We Remember


October 20, 1935 — June 4, 2022

A Celebration of Life on WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT), will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Craig Tufts officiating.

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If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to join the family online by Livestream (see below), same time as above, a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

Surrounded by her family, Ruth went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 4, 2022, at the age of 86.

Ruth is survived by her children Wayne (Angie) and Sandra; nieces Maryanne (Bob) and Barb (Larry); and nephews Jim (Chris) and Terry.  She was “Gramma” to Christopher and Robbie and “Grams” to Pemry and Katie.  She was predeceased by her parents Elva and James; her husband Bob, his son Rob and granddaughter Dylan; and more recently her husband Les; her brothers Hugh (Mary) and Ralph (Babs); and nephews Cal and Ken.

Ruth was born in a farm house in Saskatchewan and slowly migrated west through her life, spending her last years in the Okanagan.  And what a journey it was.  She was a woman of faith, and yet surprisingly liberal.  She was tough and at the same time very generous.  She had strong convictions, wasn’t shy about speaking her mind, and yet was often accepting of other points of view.  She was as complex as the times she lived through, and she was a risk-taker who truly forged her own path through life. She will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Okanagan Valley Gleaners.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT)


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Service Information

Service Details

The service for YOUNGHUSBAND, Elva “Ruth” is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:


2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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Funeral Pointers:



  • Wendy Fedyna Szakacs says:

    Sending cyber hugs to you Sandra, Wayne and Angie. You’ll be in my thoughts and heart as you have your moms celebration of life. Take care. 💓. Wendy Fedyna Szakacs

  • Gord Huston says:

    Terry and I were saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a great friend, fellow christian, c0-worker at Gleaners sharing in that working from inception in 2007. We always considered time shared together with them both as a blessing.

  • Jamie McIntosh (Bullen) says:

    Wishing you the very best in this hard time. May her memory bring you peace and joy- The Bullen/McIntosh Family

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