Marguerite (Rita) Theresa Barker
October 19, 1930 – October 14, 2018
Marguerite (Rita) Theresa Barker passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years with her family by her side in Kamloops, BC on October 14, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Russell (Russ Barker), and her parents Leonard and Margaret Sadlier-Brown. She is survived by her children, son David Barker (Debbie) of Canmore, AB, daughter Margaret Locke (Walter) of Kamloops, BC and son Jeffrey Barker (Kathleen) of Ladner, BC, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and her sister Pat Brown of Barriere, BC.
Rita managed the family home, while Russ owned and operated Nicola Auto Body in Merritt for 31 years. Upon retirement they enjoyed travel and leisure time together. Rita was a 50 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Merritt Chapter #14. She also gave of her time to the community and charitable organizations. Rita and Russ moved back to Kamloops in 1987. Rita loved playing bridge and was an accomplished home cook and baker.
A heartfelt thank you to management and staff at Chartwell Ridgepoint and to the Home Health nurses and care aides that made her last years pleasant and peaceful. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Marjorie Willowby Snowden Hospice Home. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association
www.kamloopshospice.com/home would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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