Rita was born the youngest daughter to Almanzor and Ida Desilets on October 6, 1919 near Sunnynook, Alberta. She attended Connersville, Pollockville, and Castor schools. At the age of 19 she married the love of her life Albert Galarneau, on April 19, 1937. They were married 68 years.
Rita kept busy with her family and she always cooked for hired men on the ranch. Albert and Rita went to many rodeos where Albert took part in.
After Albert passed away Rita lived in the Acadia Lodge until her health deteriorated and she was moved to Long Term Care where she resided until the time of her death.
Rita is survived by her sons: Jack (Rapheala), David; daughter Mary Lou (Jim); seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2006, and sons: Terry in 1973, and Raymond in 2016.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. George’s Catholic Church, or to the Hanna Food Bank.
Rita was blessed with many friends, but her family meant more to her than anything else.
She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.