Rita M. Ayotte
1923 - 2021
Rita M. Ayotte was born the youngest of six children to Joseph Seguin and Albertine Cote in New Liskeard, Ontario on November 10, 1923. She passed away in her home in Vancouver on October 11, 2021 at the age of 97. Rita was a kind and generous soul, known to have a very warm smile and loving disposition. Her family and faith were her most prized possessions and greatest sources of strength.

She married Justin Ayotte (predeceased 1978) in Val D'or, Quebec in 1932 and they had one son Jacques (Jim) Ayotte. She enjoyed volunteering with youth soccer leagues in Richmond, playing bingo, and going out dancing well into her 80s. Rita maintained her vibrance, positive disposition, and strength/mobility right up until a fall broke her hip in August 2021.

Rita is survived by her son and his wife Kathleen Ayotte (Kamloops, B.C.) and proud grandchildren: Justin Ayotte (Ottawa, ON) and Cherryl-Anne Ayotte (Drew McKie) also of Kamloops, B.C. We will remember our dear mother/grandmother as a sweet soul who would embrace our friends (even on first meeting!) and cry every time we parted. The family wishes to thank the gracious, warm, and friendly staff at Villa Carital in Vancouver, B.C.
Published by Kamloops This Week from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18, 2021.
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My condolences for the loss of your loved one. May The God of all comfort, comfort your hearts and grant your family peace during this difficult time. 2 Thessalonians 2:17
November 22, 2021
Cher Jacques (et famille),
Nous t'envoyons nos plus sincères condoléances.
Malgré les longues distances qui nous séparaient Tante Rita
a toujours tenu une place spéciale dans nos coeurs et nos
Ton cousin Jean-Guy, Réjeanne (et famille).
Jean-Guy Fournier
October 22, 2021
To Jacques and family, my sincerest sympathies. We didn't see her often, but whenever we did, she left a great impression. John Czuba, Rockland, ON
John Czuba
October 22, 2021
Sincere Condolences, Jacques and family. Remember her fondly as a gentle, loving, kind and generous great aunt, , and you, Jacques, she was so proud of you - brings back memories of Chaput Hughes, (Rosignol) Thunder Bay and the last time we saw her in Vancouver she indeed was very weepy, . Merci pour les belles memoires. Repose en Paix Ma Tante.

Therese Lafrance
October 22, 2021
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