Armitage, and they enjoyed 32 happy years together. They lived on a small farm in Armstrong, BC. Anita enjoyed driving around with Bob in their old cars, boating, flying in their aircraft, holidays down south, but most of all, Anita loved gardening, cooking, having barbeques, on our own deck, spending time with family and lots of friends. Just enjoying life together with Bob with a big smile and laughing will be dearly missed. Until we meet again. Rest in peace my love.

The family extends special thanks to Doctors and staff on the 6th floor of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the dedication and care of Anita, thank you.


Our hearts broke when we heard the news. She was truly an amazing soul. So kind and loving. She brought so much to this world. Anita will be sorely missed and never forgotten. We feel so blessed to have known her. Our deepest condolences.

Was shocked to see this. Hope you are doing okay Bob. It was great getting to know the two of you when we rented the cottage. If there is any thing we can do for you don't hesitate to get in touch. Know that she is resting in peace and waiting for you when it's your time'

Dear Bob, Our condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family. She will be greatly missed.

Bob Armitage & Family, Our condolences and deepest sympathy. What a terrible loss of such a great person. Brian & Lynda

Bob, We were shocked by the news of Anita's passing. We had such fun and so many laughs over the years, both at work and at play. JR and I send our sincere sympathy Bob, to you and your family. May her memory be a blessing.

So sorry to hear of Anita's passing. I worked with her for many years at the HSBC in Vernon some of that time in the Commercial Loans Department where I got to know her better. She was quick to laugh and was a real live wire. Glad that I had the opportunity to spend time with her through the years. My husband Phil and I would like to pass our condolances on to Bob and all the family. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

Dear Bob, so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. We had no idea she was ill. Anita was such a fun loving person, and had the best laugh ever. We will remember her lively spirit. Take care, and when we can get out and about, would love to stop by. Deb and Ryan Parsons.

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