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WELDER, Ruth Alice (nee Redlich)

Went to be with the Lord with family by her side on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 80. Survived by her loving family, four sons: Bill (Gert), Doug (Anne), Mickey (Jamie), John (Debbie); Laurelee Nelson all of Kelowna; eleven grandchildren: Dave (Shannon), Rhonda (Tom), Denise (Amr), Jen (Andy), Mel (Paul), Ashley (Jarrett), Tom (Kristy), Brad (Roz), Jessica (Dillon), Evan (Brittany), Danielle (Justin); eleven great grandchildren, soon to be thirteen, whom she loved dearly. Special niece Nicole (Gary) Eastman, brothers: Albert, George (Glenna), Hank (Linda), Bill (Jan); sisters: Ellie (Abe) Giesbrecht, Agnes (Hugo) Stuerle, Edie (Glenn) Hagen; brothers-in-law: Francis Blackman, Ed (Diane) Poirier; sisters-in-law Lillian Redlich, Ellen (Jim) Woodward and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by her parents: Herman and Susanna Redlich; husband Vic; brother Jerry Redlich, brothers-in-law Fred Heffke, Len Welder; sister Lily Blackman and sisters-in-law Tina Redlich, Rose Poirier; niece Lorie Poirier. Ruth was born in Forestburg, AB in 1933 and came to Kelowna in 1936 with her family, settling in the Black Mountain area. She married Vic Welder in 1951 and they raised their family in Kelowna. In 1979 they developed Mission Creek Golf Course. Ruth will be remembered for her love of nature, travelling, figure skating and her painting. Her family was dear to her and she loved spending time with her great grandchildren, “the little people” who had a very special place in her heart. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Rev. Dr. Gordon Fletcher officiating. Reception to follow at Mission Creek Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Trinity Baptist Church

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The service for WELDER, Ruth Alice (nee Redlich) is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am. 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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  • Domenic Rampone says:

    to the Welder family

    our thoughts and prayers are with you

    she always had time for me..always had a smile.

    i knew her all my life and she will never be forgotten

    Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • chuck Davison says:

    Our condlolences to the Welder Family . A few years ago we by chance met at Sears in the lawn mower section , she was looking for a powered lawn mower and pitched me on her current lawn mower , may she rest in peace.
    Chuck and Ingrid Davison

  • Mary Welder says:

    The Welder Families,
    My Sincere Sympathy in your time of sorrow. May your cherished memories give you peace and strength for tomorrow. Mary Welder

  • Susan & Jonn Einerssen says:

    To The Welder Family,
    We express our sincere condolences. Ruth enjoyed painting and took several workshops with my husband Jonn. We always enjoyed her company and her smile. Jonn & Susan Einerssen

  • Michelle Warren says:

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. I will always remember how kind Ruth was, especially during my Grandads illness. May she rest in peace. God Bless

  • Betty Urness says:

    To all the Welder families…
    Ruth was a wonderful, energetic and enthusiastic woman with a contagious smile. She left a positive influence on her family and friends. It was a privileged to know her. In the days ahead, as you adjust to your grief, may you find great comfort in the shared memories of a life well lived and loved.
    In sincere sympathy,
    Betty Urness

  • kevin poirier says:

    The Welder Families
    May Heavenly Fathers guiding light give you strength during your time of sorrow. Auntie Ruth truly was a remarkable woman and will be dearly missed by all who new her.
    Kevin & Laurie Poirier

  • Steven Bergg says:

    Dear Dave, Shannon, Bill, Gert & Family,

    I am sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I spoke with her a month or so ago and she seemed in great spirits. I will remember her for her kindness, wit & humor. However, my in my recent conversations Ruth I have to say courage should be added to the list. She knew she was moving on and faced it with courage. I will miss everything about her even the sharp tongue when she did not agree with you! A lovely woman. I am in Mexico and will miss the service but Allen will be there. Love to all.

  • Jerome Miller says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always a card, with her witty humor. We got along great, always joking. See sure kept things going while we were building the golf course, right boys! she kept you guys in line. Sorry again, loved her!

  • Kim Schultz (Evans) says:

    To the Welder Family:
    I was fortunate to be hired by Ruth, back in the day when the golf course club house was a small trailer. But she made the best of it, taught me well, one of my first jobs! She also taught me that every hour was happy hour! Rest in Peace, I hope the family can enjoy many many fond memories.

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