Rita Marie Daum
June 12, 1930 – August 27, 2019
Rita passed away peacefully on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents Ferdinand and Marie Domes; Brothers Arnold Domes, Elmer Domes and Bernard (Ben) Domes; Sisters Leona Miller, Doris Domes and her loving husband, Alfred (Al) Daum. She is survived by her sisters Florence Smith and Lois Storey, as well as her daughter Lisa Daum (Tim Person), and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita Marie Domes was the seventh child in a family of eight, born on June 12, 1930 in a farm home, six miles northeast of Verwood Saskatchewan. She received her elementary and high school education in that area. In 1947 she moved to Regina where she completed a secretarial course. Her first employer was a life assurance firm. From there Rita went to work as a stenographer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool until she was married (It was against Wheat Pool Policy to employ married women.) On December 12, 1951 Rita married Alfred Daum, the love of her life. She then moved from Regina to Midale, Saskatchewan to be with Al, whose family had purchased a hotel there. In January 1953, the family sold the hotel and Rita and Al moved to Regina where Rita worked as a secretary in the oil industry. In 1969 Rita, Al, and four year old Lisa moved to Saskatoon so Rita and Al could attend university of Saskatchewan for two semesters. In 1972 Rita was offered a position with the Government of Saskatchewan and worked as a cabinet ministers' secretary and then as executive assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Renewable Resources. While working, Rita completed her Bachelor of Education and convocated with distinction. Rita ended her career when she retired from her position as Secretariat to the three Professional Review Commitees for the Department of Health. She was highly regarded by everyone she worked with because of her conscientiousness, intelligence, and cheerfulness. She enjoyed her retirement along with Al until his death in 2015. Rita was active in her church and in politics. She loved keeping up with current events and spending time with Al, Lisa, son-in-law Tim, her family, and friends. Her gentle presence will be greatly missed. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church 1909 Ottawa Street, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rita may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina SK, S4P 1P7.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Rita Marie Daum
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