Ruth Ellen Coleman (Gustafson)

In Memorial

March 20th, 1924- November 19th, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth. She is survived by her loving husband Jim of 65 years of marriage, her sons Bob, Mark, Miles, her grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, and Chantelle. Ruth being the youngest is predeceased by 12 siblings. Her parents immigrated from Sweden where they settled in Strasburg, Saskatchewan and Ruth was born. Following high school she entered the Royal Canadian Navy. She met the love of her live Jim after he returned from 5 years of active duty. Ruth and Jim lived in Newmarket, Ontario for seven years then came to Maple Ridge in 1953 where they settle and started raising their family in Websters Corner. They worked very hard but always made the time to enjoy their love of camping and boating at Pitt Lake with their boys. Ruth and Jim enjoyed to golf and their time at the cottage at Canin Lake. After Jim retired from corrections they enjoyed many winters in Arizona. Ruth’s love and devotion in life was her children, husband, grand children, family and friends. She loved music and to dance, reading, baking and volunteering wherever she was needed. We will miss her loving hugs and kindness. Our family would like to thank and send our gratitude to all the support and love of Ruth’s friends and care-givers.

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel. – 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge.

In Loving Memory of Ruth Coleman. Donations can be made to Ridge Meadows Hospice Society – Ridge Meadows Hospice Society P.O. Box 11 Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 7E9

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  1. Words cannot express the sadness our family feels at this time. Ruth was a great person and a good freind to our mother Jean. Deepest sympathy to all the Colemans and extended family, you are all in our thoughts at this time.
    Don and Julie Mackenzie and family.

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