Frances Maud Kathleen Ritchie (nee Armstrong) of Abbotsford, BCÂ passed away peacefully Â the morning of Sunday, February 26, 2006. Born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Mom was proud of her Irish roots, but even more proud of being a Canadian. Mom was predeceased by her father, Thomas, and mother, Eileen Armstrong of Lisnaskea, Northern Ireland and younger sister, Pat McCoy of Monaghan, Ireland. Â Mom leaves behind brothers, John and Bill of England and older sister, Florence of Northern Ireland.
Mom’s joy came from her four children and 12 grandchildren: Laurna Ritchie, and her sons Matthew and Dean Harrington; Gordon and fiance, Tamara, and his sons, Ryan and Brock; Stewart and wife, Sandra, and their children, Samantha, Amelia, Tyler, and Liam (#12); and Scott and his wife, Tracey, and their children Cameron, Brittany, Justin, and Alexandra.
All who knew Mom are invited to attend a “Celebration of Maud’s Life” at the Abbotsford Ramada Inn, 2:00 pm on Monday, March 6, 2006. Â Bring your laughter and good memories of Mom as we celebrate the way Mom wants us to – the Irish way. Mom always told us that she wanted to enjoy flowers while she was alive, not after. Â So, in lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534