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Born: Aug 08, 1930

Date of Passing: Jul 12, 2019

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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Baba, Ruth Demery, on July 12, 2019, at the age of 88. Ruth was predeceased by Russell, her husband of 59 years, in 2014.
She will be greatly missed by her children: Lyle (Michelle) of Ottawa, Cheryl Sherrer of Swan River, Shelley Demery and Michele (Gerry) Chartrand of Winnipeg, as well as Gordon Lawson and family of Saskatoon. Also missing their beloved Baba are grandchildren: Brendan, Nicholas (Victoria), Tyler, Justin, Liam and Audrey, and special family friend Robin (Jason) Rankin, Elainna, and Caitlin. Ruth is also survived by Shirley (Albert) Wyborn, her sister, and Wilmer Demery, her brother-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born on August 8, 1930 and grew up on the family farm near Olha, Manitoba. She left home in her teens to work in Fort Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan and then in Victoria, BC before moving to Winnipeg where she met Russell in the spring of 1954. They were married on December 29, 1954 and lived in Winnipeg all their lives. Ruth had a love of travel and summers were spent on family car trips across Canada and the U.S. Her life was devoted to raising her family, although she also held various jobs in Winnipeg before retiring in 1993. After retirement, Ruth adored seeing and doting on her grandchildren, and loved staying in touch with extended family. She also became involved with the Main Street Seniors Centre and then Bleak House, where she continued to play a role until her passing.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, with viewing at 9:30 a.m.
The family kindly declines flowers and instead asks that a donation be made to a charity of your choice.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • She never minded the noise when we formed a fake band with plastic pails as drums and pounded away in her basement. - Posted by: Grant Armbruster (Grew up with Lyle) on: Jul 19, 2019

  • We were saddened to hear that your mom/grandma passed away. We have many great memories with your family coming to visit us in the country. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Auntie Jessie, Cec and Deanna Pringle - Posted by: Deanna Pringle (Family) on: Jul 17, 2019

  • My sincerest condolences Virginia - Posted by: Virginia Dzikowski nee Twerdochlib (Friend and neighbor) on: Jul 17, 2019

  • We were truly saddened when we heard of the passing of Ruth. It was always a pleasure seeing her at her appointments at the hearing centre. Please accept our condolences and remember how great of a person see was. - Posted by: Kendra and Dianne (Winnipeg Hearing) on: Jul 16, 2019

  • Our heartfelt condolences to all of the family on the passing of Ruth. Doug and I met Ruth and Russell a number of times when they visited in Ottawa. Ruth was always interested in Liam and Audrey and the activities they were involved in; a true to the heart grandparent. Cherish the wonderful memories you have with Ruth and keep them close to your heart; Ruth will be with you always. - Posted by: Linda and Doug Hyde (Family of Lyle and Michelle) on: Jul 16, 2019

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