Ruth Winnifred (Haynes)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Maple Ridge, B.C. on August 20, 2007. She will be greatly missed by her husband Boyd and children Joy (Bob) Elcheshen, Don (Carolina) Affleck, Nona Lusty (Affleck), Pat (Tim) McDowell, Kathy (Greg) Reinheimer, John (Marlene) Affleck, Bev (Al) Tulev, Eileen (Bob) Affleck and her 21 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ruth, the eldest daughter of Rev. A.J.L. and Edna Haynes was born in Delia, Alberta, May 21, 1924, and grew up in Maple Ridge along with her seven siblings. She will always be remembered for her gentle spirit, her patient and loving nature, her dedicated faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, and her commitment to her family across the generations. Her legacy of faith and prayer has touched countless people.
A memorial service to celebrate Ruth’s life was held Friday at Maple Ridge Baptist Church. A special thanks to the Ridge Meadows Hospital staff for all the exceptional care given. Those wishing to leave a message for the family may do so at www.gardenhill.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to Union Gospel Mission would be greatly appreciated.