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Rita Desaulniers

March 11, 1932 - November 22, 2012


On November 22, 2012, Mrs. Rita Desaulniers of St. Paul passed away at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her children, Emile (Karen) & Paul (Patricia) all of St. Paul, Aline (Carl) Whitehead of Edmonton & Carmen (Eric) DeSchipper of Beaver Lodge; 11 grandchildren, Philip, Colette, Heidi-Ann (Chris) LaPointe, Kyle, Megan, Colin, Jodi Lee, Raelynn, Christa, Erica & Corey; 6 brothers, Aime (Gabrielle), Julien (Mary), Hubert (Lenore), Lionel (Carol), Roger (Antoinette) & Roland (Marie); brother-in-law, Robert Desaulniers; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; parents, Eugene & Rose Foisy; & sister, Alma Desaulniers. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be the celebrant with interment in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul. If desired, donations may be made to St. Paul Hospital Foundation c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Noella Mahe
Relation: friend,related to Roger

May the memories you cherish bring you comfort at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From: Shauna & Raymond Lapierre
Relation: friends of the family

Our Deepest Sympathy

From: Claire Journault
Relation: Niece

My sincere condolences go to my cousins Emile, Paul, Aline and Carmen. I have very fond childhood memories of celebrating la Fête des Rois at your family farm in Lafond many years ago. Your Mom always wore a smile and she was an inspiration of how to live life to its fullest. Again, my sincere condolences. Claire

From: Eugene & Line Symbaluk
Relation: neighbour and very good friends

Rita we will miss you very much, you were our flower lady and we will never forget you and your kindness. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of such a wonderful lady.

From: Marie-Anne (Foisy) Howard
Relation: Aunt

My thought and prayers are with during this time. Take care of each other. (Hugs)

From: Rosaline (Brosseau) Nishi
Relation: Niece

Deepest sympathy to my cousins on the loss of their mom. I have such fond memories of the times spent with our families when we lived in Brosseau. My thoughts are with you.

From: Lorraine & Marvin Richter
Relation: niece

Our deepest sympathies to the family on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Our prayers are with you. Auntie will always be remembered for her love of flowers and gardening. Cherish the memories.

From: Norma Lorenson
Relation: friend

To Rita’s family

I bowled with Rita and enjoyed her company, she also helped me with my quilting –she made it easier for me. She was a hard working lady I am sorry for your loss. Remember the good times.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 28, 2012
Beginning at 10:00am

St. Paul''s Cathedral

St. Paul, AB Canada

Prayer Service Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB.

St. Paul, AB Canada

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