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RITA A. COVERNTON Obituary pic


Born: Oct 08, 1936

Date of Passing: Apr 25, 2022

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Born on October 8, 1936 and passed away peacefully April 25, 2022.
Mom, ever organized, wrote her own obituary years ago - So here it goes….
Beloved wife of Chas and proud mother / grandmother / great-grandmother of daughter Janice (Brian), son Patrick (Diana), daughter-in-law Karen; grandchildren, Kieran (Jill), Ainsley (Caden), Julia, Rachael, Nathanael, Jessica; and great-grandchildren, Bear and Evren; brother-in-law Alan Covernton, as well as her sister-in-law, neighbour and friend of many years Claudia Schmidt; as well as many numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
Rita had a wonderful and productive life living on the Covernton farm and in the town of Morris. She loved her teaching years; five of them in small rural one-room schools in and around Morris, and 24 years at Morris School. Rita also spent many happy hours in retirement with her decorating business and volunteering in her community.
The family would like to thank the staff of Misericordia Place, MP2 and Heavenly Care, for the kindness and compassion given to Rita over the last few years of her life.
A private family funeral is to take place. However the family welcomes you to a reception honouring Rita on May 29, 2:30 p.m. at the Morris Multiplex.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations to the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, Valley Regional Library, or to a charity of choice are appreciated.

Arrangements Entrusted to:
Morris Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 07, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I knew Rita so long ago, but remember her to be a kind, loving woman, a teacher to many, a mom, a wife and so much more. She will be greatly missed but I'm sure there are wonderful memories to hold onto. Randy, my husband, and I will not be able to attend the celebration as we are both sick. All my love and big hugs Tammy - Posted by: Tammy Hoffman (Friend) on: May 29, 2022

  • Mrs Covernton was my favorite teacher! I had her in grade 4. I will never forget her! She was always happy, kind and caring. I was always greeted every morning with a big smile. She taught patience, kindness for each other and shared her love for art and crafts. She encouraged all her "kids" to use their creative talents. Deepest sympathies to the family. She will always be missed and remembered in my heart. Desiree - Posted by: Ray and Desiree (Eidse) Blackmore (One of her "classroom kids)) on: May 28, 2022

  • Kevin and I wish Janice and Patrick and their families our condolences. My life was better for having Aunt Rita in it. What I remember most is her kindness and warm smile. She was always there with wise advice and compassion. She took the time to check in and see how you were doing - she kept in touch and after my Mom (her sister) passed, I was especially touched by the extra effort she took to reach out to me - just to see how I was doing. Sadly, COVID prevented visits in the last few years. Please know that she was loved very much and will always have a special place in my heart. She always said "Not bad for an old lady" I would say - she was an awesome lady! Love, Diane - Posted by: Diane Gumprich (Niece) on: May 26, 2022

  • I will always love you so much Rita, I have 20 years of my life and my children's lives, all beautifully organized over the years in little personal photo albums and handwritten letters and notes that you always gave to me after every single visit. I have your pinwheel crystal pieces that you'd bring out to gift me with, every visit. I have your antique scissors to keep that you had in your craft room where you would create. You loved and supported me for everything from my music to being a mom and was always, always there to help. I can picture Chas waiting for you, with his arms crossed and his side smile and saying to you upon your reuniting..."Well Mom, it's about time, what took you so long" then him snortle chuckling and you responding..."Well, I had things to do still it time for wine?" <3 - Posted by: Karen Larson (daughter in law) on: May 25, 2022

  • I did not know Rita for long. But she was the most friendly hard working person I met. My condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Rose larson (Mother to (son in law)) on: May 24, 2022

  • I was stationed with the RCMP in Morris in the mid-seventies and Rita taught two of my daughters in those days. She was an amazing teacher and both kids loved her as their teacher. My condolences are extended to Chas and the family for their loss. - Posted by: Kevin Duckett (Acquaintance) on: May 07, 2022

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