Passed away on 29 March 2024. Ruth was born on 17 October 1927 in Provost, Alberta and was raised on the family farm during the Depression. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Ron in 1992, sister Evelyn in 1993 and sister Eva in 2010. She is survived by her brother Richard (Mel), son Bruce (Susan), daughter Rhonda (Rob) and son Doug (Sheri). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Eric, Josh, Desiree, Jeff, Jennifer, Evan and Derek.

She met Ron and was married in 1952. He was in the RCAF at Sea Island at the time. They lived in several places across Canada and also, in Germany for 4 years. Ron retired from the RCAF in 1975 and they moved to Victoria, BC where Ruth made her life. During these postings, Mom kept up her career working at the local hospitals and improving her qualifications. Her early career was obstetrics and then OR. The last 13 years were at the Coronary Care Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Her retirement years were spent auditing Italian at UVIC and travelling to Italy to practice the language. She was an active church member at St. John the Divine from the time she moved to Victoria. Special thanks to the staff at The Heights at Mount View 6 West for the wonderful care and kindness given to her over the past 7 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC with a reception to follow at the church.  Interment to follow at 1:00 pm at Hatley Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Trudy Smith

    Ruth and I worked together in our nursing roles in CCU at RJH. Ruth was a wonderful nurse and she touched so many lives in the best possible way. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Ruth and to know her both as a colleague and a friend.
    My sincere condolences are with your family during this time.

    Trudy Smith

  • Sheila Griffiths

    I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. I want to offer my sincerest condolences on the death of your mother.

    With love,

    Sheila Griffiths

  • Susan Peterson

    A mother’s love is infinite and all-encompassing. May you continue to feel her love every day even though she is no longer here with us. I hope that you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

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