Ruth Irma Estey

Ruth Irma Estey

Ruth Irma Estey passed away peacefully in Durand Manor, Golden, BC in the early hours of Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

The Funeral Service was held from St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Saturday morning, March 30th at 10 a.m. with Reverend Derrick Smith officiating. The eulogy was given by granddaughters, Kim Moulton and Tannis Estey. Interment followed in the Golden Cemetery with urn bearers Frank Estey and Kim Moulton. A reception was held in the Legion Hall.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 31, 1929, Ruth was a pioneer of Golden, having arrived as a child in 1936. In her younger years she worked in Casey’s Grocery store. After raising her family she managed, with her late husband, George, the town campground and is well remembered and respected for her years of assisting the community.

Predeceased by her husband George on August 25, 2010.

Ruth leaves her loving family; children, Frank (Annette) of Penticton, Gloria (Doug) Hamilton of Airdrie, Gordon (Lavina) of Ottawa, Ron (Leanna) of Kelowna; 11 grandchildren, Tannis, Aron, Christine, Tim, Kimberley, Mike, Brian, John, Emmalea, Meara and Aleah; 8 great grandchildren, and her brother, Harold Baron of Calgary.

Memorial donations in memory of Ruth may be sent to Durand Manor.

Online email condolences may be sent to Ruth’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.

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