March 14, 1937 - February 28, 2017
Mrs. Rita Green of Nanton, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the South Calgary Health Campus on February 28th, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Rita is survived by her loving husband John; children Neall (Llizabet) Coulson, Lloyd (Pauline) Green, Teresa Husted, Sharalee Greene, Rodney (Maureen) Green, Ellen (Wayne) Brown; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; sisters Janet Bowhay, Angie McBain and Kathy Eichel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her brothers Ross Cameron and Jim Cameron. Rita was born on March 14th, 1937 in Calgary, Alberta. She was the third of six children born to Margaret and Angus Cameron of Dog Pound, Alberta. Rita started Grade 1 at the Dog Pound school but because she was the only student, they moved to up join the two students in Grade 2. After the three of them completed Grade 9 together, Rita moved to Carstairs to live with her grandmother so she could attend high school where she graduated in 1954. She then moved to Calgary and enrolled in the Holy Cross School of Nursing and graduated as an Registered Nurse in February, 1958. Upon graduation Rita worked at the Children’s Hospital in Calgary, the Regina General Hospital and moved to High River in 1960 to work as a Public Health Nurse at the Foothills Health Unit. She married John Green in 1961 and they farmed near Nanton until 2005. Besides raising a large family and helping on the farm, Rita found time to obtain her Private Pilot’s License in 1974. She and John became very involved in the International Flying Farmers organization and they flew together all over North America to attend conventions and fly-ins. Rita was also very active in the Nanton United Church and volunteered countless hours in the community. Rita will be dearly missed by all who knew her. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Bomber Command Museum www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/membership.html (Box 1051, Nanton, AB, T0L 1R0) or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca . A Celebration of Rita’s Life was held on at the Nanton Community Centre on Saturday, March 11th. To send condolences and view Rita’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (403.652.4242).
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