COLEMAN- (Gustafson) Ruth Ellen

March 20, 1924 ~ Nov 19, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth. She is survived by her loving husband Jim of 65 years of marriage, her sons Bob, Mark, Miles, her grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, and Chantelle. Ruth being the youngest is pre-deceased by 12 siblings. Her parents immigrated from Sweden where they settled in Strasburg, Saskatchewan and Ruth was born. Following high school she entered the Royal Canadian Navy. She met the love of her life Jim after he returned from 5 years of active duty. Ruth and Jim lived in Newmarket, Ontario for seven years then came to Maple Ridge in 1953 where they settled and started raising their family in Websters Corner. They worked very hard but always made the time to enjoy their love of camping and boating at Pitt Lake with their boys. Ruth and Jim enjoyed golfing and their time at the cottage at Canin Lake. After Jim retired from corrections they enjoyed many winters in Arizona. Ruth’s love and devotion in life was her children, husband, grandchildren, family and friends. She loved music and to dance, reading, baking and volunteering wherever she was needed. We will miss her loving hugs and kindness. Our family would like to thank and send our gratitude to all the support and love of Ruth’s friends and care-givers. In Loving Memory of Ruth Coleman. Donations can be made to Ridge Meadows Hospice Society – Ridge Meadows Hospice Society P.O. Box 11 Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 7E9. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday November 23 at 1:00 pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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