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RUTH AGNES WRIGHT

Date of Passing: Oct 02, 2018

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RUTH AGNES WRIGHT 1934 - 2018 Peacefully at Riverview Health Centre on October 2, 2018, Ruth Wright passed away at the age of 84 years. Left to cherish her memory are daughter Barb (Ken), son Rick (Karen), grandchildren, Alyssa, Kevin and Jennifer (Miguel) and one precious great-granddaughter Mila. Ruth grew up in the West End before moving to East Kildonan. She started her work career working at various banks eventually moving closer to home where she would raise her family. Her career took an exciting turn when she became a Library Technician, first at Kildonan East Collegiate and then at Angus McKay Elementary School where she truly flourished in her vocation meeting many lifelong friends. Ruth retired in 1995 and her life became very busy. She was a prominent member of the North East Winnipeg Historical Society as well as being very active at St. Stevens Anglican Church, The Jane Austen Society, Henderson Library Book Club, Good Neighbours, volunteering with EAL and literacy programs and her longtime enjoyment of yoga as well as exercising at the Wellness Institute. Church services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberley Ave. at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. ETERNAL GRACE FUNERALS www.eternalgrace.ca 204-505-4559

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 06, 2018

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Missing you today and every day. - Posted by: Michelle (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • I work in what used to be the River East School Division, and knew Ruth for many years. I moved to her job at Angus McKay when she retired, and know how much she was missed by the staff and students. My condolences to all who knew her. - Posted by: Shauna McLauchlan (Fellow Library Technician) on: Oct 09, 2018

  • What a lovely lady. She always had a smile & a positive attitude. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family. - Posted by: Lorraine. Kovachik (Friend from St Stephens Church) on: Oct 08, 2018

  • I haven't a story about your dear mom, but I would like to send my sincerest condolences to Barb and Rick. It is so tough to live on when our parents have to depart from us. I wish you both to be healthy and I hope your both have love and joy in your lives. hugs from me to you. - Posted by: jill palmer nee mcwhinney (friends of Barb and Rick) on: Oct 07, 2018

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. She volunteered in my EAL class for several years and was a joy to know. She helped many students with learning English. Her busy life as a senior was an inspiration to me. She talked of her involvement with St. Stephens church, her book club and her other volunteer positions. She often gave me the names of good books she was reading. We loved talking about books together. She talked fondly of her family often and was thrilled with her new great grandchild when she was born. I missed her when she stopped coming to volunteer. Interestingly she took yoga classes for many years that were taught by my mom Tyke Cairns. There was a small group of ladies from that class who would go out for coffee after the yoga class once a month or so, and Ruth was one of them. She shall be missed in many circles I am sure. I send you my sincere condolences. God bless. - Posted by: Tara McLeod (Volunteered in my EAL class) on: Oct 06, 2018

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