In Memory of





Obituary for Rita Lynn Ford (Carmichael)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on March 28, 2024, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Kenneth for 41 years. Much loved mother of Crystal Avolio (Angelo), Michelle Evon (Mark). Adored grandmother of Dane, Vanessa, Andrew and Aidan. Loving daughter of the late Roy and Mildred. Dearest sister of Bernice Soucie (the late Ronald), Shadow Carmichael, Helen Monforton (Greg), and predeceased by Roy Carmichael (survived by Edith), Marion Collard (Glen), and Gary Carmichael. Rita will be forever remembered by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Rita shone a bright light into this world. She cared deeply for her family and was generous to anyone in need.
She had a way of making people feel comfortable and had a laugh and wit like no other.

As a mother, she loved fiercely, with no limits. Never did a time pass that she did not tell her husband, two daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren how much she loved them. There was never a departure without the words “I love you” and a warm gentle hug.

She was taken too soon, and our world will be dimmer without her. Her light cast broadly, her love shone brightly and her spirit will continue to shine.

If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

Cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony will take place at a later date.