Rita (Penny) CARLYLE

9 March, 19284 April, 2021

On Sunday April 4, 2021, Rita Carlyle passed away at the age of 93 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Joan (Wayne), David (Yvette), and Jean (Garry) as well as grandchildren Adam (Dominique), Jamie (Mitch), and Kate (Jason) and great grandchildren Raquel, Penelope, Ellis and Hugh. Penny was pre-deceased by her husband Hugh in Aug 1987.

Penny was born in Ridgetown, Ontario where she became a Nurse and a stewardess with Trans Canada Airlines when she met and married the love of her life, Hugh. They moved west to Calgary and Edmonton for many years. They retired to the Victoria BC area where she remained for many years after Hugh’s passing. She returned to Alberta in 2009 to be closer to her family. She passed away peacefully at the Rivercrest Care Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.

Due to Public Health restrictions, no service will be held.


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Rita (Penny) CARLYLE

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Susie (Stevens) Casero

11 April 2021

I was lucky enough to call Penny my godmother, and Hugh my godfather. I have so many fond memories... Penny took me to my first movie in Vancouver when I was a little girl. We saw the Carebears movie. I remember that she braided my hair and got me all dressed up, as it was a big event. I also remember intense games of Ants in the Pants with both Penny and Hugh, sitting at their kitchen table with the large beautiful trees just outside the glass window. Penny would pick me up by ferry and take me back home to stay for a few days while mum visited with family. I am sorry not to have gotten the chance to see her in more recent years, but it brings me warmth to know that she is back with her dear Hugh, now both listening to Fly me to the Moon. I know they must be laughing together in heaven, finally reunited and on their next adventure. With love, Susie (Stevens) Casero