On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Ruth Goodkey of Stettler, Alberta, formerly of the Gadsby area, passed away at the age of 83 years. Ruth was born at Bashaw, Alberta on Sunday, February 24, 1929 to parents Agnes and Roy Hatfield.
Ruth is survived by her loving family: four sons: Victor (Julia) of Gadsby, Lyle (Betty Jean) of Gadsby, Russell of Gadsby and Murray (LaDonn) of Red Deer; five grandchildren: Troy (Kimberly) Goodkey of Cochrane, Lisa Goodkey of Stettler, Darla Goodkey of Gadsby, Darren Goodkey of Gadsby and Ian Goodkey of Calgary; two great grandchildren Kiera and Tyce of Cochrane; two sisters Nell (John) MacIntyre of Bonnyville and Hazel (Peter) Fraser of Ottawa; one brother Stan (Diane) Jantz of Calgary; brother in law Andy (Helen) Goodkey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband George Goodkey and brother Leroy Hatfield.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta with Lloyd Haugen and Graeme Goodkey officiating. Patti Howell presented her gift of music as she accompanied the congregational hymns. Ruth was laid to rest beside her beloved husband George in the Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Alberta with Troy Goodkey, Lisa Goodkey, Darla Goodkey, Darren Goodkey, Ian Goodkey and Stewart Layden serving as active pallbearers. If desired memorial donations may be made to SHSF ~ Pine Ridge, Willow Creek Lodge or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Ruth’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com