Ruth Alvina Marlene (Bjorkman) White

Ruth Alvina Marlene (Bjorkman) White passed away peacefully in the East Kootney Regional

Hospital in her seventy seventh year.

Born in Canal Flats in nineteen thirty six Ruth married John, the love of her life in nineteen fifty four. Ruth and John had five children, who gave them nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, their children were their whole world. Ruth devoted her life to her family, and to Ruth anyone that came to her home was family, always offering a warm meal, a place to sleep and never hesitating to speak her mind when she thought you needed to hear it.

In her younger years Ruth was an avid bowler spending her winters at the bowling alley and as soon as the sun was shining and there was no snow on the ground you would find Ruth with her fishing pole, camping at the lake.

Ruth lived her life to the fullest, and made each moment count, especially when it came to her grandkids, who always knew they could count on her to be there for anything, never missing a big moment in their lives.

Well known within her communities, Ruth was never a stranger when someone needed a hand, or a homemade cookie.

Ruth will be greatly missed by those she has left behind, and whose lives she has touched. Devoted wife to the late John White, Beloved Mother of Betty (Ed), Doug (Wendy), Debbie (Mike), Darrell (Karen) and Don (Jodie), Proud Grandmother of Tammy (Sean), Melody (Vincent), Michael (Joanne), Stephanie, Bailey, Kelsie (Devon), Rylee, Seth and Olivia, Proud Great-Grandmother of Kennedi, Zakk, Ava, Zoe and Dylan. Ruth was predeceased by her loving son in law Frank (Betty/Tammy) and her husband John.

Ruth’s family would like to extend their gratitude for those at the East Kootney Regional Hospital for the care and time given to her during her hour of need.

In leiu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruth’s honour to the Heart and Stroke foundation.


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