October 6, 1953 – March 16, 2019
With great sadness we announce the passing of Rita Kuehne.
Rita was born in Terrace BC and spent her childhood years swimming, water skiing, listening to music, playing ping pong with her Dad, learning to dance from her parents and playing with her cousins as well as friends.
After completing grade 9 at Skeena School, Rita entered the vocational program at Mills Memorial Hospital where she worked for 33 years and was lucky to retire at the age of 57.
As an adult she enjoyed singing karaoke, dancing, bowling, walking, biking, curling, swimming in the lake, and playing the slots. She spent time volunteering for MMH Auxiliary Thrift Shop, the Happy Gang Center, and the Legion Branch #13.
She was a very loving person and was happy to have love in her life. Rita recently started a relationship with Glen Callihoo of Alberta who made her very happy and she looked forward to his visits.
Rita suffered for years with diabetes. The family thanks everyone who helped guide her to better health and those who assisted her throughout her life. Sadly, Rita passed away at her home in Terrace BC due to diabetic complications.
Rita is now reunited with her sister Ramona (infant), her mother Lori (Meyer) Kuehne and her father Henry Kuehne. She is also predeceased by her spouse Rick Doig. She leaves behind her brother Ernie (Gloria) Kuehne, her nephew Rodney (Kerri) Kuehne, her niece Jennifer Kuehne (Matt Soules), her great niece & nephew Ashley and Logan Kuehne, as well as her close cousin Louise (Dieter) Jacobs. Rita had many relatives (in Terrace BC, Germany & California) that are mourning her loss. There are also many friends and close family friends that will miss her dearly.
Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved.
Where there is deep grief, there was great love.
Memorial Service: Knox United Church in Terrace BC on Thursday March 28th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Rita’s name to the Dr R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation (4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace BC V8G 2W7).