It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rita Idorn on October 1, 2021. Born in Denmark in 1933, Rita immigrated to Prince George, BC in 1956 with her husband Dan, where they lived for 34 years, building a home, raising children, and making a new life. Rita worked at The Prince George Citizen for 17 years before retiring to Summerland, BC in 1992.
Retirement years were simply an opportunity to do the things that really mattered, like golfing, growing orchids, RV traveling, gardening, wine making, and hanging Christmas lights, which began in October, and transformed their home into one of the must-see houses during the Holiday Season. Rita had a strong belief in hard work, pulling your own weight, and that life was what you made of it. Time was never meant to be squandered; spare time simply meant time to get busy doing something else.
Rita was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Dan, in May, 2020, and is survived by her son, Willy, daughter, Lynette (Al), and grandchildren, Derek, Mark, and Erica (Brent).
No formal service will be held at Rita’s request.
So live life to the fullest with family and friends and get the most out of every day.
Word cannot express the depth of the loss we feel for our Mother and Grandmother. She will be greatly missed. But she will be in our hearts forever, helping to guide and comfort us.
To send flowers to Rita's family, please visit our floral store.