1936 - 2013
Peacefully on the Kirkwood Hospice ward at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on 18th January 2013, following a long illness. Rita aged 76 years, of Birkenshaw, formerly of New Farnley. Beloved and loving wife of Neil, much loved mother of Nicholas, David,
Peacefully on the Kirkwood Hospice ward at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on 18th January 2013, following a long illness. Rita aged 76 years, of Birkenshaw, formerly of New Farnley. Beloved and loving wife of Neil, much loved mother of Nicholas, David, Michael and Jonathan, dearest grandmother to Rebecca, Liam, Elliot, Bethany, Emma and Luca. Requiem Mass was held at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Birstall on Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 10am, followed by the committal at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium. Donations in memory of Rita were given for The Rosewood Centre. Neil, Nicholas, David, Michael and Jonathan would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, emails and posts of condolence, and donations made to the Rosewood Centre . Special thanks to staff at the Rosewood Centre, and to Sandra Kiritschenko and the whole of Kirklees Locala for their kindness and care. A particular heartfelt thank you to Father David Bulmer of St. Patrick's R.C. Church. Thanks, too, to Richard and staff at Gateway Funeral Services for their caring and professional arrangements.
What a wonderful lady. I met Rita and her husband Neil many years ago through working at R T Haley & Co. She always came in to work and made me and Martin smile and I loved to listen to her tales of years gone by. My thoughts are with Neil and her family god bless you Rita it was a priveledge to have known you
Zoe, Andy, Elizabeth and Matthew
Rita it was a pleasure to have known you. Forever in our hearts and thoughts x
Christine &Tony Harvatt
Happy memories of working with Rita at Schweppes on Whitehall Road.She was always happy and made us laugh.Also condolences from old neighbours Bernice&Mike Haley. Our thoughts are with Neil and all the family Love and God Bless Rita.
Dear Michelle, Zoe and family, Christine and Tony, and Bernice and Mike, I'm Nicholas, Rita's eldest son. Thank you so much for posting your kind and thoughtful messages here. It's a great comfort to my father and the rest of us to know that she is so fondly remembered. Thank you.