It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our mom. Ruthie was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She was a graduate of Vic High School. She worked for the Provincial Government BC Forest Service where she met Bob. Ruth and Bob were married on October 18, 1952. Ruth stayed home to raise her family but returned to work in 1980 to the Federal Government.
Bob predeceased Ruth in 1989 after 37 years of marriage. Ruth is survived by her family Robin and Cheryl (children: Nicole, Danielle, Sabrina, Andrea), Paul and Jennifer (child: Andrea), Elisabeth and Tim (children: Graham, Patrick, Katherine), her sister Judy and husband Ted, niece Lynde and 6 great-grandchildren.
Ruth’s friendships throughout her life brought her great joy and maintaining these relationships were important to her. Scrabble and breakfast club were outings that Ruth enjoyed. She volunteered for many years for the Canadian Mental Health. Being social for Mom was very important. She was always trying to swangle a dinner out or lunch with her kids.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Leny, Jill, and Phy who made it possible for mom to live out her life as she wished and enabled her, with great care and companionship, to live at home. Thank you to Dr. Morgan and the PRT team for the care and compassion given to mom.
Friends and family, please join us at 1 pm on October 1 7th, 2017 for a Celebration of Ruth’s Life at the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church at 9296 East Saanich Road, North Saanich.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Ruth’s memory.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Carol ArkinstallOctober 16, 2017
Terry StoferOctober 9, 2017
KaylinOctober 8, 2017
Arlene (Boss) PhillipsOctober 7, 2017
Robin JonesOctober 5, 2017