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Date of Passing: May 01, 2022

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Our incredibly strong and beautiful mom, Ruth Poersch passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on Sunday May 1, 2022.
There are so many things we love about our Mom, but her profound kindness and how she truly cared for others was the core of her being and made her such a special person. From that place of love, she made the world beautiful for those around her. We were so lucky to be in her world.
Predeceased by husband Sandy and son Lynn; Ruth leaves to mourn daughters, Merrilin Poersch, Lorane Poersch (Chummy Plummer), Lee-Anne Poersch.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Ruthie's Angels who helped care for Mom in these later years. We are grateful to Dr. Rumboldt and his assistant Karen, who were always there for Mom. Thank you to the Westhaven and its residents, Chris Billows, the WRHA nurses and Arnold Chew.
Mom's greatest aspiration was to be a good person. Her kindness, her sense of humour, her sense of justice and her curiosity about everything will always be an inspiration. In honour of Mom's life, please share a kindness with others.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Doyle's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I have many fond memories of Cousin Ruth. She came out for a visit and stopped by our house in the summer of 1999. It was a big Harron gathering! My dad, Andy, and Aunt Pat (Ruth's first cousins) adored Ruth. My dad gave me lots of letters that your mom wrote to him. I have worked on the Harron family tree quite a bit and would love to share what I have with you if you are interested. My sympathy and prayers to all of you. - Posted by: Linda Harron Kinney (First cousin once removed ) on: Sep 12, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mom. Sending lots of love your way. - Posted by: Chantal Tkachuk (friend of Lorane) on: Jul 29, 2022

  • We are so deeply saddened at the passing of this beautiful lady. May you be at peace in the knowledge that your personal sacrifices for your Mom are the greatest tribute to her that could be made. Her spirit will live on in the memory of the time spent caring for her and nurturing her right to the end. - Posted by: Sharyn & Joe (Loving friends of her daughter Merrilin) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • So saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. Over the last few years that I had known Ruth, I learned of how music was such an integral part of her life, so I am grateful that Lorane asked me to play music for her. It always brought me joy to have Ruth smile when she would listen, and when she would inevitably wave her arm to conduct the music. Happy and privileged to to have been able to make music for Ruth, Lorane, and her caregivers at the residence. Thank you. - Posted by: Phil Natividad (Friend) on: May 29, 2022

  • My dear Ruth I am so extremely lucky to have known you for the last 12 years. Your passing has definitely left a void on this planet. Thank you for being my friend , Thank you for bringing so much love and kindness to this world . Thank you for allowing me to share some of the joys with you these last 12 years , and Thank you for being you; resilient , amazing women with the biggest heart this planet has seen and will see . The words Thank you will never be enough. Rest In Peace Ruth , God now has his right hand Angel . - Posted by: Kira Klimovsky (Friend ) on: May 20, 2022

  • Ruth was a great contributor to the community of Brunkild. She was always willing to share her vast expertise in education, music, community events and any other way she could to advance the community of Brunkild and beyond. She brought out the best in people. She was always encouraging to others. Not only was she generous with her time, she made a big difference in my family's life by contributing hand-me-downs from her girls, to my girls. As a mother of a bunch of girls, she was supportive and encouraging to me with my own growing bunch of girls. Her great sense of humour saw many people through difficult times. She was a great lady and will be missed by all. We offer our condolences to you all. - Posted by: Heather Bunkowsky (Friend & Community Member in Brunkild) on: May 17, 2022

  • Miss Harron was my primary grade school teacher. She was very tall and happy. She always had a smile on her face, and was very kind. - Posted by: Hartiett (Dashevsky)Wolfe (Ruth Harron was my primary school teacher and she always had a dmile and was kind and caring.) on: May 16, 2022

  • Ruth was a wonderful person who had the best sense of humour and was always warm and kind. She and Sandy were good friends to Mom and Dad and they had many fun times together. Love to you all šŸ’• - Posted by: Wendy Johnston (Friend) on: May 15, 2022

  • We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. We have wonderful memories of the days in Brunkild with your family. Thinking of you all, Poersch family. - Posted by: Ed & Ruth Corrigal (Family friends) on: May 15, 2022

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family of Ruth. I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady while I was still working in nursing in 2019. She was truly a woman of strength and integrity and held such love and adoration for her daughters. During this difficult time, may you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your beautiful Mom. - Posted by: Kathie (acquaintance) on: May 14, 2022

  • Iā€™m sorry for the loss of your mom, Ruth. I have many memories of her from years gone by. Ruth played at my wedding in October of 1968 on a very ancient pedal organ. I also remember her for teaching a craft class in the old Brunkild school. And of course I remember her for her lovely smile and friendly presence. May God surround you with love and peace as you entrust your mom to the Lord. - Posted by: Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark (Student) on: May 14, 2022

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