Marie Rita Patricia Jensen known to all her friends and family as Rita, was born in Spirit River, AB Hospital to Napoleon and Amanda Chabot on February 25,1931.
In 1979, Rita married Oscar Jensen. They lived and worked together on their farm for 26 years in Eaglesham, AB until they retired to Grand Prairie, AB and then later to West Kelowna, BC.
Rita enjoyed the farm, the animals, her chickens and garden, and so much more. Rita truly loved music (especially country music!) She was a talented singer and guitar player that inspired many generations of family as well as entertained.
Rita was predeceased by her parents, Amanda and Napoleon Chabot, her son Louie Cloutier and one great grandson, Ryeley Palfi.
She is survived by her two daughters, Dian (Harve) Eggleston and Doris Cloutier; three sons, Rene (Ann) Cloutier, Roger Cloutier and Tony Cloutier from her previous marriage. She had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she loved them all dearly.
Rita passed away on October 8, 2023, at Lakeview Lodge in West Kelowna with family by her side. She will be truly missed by all.
A Funeral Service was held in Kelowna, British Columbia and Rita was laid to rest at Westbank Cemetery in West Kelowna, British Columbia.