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Rita Lorraine

Saturday, 8 July 1939



Sunday, 7 May 2023

Passed away at Peacehaven Village surrounded by her children in her 84th year.

Dearly loved wife of Richard*(Dick).

Loved and treasured Mum and Mother-in-Law of Graeme and Jan, Deanne and Trev, Lyndal and Murray, Andre and Tinika.

Cherished Nana Rita of Logan, Courtney, Reece, Todd, and Shaun, also her great and great-great-grandchildren.

A service for Rita will be held on Wednesday 10th May commencing at 2 pm, at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 689 Tweed Street, Invercargill, followed by a private cremation.

Messages to McDowell family c/o 69 Bond Street, Invercargill, 9810

Please find a link to the livestream below


So sorry Dee and family to read of your mums passing, she’s at peace and with your dad now, wish we had been here and able to come and support you all at this sad time, we’ve been away and just catching up on the papers, I have fond memories of the times we popped in to see your mum & dad picking you up Dee before our fun times out, thinking of you all & sending my sincere and warmest regards Jo Carson (Mulholland-Hamilton) x

Jo Carson


Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Regards, Sue Kincaid.

Sue Kincaid


A beloved friend of my late mother, Irene Ford. I have fond memories of my mother's dearest friend Rita, and her family. My sincere condolences.

Loreen Shields


Sending my sincerest condolences to the family of my dear friend Rita. So sorry for the loss of your lovely mum. Sorry I am not able to contact the family in person, but I am thinking of you all and send you all my love and strength at this very sad time.

Joyce Crichton, Wales, United Kingdom

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