Rita M. Ayotte was born the youngest of six children to Joseph Seguin and Albertine Cote in New Liskeard, Ontario on November 10, 1923.

She passed away in her home in Vancouver on October 11, 2021 at the age of 97.

Rita was a kind & generous soul, known to have a very warm smile and loving disposition.  Her family and faith were her most prized possessions and greatest sources of strength.

She married Justin Ayotte (predeceased 1978) in Val D’or, Quebec in 1932 and they had one son Jacques (Jim) Ayotte.

She enjoyed volunteering with youth soccer leagues in Richmond, playing bingo, and going out dancing well into her 80’s.  Rita maintained her vibrancy, positive disposition, and strength/mobility up until a fall broke her hip in August 2021.

Rita is survived by her son and his wife Kathleen Ayotte (Kamloops, B.C.) and proud grandchildren: Justin Ayotte (Ottawa, ON) and Cherryl-Anne Ayotte (Drew McKie) also of Kamloops, B.C.

We will remember our dear mother/grandmother as a sweet soul who would embrace our friends (even on first meeting!) and cry every time we parted.

The family wishes to thank the gracious, warm, and friendly staff at Villa Carital in Vancouver, B.C.