Our beloved Rita Elizabeth Maria Ambikadevi Chauhan (nee Moodliar) passed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on May 11, 2020.
Rita was born in Mumbai, India where she spent her formative years. After attending school and becoming a teacher, she and her husband, along with their children, immigrated to Kamloops, BC Canada, where she started teaching in 1965. Rita worked at John Tod, A.E. Perry, Summit, and retired from Westmount Elementary School. Rita enjoyed her retirement years as a volunteer in the community. She helped out at Kamloops Christian School, ushered at Sagebrush Theatre and taught Sunday school in her church.
She was passionate about everything she put her hand to and always exceeded what was expected of her in her career, her family and with her friends. She lived a productive and faith-filled life, and is now rejoicing in heaven with her loved ones who have gone before.
Rita is predeceased by her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. Madhao and Elisabeth Moodliar; her brother, Heinz Wilhem Jamsheed Moodliar; her husband, Inderjeet (Nick) Wickram Chauhan; and son-in-law, Eddie Kendrick.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rita is survived by her 3 children: Indira Rempel, Arjun Chauhan and Sarina Chauhan; 8 grandchildren: Sara (Glen) Farrow, Joshua (Anisha) Rempel, Leah (Brady) Rempel, Reuben Chauhan, John (Stephanie) Chauhan, Kyla (Ben) Steinley, Tane Kendrick and Aiyana Kendrick; and 4 great-grandchildren: Rachel and Daniel Farrow, Ethan Chauhan and Maksimus Rempel.
She also leaves behind numerous friends and family members all over the globe who will miss her tremendously.
Rita’s beautiful smile, encouragement, love, and support will be dearly cherished. We will continue her legacy and live the life she modeled for us. Until we meet again.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and/or The Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
A celebration of life will be held; the date is yet to be determined.
“The lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (Holy Bible, NIV)