BELL _ Rita (Panasis). Rita passed away on March 17th, 2003 at Burquitlam Lions Care, she was 81. She leaves behind her children Richard Bell and wife Jan and Suzanne Bell-Band and her husband Jim and her brother Gregory Panasis and wife Marie. Rita was well known as a Canadian Basketball Champion. She is in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, The Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and the Maple Ridge Hall of Fame. Special gratitude to all her Burquitlam Lions Care family who loved and cared for her. A celebration will be held at Burquitlam Lions Care on Thursday, March 27th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Burquitlam Lions Care-Music Therapy, 560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 6A4 would be her wish.

Published in The Vancouver Sun on Mar. 22, 2003
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