Ruth Ivey

Ruth Ivey

July 23, 1940

As published in the September 4, 2017 World-Spectator


Ruth Marilyn Ivey died at the age of 77, she passed away peacefully at her home.

Ruth was born on July 23, 1940 on the farm to her parents Stanley and Elizabeth “Kit” Ivey.

She attended Coot Hill school in the Coot Hill district outside of Wapella until high school where she attended in Wapella. School was not that important to Ruth, she would rather be outside at the farm. She lived at the farm until her mother and her moved into Moosomin.

Ruth’s working career included working at Nixons hardware in Wapella, picked fruit in B.C., McLeods store, Red and White, and Firestone until she retired. She made two trips to England to visit relatives, of which she spoke fondly often.

Ruth was active in field days, hockey and in baseball. This love of hockey transitioned into cheering for her favorite NHL team, the Calgary Flames and lately with her great nieces and nephews at the Moosomin Communiplex.

She loved to garden and plant flowers, she also did her own pickling.

She did what she loved. Ruth was a worker and wasn’t scared to try anything and never gave up.

Ruth is survived by her brothers Bud (Doreen) and Ross (Gladys) Ivey, her sisters Audrey (John) Hamaliuk, Penny Newton, and Gwen (Gordon) Sweet and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Ruth Ivey was buried in a private ceremony on August 22, 2017 surrounded by her family.

We all love you and will miss you dearly

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