Rita  Sanderson

Rita Harriet Sanderson (Burns )

Friday, October 15th, 1948 - Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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Rita Harriet Sanderson was born October 15, 1948. She passed away at Melfort Hospital on March 14, 2021 at the age of 72 years.
Rita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herb Sanderson.
Daughter Denise Whitehead: Justin & Claudette - Hunter, Hayden, Hailey, Jovi; Roger Jr. & Tara - Donteh, Elianna, Roger Jr III; Lacy & Sheldon - Charlee and Dominic; Joshua.
Son Garth & Jamie Sanderson: Elissa & Warner; Adam & Hildie - Jaycia, Adalynn, Dawsyn; Lee; Alexa.
Jamie’s children: Cody & Chantelle - Kayden, Mason; Tyshia & Scott - Alec, Theo; Layne; Charlyn & Phil – Elektra, Jalaine, Adrian, Andrew, Kendahl.
Daughter Cheryl & Mervin Whitehead: Thomas & Sunrise – Sunset, Jadis; Fayth & Cody – Kingsley; Lyndie; Mervin’s children: Dylan & Destiny, Morgan, Tierney – Gracie; Taylor & Brandon – Sienna, Alexa.
Son Herb Sanderson Jr. & Dinah: Chez, Teagan, Ramon & Chey, Nomar, Jayden, Nolan – Evelyn, Tameka.
Siblings: Harvey, Hector & Diane, Harold, Delores & Mike, Herman, Theresa, Brother-in-law Delbert Brittain.
Adopted Children: Chinney Bremner, Robert Bailey, James Stonestand, Elmer Sanderson, Ryan Arcand, Glen Bremner, Jocelyn Kippenhuck, Eldon Head, Jordy Pratt, Madeline Bear, Austin Sanderson, Roddy Bailey, William Bailey.
Adopted Grandsons: Shooter Gamble, Donovan Gamble, Kelly Cook, Marcus Cook.
In-Laws: Mabel Burns, Gordon & Marie Sanderson, Charlotte Delver, Barbara Sanderson, Maria & Richard Brittain, Gilbert Sanderson, Daniel & Marie Sanderson, Jean & Irvin Head, Elmer Sanderson & Carol Burns.
Godchildren: Boyd Sanderson, Tina Sanderson, Janel Kinch, Evan Sanderson, Tristen Jenni.
Rita was predeceased by:
Parents—Oscar & Mabel Burns; In-laws—John & Janette Sanderson; Daughter– Diane Marie Sanderson; Adopted sons– Clyde Kippenhuck & Eli Constant; Sister– Leona Brittain; In-laws– Myrtle & Ross Burns, Verna & Stewart Whitehead, Arnold Burns, Louis Delver & Garney Sanderson.
Godchildren—Lymen T. Sanderson & Mona Brittain; Best friend— Lena G. Burns.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held.
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    Fedusiak Funeral Chapel
    306 Saskatchewan Drive West
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    A Private Family Funeral Service will be held.
    Rev. Wilfred Sanderson
  • Interment

    St. Luke's Anglican Cemetery
    James Smith Cree Nation, SK
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Posted at 05:24pm
So sorry to hear about Rita's passing . She was a lovely person and we enjoyed visiting with her at the races for many years. Hugs and Prayers to all Jean Pelletier

Fern Nagel Posted at 03:16pm

Condolences to the family. I shared a hospital room with Rita and soon realized what a special spirit she had. We shared several stories and laughs. Hugs to all her beautiful family that she loved and talked about all the time. Take care of each other and know she will always live on in your hearts.

Greyeyes Family- Frank, Steven and Andrea

Posted at 03:46pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With love and hugs
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Posted at 12:47pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From friends, Gilles & Lorraine, Ben & Jacquie, Kevin & Lisa Gareau and families.
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