Nelson, Rita Irene


Funeral services for Rita Nelson
1942 – 2015

Rita Irene Nelson passed away in Stettler, Alberta on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the age of 73 years.

Rita was born on Thursday, March 19, 1942 at Coronation, Alberta to parents Leona and Alfred Venables.

Rita is survived by her loving family: son, Arley (Sharon) Nelson of Spruce Grove; daughter Val Nelson (Andy LeBouthillier) of Red Deer; grandchildren: Kendra Nelson and Paul Nelson; Rod LeBouthillier (Jocelyn) and their children: Alexis, Auryah and Pierce; Rochelle (Garrett) Radchenko and their son Bronsen; siblings: Don Venables of Red Deer, Betty (Bill) Banwell of Coronation, Cecil Venables of Red Deer and Brian (Karen) Venables of Calgary; numerous nieces, nephews, other family, the Nelson families and a host of many friends.

Rita was predeceased by her parents Leona and Alfred Venables, husband Stanley Nelson on July 10, 2015, brothers Delmar Venables and Raymond Venables; nephews: Cody Banwell, Kelly Banwell and Devin Venables and other family members.

A funeral service for the late Rita Nelson will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Reverend Lyn Lamers officiating.

A time of sharing memories and luncheon will follow in the Stettler Funeral Home reception centre.  Interment will take place beside her beloved husband Stanley at Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Alberta at 3 p.m

Donations in memory of Rita are gratefully accepted to the Parkinson’s Society, Stettler Health Services Foundation-Heritage House or Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta, T0C 2L0.  Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at

Stettler Funeral Home, 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.

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