Posted: January 24th, 2014

1917 – 2014
MRS. RITA ZEMEK, beloved wife, mother, grandma and great- grandma of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Rita was born to Joseph and Anna Rezac on June 2, 1917 in the Crowsnest Pass. She lived there until her husband passed away in 1970 and soon after she moved to Lethbridge to be closer to her family. She was a really good cook and a hard worker around her home – still shovelling snow at age 89. She enjoyed playing crib and whist and just loved the musical entertainment brought in while she lived at Martha’s House. Thanks to Park Meadows Good Samaritans Cottage 1, where she lived the past year and a half and was well taken care of. Rita was predeceased by her husband Joseph and also by her three sisters and one brother. Left to mourn her passing are daughters Carolyn (Len) Nyland of Salmon Arm, B.C. and their children, Todd (Leah) Nyland of Langley, B.C. and Tracy Nyland of Lethbridge; Brenda (Joey) Krywolt of Lethbridge and their children Gabe (Joanne) Krywolt and Grant (Susheilla) Krywolt of Troy, Michigan. She also leaves behind five great-grandchildren: Amy, Allison, Trevor, Reese and Amalia who brought her great joy. Losing Mom leaves a deep hole in our family and she will be dearly missed. We love you Mom. A private family service will be held at a later date. “There’s a land of hope and promise Where all cares and troubles end And love and faith are waiting thereBeyond the rainbow’s end.”

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