Edith RYCHTER

RYCHTER, Edith Mary (Molly)

November 5, 1927 – September 21, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved, mom, grandma, sister and friend, Molly. Molly passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Hope Fraser Lodge which she happily called her home for the past two years. Molly was born in London, England and during WW2 she met the love of her life, Eddie. They were married in 1949 and shortly after they immigrated to Vancouver, BC. Molly came over on the boat first by herself; this shows a sense of her strong character and her adventurous side and was joined by Eddie a few months later. They resided in the Vancouver, Surrey area for many years and then in 1972 they purchased the Red and White grocery store in Agassiz. They spent many happy years there and in 1978 they decided to become motel operators. They purchased the Imperial Motel and ran that as a family business for many years. Mom eventually retired around 1996 and lived in her beautiful house overlooking Lake of the Woods. Molly was predeceased by her husband, Eddie, her parents and her sisters, Anne and Olive. Molly leaves to mourn her son, George (Barb), her sister Kay in the UK and the light of her life her grandchildren: Sam(Gord) and Hedy (Joey). Hedy, even though you were not able to be with Grandma your loving and special secret (in letting grandma know of the baby’s name) was treasured and meant more to her than you know.

Molly was a prolific reader and knitter and enjoyed many writing classes. Molly especially loved to play Scrabble and Crib and at this time would like to say a big thank you to her wonderful Scrabble group who continued to go every Thursday up to the Lodge to play a game or two with her. We hope you know how much this meant to our mom, and we sincerely thank you for your kind friendship with Molly. We also send our sincere thank you to the Fraser Hope Lodge and all the staff for being so kind and helpful to our mom. Molly really thought of you all as her family and so enjoyed the care and attention she was given. Special thanks to Marja Losier, Crystal and Linda Yearwood and to Sam for the gentle gift of your love, respect and caring in her twilight hours. This meant everything to all of us and most especially Grandma. We will miss you mom and we have many fond, loving memories that we shall cherish forever. We shall all play a game of Scrabble and tell a few stories about Grandma.


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