We Remember

STEWARD, Ruth Irene

November 19, 1939 — July 16, 2018

A beloved Mom and Grandma, Ruth left us suddenly on a sunny Monday morning at Kelowna General Hospital.

Loved and deeply missed, Ruth is survived by sons: Lonny (Val) and Lance (Liz); granddaughters Jane (Curtis), Nicole and Samantha; grandson Joe (Jamie); great grandson Nolan.

Also left to mourn are brother Gary (Pat), in-laws Gail and Greg Prichard, Ken Christensen, niece Wendy and her children Dawson, MacKenzie and Hansen; nephews Douglas (Berna) and Raymond and several cousins and many dear friends.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents Gustav and Ada and by her sisters Betty and Carol.

Born in Edson, AB, Ruth spent most of her childhood in Tahsis and White Rock.  As an adult, Ruth lived in Vernon, New Westminster, Peace River and Manning before moving to Kelowna in 1966.  Ruth worked at the Ministry of Social Services for many years and has stayed close friends with several co-workers long after retirement.

Ruth never missed sending a card for every special occasion.  Her generosity and caring will be deeply missed.  A kind and gentle soul, Ruth’s greatest joys in life were as a Mom and Grandma.  Her memory will be cherished always.

You are invited to a Celebration of Life on July 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 420 East Street North, Sarnia, ON, N7T 6Y5  bcsc.ca.

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July 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 420 East St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 6Y5 Link: www.bcsc.ca


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The service for STEWARD, Ruth Irene is scheduled for July 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC


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  • Lynda & Bob McGowan says:

    We would like to offer our condolences at this difficult time. to the family of Ruth Steward.
    We have met Ruth over the years at our good friends Greg and Gail Prichard’s home. We know Ruth was loved and respected. She will truly be missed. Loving care, Bob & Lynda

  • Fran (Art) Baum says:

    I worked with Ruth at Social Services for twelve years, and after retirement, Ruth kept in close contact me and two other fellow

    Ruth was a fellow worker and close friend. Even after twenty-five years of retirement, Ruth kept in close contact, always remembering birthdays and anniversaries. She always scheduled our lunch meetings. Her last email to me was that we would meet for coffee after her surgery and after I returned from vacation.. There is deep sadness in my heart, and I will miss her so much. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and dear friend. God grant you, Lonny, Lance and your families comfort and strength.

  • Gloria Savage says:

    Lonny, Val, Lance, Liz and families. Can’t tell you how sad I am to return home this week to the news of Mom’s passing. I think back 27 years to the fun we had on road trips to visit her boys in Williams Lake and Duncan. We would sing our hearts out to Patsy Cline! She loved her boys with all her heart and I know she’s left you many wonderful memories. So sad I missed Saturday but know you are in my thoughts. Love Gloria9

  • Beth Boyd says:

    Ruth you were like a Mom to me. You had such a giving caring heart. I will miss you so much. You were a inspiration to me. God be with all the family at this time. 💖💐

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