RITCHOT, Clara Ellen of Winfield, BC passed away Thursday July 21, 2005 at the age of 77. She is survived by four daughters: Nancy Geier (Bill) of Surrey, BC, Glenda Forseth (David) of Red Deer, AB, Catherine Smith (Bill) of Smokey Lake, AB, Sheila Stephen (Gary) of Winfield, BC; four sons: Ted Ritchot (Barb) of Maple Ridge, BC, Bill Ritchot (Kathleen) of Fort Nelson, BC, Randy Ritchot (Elaine Merwyn) of Grande Prairie, AB, Ron Ritchot (Sydney) of Winfield, BC; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters: Maude Henry, Rita Helgeson; one brother Laurence "Red" Sutherland (Muriel); and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Ted Ritchot (2001), grandson Darren Ritchot (Merwyn) (1996), nine brothers and sisters. Clara was a resident of Winfield for 34 years. She loved a houseful of company. Her house was always filled with love and laughter. Her thoughts were always of others before herself. She enjoyed her beautiful garden, travelling and bingo. Mom, we'll always love and miss you, Dad has called you home. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday July 25, 2005 at 1:00 pm at the Benvoulin Heritage Church, 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, with interment following in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC.