Rita Alice Awalt

Passed 08/22/2021


Obituary For Rita Alice Awalt

It is with immense sadness and fond memories that the family of Rita Alice Awalt, 86, of Beaverbank announces her passing Sunday August 22,2021.
Rita loved her family and friends but most of all loved her Bingo. Fishing came a close second along with her gardening and picking blueberries with the kids.
Rita was the daughter of the late Edith Mary Bonang (Sawler) and Lawrence Sawler, she was predeceased by her brother Edward Sawler.
Rita is survived by her husband Joseph; daughter Christine (Clayton) Buell; daughter Linda (George) Fortune; son Steven (Annette) Awalt; son Joseph (Lynn) Awalt; grandchildren David (Denise) Fortune; Steven (Leah) Fortune; Kenneth Awalt; Alison Mason; Great grandchildren Brady and Autumn.
A special THANK YOU to all the staff at Ivy Meadows Continuing Care Center for your care and compassion for Rita and her family.

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  • Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one! Robert & Susan Kidson

  • So sorry to hear the sad news. Memories last forever and they are of comfort at many times. Rita was a lovely lady, sweet wife, Great mother. Thinking of you. Sheila Rafuse

  • I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Rita's passing. Since she was my father's only sister, she was a beautiful addition to my childhood. She always welcomed me with open arms. I have many fond memories of visiting her at Christmas time; Uncle Joe on the banjo and food galore. My heart goes out to you Christine, Linda, Steven and Joey. She will always be in your heart. Love Phyllis

  • We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Rita's passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Love Doreen and Dave

  • So sad to hear of Rita passing she was a beautiful lady condolences to Joe and the family. Diana O'Hearn-Conrad

  • Our condolences to all the Awalt family members. We will miss Rita so much as she was such a loving and beautiful woman. We had many great times playing auction 45's on Sat night or going to dances with other friends of her family. Her and Joe were like our 2nd mother and father . Rita was my dance partner when we went to Ardoise Community Hall on some Saturday nights . Joe and Anne dance together also. We will miss her dearly 😥💝💔 . May she rest in peace !! Xoxo Lynn & Anne Flemming

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Rita's unfortunate passing. Christine and I were very good friends as young teenagers. Rita and Joe welcomed me into their home and I was always meant to feel like they were my second family. Having lost both my parents, I understand and empathize with the emotions you will no doubt experience with Rita's passing. Please know that both Lloyd and I are sharing in your grief. Love always Peggy and Lloyd Ferguson

  • My condolences to the Awalt family. Rita was my Bingo Buddy for many years. She always was ready for a good laugh. I don't know how she played so many cards at one time and still managed to talk throughout bingo. I had the honor of teaching her two sons and daughter-in-law Annette. Rita was a great mom and a wonderful person. I will cherish the many fond memories we shared. - Bernie Scott

  • So sorry to hear this. Rita was a loving Mom to all. May your memories help you through this hard time.

  • Sorry for the loss of your mom she was a lovely person Denise Crowell

  • So sorry for your loss Our heart and thoughts are with you and your family Greg & Joanna Hinds

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