Ruth grew up in Yarrow, B.C., and Kitchener and Leamington, Ont. She attended Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., where she met Dave. With degrees in education and music, she taught 30 years in the Chilliwack school district and taught piano at home. The school and church choirs, musicals and productions Ruth led were a highlight for her and for participants. In retirement, Ruth enjoyed painting, gardening, travelling and spending time outdoors. She passionately served the Sardis Doorway Program, supporting mothers and their families. Ruth was a devoted mother and grandmother, deeply loved by her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, faith, joy and love of others. Eighteen months after receiving a cancer diagnosis, Ruth died peacefully at home with her family by her side.