It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend Rita Norma Kulyk who passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on August 19, 2021 at the Beausejour Hospital at the age of 73.
Rita was born in Philomena, Alberta on August 4, 1948.
She is predeceased by her father Peter; her brothers Harvey, Jimmy, Robert, Phillip and Brian.
She will be loving remembered by Andrew, her husband of 53 years. As well she will be lovingly remembered by her children Stephen (Kari) and Jaime; grandchildren Evan and James. She is also survived by her mother Frances; siblings Ronald (Bev), Chuck (Irene), Norm, Randy (Julie) and Rhonda (Martin). Rita also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rita loved working with seniors at Kin Place, East Gate Lodge and Pineview Lodge as an Adult Day Program Co-ordinator, a position she enjoyed for over 30 years.
Rita was passionate about her family especially her grandchildren. Even though her family was in Alberta she had constant contact with her siblings and her mother. They’d have daily phone conversations.
Rita had a generous heart and was always giving to people. If anyone came for dinner they would always leave for home with lots of leftovers.
She loved people and loved to read. She had about 2000 books of every sort. She also enjoyed going to the greenhouses to pick out flowers.
She will be dearly missed by her family.
Many thanks to the Beausejour Hospital and Cancer Care for all the care and compassion they showed towards Rita.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CIBC Run for the Cure – https://bndfr.com/QsnMf or Cancer Care Manitoba.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour. The family welcomes you to join them inside the chapel, which is limited to 200 patrons, or in the parking lot of Sobering Funeral Chapel and tuning your radio to 98.1 FM. If you are in the parking lot, there will be an opportunity to sign the guest register from your vehicle. Please adhere to social distancing regulations and masks are strongly recommended.
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Dear Family. My heart goes out to you on the loss of Rita. Keeping you all in prayer for inner peace and strength as you continue to honour the precious life Rita lived. Blessings and Love, Marline
May you soar high cousin as you start your journey to Creator!!
We love you❤️❤️
Condolences to steve and family. I remember your mom and dad’s many visits to my parents house, when we were younger. Your mom was a wonderful, and loving lady. May God give you all peace and comfort during such a trying time
So sorry to hear of Rita’s passing.
My condolences to you, Andy, Jaime, Stephen, and your family.
Your memories will be with you always.
Dear Steve and Family,
So sorry about the loss of your Mother. My deepest condolences.
My deepest condolences to the whole family. I have so many fond memories of the many visits and laughs we shared many years ago. I never saw Rita without a smile and a chuckle. She was truly special and will be missed.
Sincerest Condolences to your family..you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤ Rita was an amazing lady..always kind, caring and compassionate to other.. May she soar with the Angels..
Much love and respect . I felt this woman’s presence and she made one of the biggest impacts in my life . Thank you for being such a beautiful spirit and such an amazing woman
Condolences from the Henson Family. Our thoughts are with you all at this time
ruth bourque longpre
So sorry to hear about my cousin and childhood friend passing away,
I always remember all those wonderful times spent with our parents
and all the children. Great memories, rest in peace Rita. God bless your family.
With sincere condolences to Steve, Kari, Evan and James and the rest of Steve’s family on the passing of your Mom.
Moms are special! May you cherish her with the fond memories you had as a family.
Co worker and friend of Kari
Grace Tardiff Huntley
Andy and family…..my thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn losing Rita……a very special person in all your lives! I have fond memories of Rita…..her kindness shown to my parents those many years ago in Pine Falls! My condolences to the family…….may she rest in God’s everlasting peace.❤️
John and Georgina Kerr
Thinking of you during this difficult time Condolences to the family
Rita & Allan Vincent
Steve and family, sometimes life presents us with sad moments like losing a loved one. As you grieve, don’t forget how strong and amazing your mother was and by the sounds of it Steve, you have inherited a lot of her qualities!!! During this time know that you have many friends that stand by you and appreciate who you are. Our condolences to you and your family. Take Care of each other
Ray and Carol Wazney
Andy and family,
We are truly saddened to learn of Rita’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May your memories shared as a family bring you comfort and peace.
Condolences to the family. I always looked forward to have Rita in my painting class. She surprised herself of how well she painted. We had so much fun with the group.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Sending warm and caring thoughts to you at this time. I just heard of Rita’s passing and was shocked . I sure enjoyed when she worked at Kinplace and I at Alzheimer’s over 10 years ago. Always a warm smile and a solution! And painting class here in town! Lots of chuckles . What a delight . RIP Rita