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ROTA, Ruby Jean

January 11, 2010 — May 24, 2017

Our precious Ruby passed away at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 7. She is survived by her parents Wes and Heather; sister Poppy; brother Smith; her dogs Cash and Coco; grandparents Terry and Deborah Rota and Robert and Deborah Taylor; and aunties Jaime Taylor and Corina (Johan) Hammarström and cousin Gavin. Ruby loved to travel, especially to Hawaii and Disneyland. She also loved to sing and dance, to dress fancy and drink tea.  Most of all, she liked to be at home with her family and her dogs, enjoying all the flower gardens. She was a princess-in-training. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital at the following link (https://secure.bcchf.ca/SuperheroPages/main.cfm?Event=WOT&Member=77875) or to Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhbc.ca). If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Monday June 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church

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Service Details

The service for ROTA, Ruby Jean is scheduled for Monday June 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Trinity Baptist Church

1905 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Diana & Howard Graham, Revelstoke says:

    Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. Ruby was a beautiful little girl. We are sorry for your loss.

  • Patti D'Odorico says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Wes, Heather, Poppy, Smith and family. We are thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

    The D’Odorico’s

  • The Westfall family says:

    So terribly sorry to hear about your precious Ruby. May all of your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. It’s never easy loosing someone you love. Our prayers are with you. Love you.

  • Michelle Warren says:

    Our hearts go out to you in this terrible time
    All our love

  • Anita Rektor says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family. Many of us in Prince Rupert, especially the Prince Rupert Fellowship Baptist youth have prayed for you all over the last two years.

    During our church services we also prayed for you at prayer time. May God draw you close to each other and to Him.

  • Alanna Hamanishi says:

    Thomas and I are saddened go hear about Ruby’s passing. We will remember her smile as the kids would eat together at RMH forest kitchen counter. Sending you all prayers and comfort . May your little angel be watching over you all now
    Alanna & Thomas

  • Tom Payne says:

    On behalf of everyone at Payne Transportation, I offer our deepest sympathies and heart felt condolences to you all for this tragic loss. Such a beautiful young girl, taken from you all way way too early.

  • Michelle MacPherson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ruby was a special person that we loved seeing at school.

  • Holly Young says:

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • Don and Caylen Bennett and Sally Arai says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Ruby. We know you will forever cherish the beautiful memories of the wonderful times you shared with her.

  • Alisha says:

    Deepest heart felt sympathy to you guys at this terrible time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Alisha and Devin O’neill

  • Allison Zumbo says:

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Whenever I would see Ruby (whether it be in a picture or in person), she always had a twinkle in her eyes. Those twinkles now will be watching from the Sky.
    Lots of love to all of you (Deborah and Rob too).
    The Zumbo’s

  • Gary BLack says:

    Everyone here at our Christmas Tree Farm are so sad to hear the news about Ruby. She was such a special little girl. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Much love to you all. The Blacks

  • Jodi Browne (Cooksley) says:

    I never met Ruby but Wes, you and I were friends way back in school and I am so deeply saddened to hear of your daughter’s passing. As a mother I cannot even fathom the loss that you and your family are experiencing. There is no doubt that your beautiful angel is watching over you all now, and I wish you all peace, comfort and healing as you find your way forward. You and your family have my deepest sympathy and condolences.

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