Dennissita Riley

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A Life Well Lived

With profound sadness, much love and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dennissita Riley, formerly of Jamaica, W.I. and Calgary, Alberta. 

Dennissita Riley, AKA Sister, Sister Riley, Aunty and Sita, was a long standing member of the Church of God of Prophecy Jamaica, W.I. and Calgary Alberta. She made her transition to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, April 10, 2020 following a short but challenging fight with Lung Cancer. 

She leaves behind two sisters, Inez Bennett of Florida and Sybil Riley of Calgary. She is survived by her nieces Topaz and Audrey, several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great-great grand nieces and nephews as well as numerous cousins and in-laws throughout Jamaica, England, Canada and the United States. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered as a loving and caring sister and aunt by her family, church family, other relatives and friends. 

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at the Rockyview Hospital and the Southwood Hospice, as well as everyone who contributed in making her feel blessed, and special in one way or another. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the family will have a private service at the Mountain View Funeral Home with interment following at Mountain View Cemetery. 

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200-325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 (

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Horace/Dahlia Fearon | 19-Apr-2020

We want to express our sincere condolences to the Riley’s Family. Sister Riley as we know her was a quiet person and is always smiling. We pray that God will bring comfort and assurance in this time of mourning, knowing that she is in a better place where there is no more pain and suffering. May her soul Rest In Peace. Walk good sister Riley. The Fearon’s Family.

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Posted by Dorothy Ross | 18-Apr-2020

Gone but not forgotten: I remember growing up they used to tell me "You slim like your aunt Sister," and at the time they were right. When I finally met you I admired how you used to dress up nicely and sing beautifully at church, how you played the organ and coached us at church practice: the songs, recitations and pageants, oh my God! those were the good old days, too beautiful to forget. "Grief is the price of love," and a path we travel that never ends but changes with time. It's a path we all trod from time to time, but it is not a place to stay, so I will grieve for my loss for my dear Auntie and be grateful for the times I had with you, and I will also hold on to my memories of your kindness and love. May God hold you in His care until we meet again. From your niece Dorothy Riley-Ross and Family. April 18, 2020. Edmonton Alberta

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