Rita McKinnon

Obituary of Rita Mary McKinnon

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Rita Mary McKinnon announce her passing on Friday December 18, 2020 at the age of 87. Rita leaves to mourn her very loving husband of 66 years, Allan McKinnon. Their love for each other grew stronger and deeper as time went on. It was a relationship their family looked up to, one for the history books. She also leaves behind her children, Jim (Kristine), Malcolm (Twila), David (Shirlee), and Barb (Grant) Bishop; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark), Christopher, Burgandy (Troy), Curtis (Krista), Tiffany (Riley), Justin (Megan), Matt (Randi), Paden, Colton (Tonya), Courtney (Jon); and 11 great grand-children.

Rita was born in Michichi, AB and met the love of her life at the age of 16 at the Drumheller High School Dormatory. They spent their early marriage in Rosebud and then moved to Standard in 1969, where Rita was a lifetime member of the Lionettes.

Rita loved to travel, curl, snowmobile, dance and generally have a good time. She always looked forward to drives in the mountains with her family and some of her greatest memories came from the many camping expeditions that her and Allan did together.

Rita was one of a kind; she was fiesty, thoughtful, fearlessly protective of her loved ones and had the biggest heart for her friends and family. Mac (Grandma) took tremendous pride in all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She leaves behind a huge hole in the hearts of many, but we were so blessed to have had her in our lives.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Wheatland Lodge for the exceptional care provided to Mom.

Due to existing covid restrictions, no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Standard Municipal Library.

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