Posted: March 9th, 2017

April 28th,1924 – March 6th, 2017

Rita Todd, aged 92, died peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Rita is survived by her sister, Irene Romeril; daughter, Loretta Jasper (Ned); son, Larry (Irene) Todd; son, Mickey (Sharon) Todd; daughter, Michelle (Charles) Hirsch; grandsons, Robbie Todd, Jordan (Tarla) Todd, Nathan (Billy) Todd and Jeff (Patti) Hirsch; granddaughters, Lori (Gerry) Barnes, April Nishiyama, Jennifer (Vay) Tu, and their families; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Earl J. Todd; parents, Rudolf & Kathrine Castelani; brothers, Ruben (Muriel) Castelani and Wally (Bea) Castelani; sister, Marjorie (Ed) Gertzen; brother-in-law, Alf Romeril; nephew, Bob Romeril; granddaughter, Lani Jasper; grandson, Stacey Hirsch. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood officiating. Interment will take place in the spring for both Rita and Earl at Hillside Cemetery. We ask that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Center in Medicine Hat, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rita Todd. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


  1. Pat Johnson says:

    Sincere condolences to Rita’s family members and friends.

    “To know Rita is to experience the warmth of sunshine on your soul.”

    I feel very privileged to have had Rita as a client. It was a ray of sunshine on a blah Saturday afternoon . I thoroughly enjoyed our cheerful banter as well as her skepticism prior to her move. She often spoke of her love for her family, and special appreciation for Sharon who provided love and support over and above that expected of a daughter in law.


    Although you’re gone, I’m not alone,
    And never shall I be,
    For the precious memories of the bond we shared
    Will never depart from me.

    Our love surpassed the ups and downs
    And helped us along the way,
    And that same love will give me strength
    To manage this loss each day.

    On my mind and in my heart,
    Mom, you shall forever be,
    For just as much as I am a part of you,
    You are a part of me

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