b: October 1, 1920, Walsh, AB

d: March 27, 2013, Maple Ridge

Cherished wife (68 years) of Harold Richard Hunt (Dick) and mother to Joy Midtdal (Sid), Rob (Wendy Cole), Gail (Doug Baker) and Tim (Elaine). Huggy Grandma to Graham, Brendan, Emery, Rafferty, Rachel, Robin, Liam, Derick, Elliott, Tess and Nathan. Great Grandma to Scott and Brody.

Ruth’s heart may have failed, but not from lack of love given and received. Dick walked with his sweetheart every day, expressing his love for her. Ruth’s diminished faculties did not limit her capacity to sing hymns and recite prayers, or to tell everyone she met on her rambles around Holyrood Manor, “I love you.” She is missed for her uncommon cheerfulness. Ruth’s life was one of service, first as a rancher’s wife, then a minister’s when her rancher entered the priesthood. She was our hard-working resourceful model of thriftiness and organization – she could feed a household of 14 on a chunk of bologna, or find space in the car trunk for one more air mattress for a holiday. Wherever she lived, she grew a garden filled with beauty and nutrition. Roses were her favourites.

Right now Ruth is likely telling her hairdresser in heaven that she loves her.

Funeral St. John the Divine, Maple Ridge 1:30 pm Thursday, April 4, 2013.

God welcomes Ruth home.

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