Rita Erickson (formerly Morrison, née Munroe) passed away in Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, Clearwater, B.C., on April 8, 2008.
She was 81 years of age. Born in Vancouver, B.C., Rita came to the North Thompson valley twelve years ago; living in Birch Island with her family was the happiest time
of her life.
Rita is survived by her two daughters, Lea (Brian) Smith of Clearwater, B.C., and Michelle (Terrance) Langwood of Birch Island, B.C.; grandchildren Jeff (Marnie), Michael (Sindy), Ryan (Samantha), Ashley (Cory), Lindsey (Kyle) and Trevor (Mel);
great grandchildren Alex- Zandra, Charlotte, Ethan and Gavin; and many friends, including her close friends, Fran and Corinne.
Rita asked little but gave much, especially THANKS for her blessings. Her cup was always half full, or “overflowing,” in spite of difficulties.
Her blessings were her family, and her “family of friends.” including our dedicated health care staff.
She loved her dogs, a good joke, and a game of scrabble.
We’ll miss you, Rita.
Private family arrangements have been made.
Following cremation, Rita’s ashes will be interred at Birch Island Cemetery,
Birch Island, B.C.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, B.C., 1-877-674-3030.