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May 28, 1933 — August 12, 2019

Ruth went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 12, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 65 years, Art Stuerle; daughter Marilyn (Jeff) Braun; grandchildren Steven (Ashley) Braun, and Amanda (Darrel) Murray; and great grandchildren Lucas, Emma, and Tessa. She will be fondly remembered and truly missed by her sisters Irma Elbert and Elsie (Arnold) Betcher, and brothers Eric (Helga) Lephotz and Walter (Kathy) Lepholtz; sister-in-law Edeltraut Stuerle and brother-in-law Hugo (Agnes) Stuerle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was sadly predeceased by her parents Gustav and Christine Lepholtz; sisters Helen (Hank) Boldt and Tille (Albert) Bredin, brothers-in-law Charles Elbert and Adolf Stuerle, and Alice and Adolf Lenz.

Ruth was born in Minitonas, MB on May 28, 1933. She, her husband, Art, and daughter, Marilyn, moved to Kelowna, BC in 1962.

She was an amazing wife and mother, who loved life and filled everyday to the fullest, caring for all those around her. She touched many people with her listening ear, helping hands, and willingness to step in and care for friends and family in need. Her nickname “Mother Theresa” says it all.

Ruth loved travelling and golfing. She also loved to bake; it gave her such joy to share her baking with everyone around her. In her later years, she loved caring for her great grandchildren. Ruth was always most at peace in her beloved garden.

Special thanks for the Loving care she received from the staff at the Hospice House.

An opportunity to pay your last respects and visit with the family will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with Reverend Andy Dietrich officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Green Bay Bible Camp, www.greenbay.bc.ca/donations. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC )

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for STUERLE, Ruth is scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 am . 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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  • Eric & Violet Kwiatkowski says:

    Ruth was a wonderful cousin and blessed our lives many times. Our heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers are with you.
    Love Eric & Violet Kwiatkowski

  • Ruby Frenette says:

    Auntie Ruth expressed herself in many ways but it was how she made you feel that made her life truly remarkable. Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. May each day bring you more peace and comfort. Ron and Ruby Frenette (nee Liebholz)

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