FRANKISH, Ruth Isobel (nee Smaill)

December 13, 1916 – March 19, 2015

Ruth was shaped by the prairies…..the irrepressible dreams of the vast sky and the stolid dependability of the limitless ground. Her spirit was the pervading beauty of the two together. The trophies of Ruth’s life are the unseen legacies of her compassion and generosity. The ripples cast by the inspiration she gave to her children and by her countless charitable acts are moving outward and will continue to do so for years to come, making the world a better place for all.

Born & raised in Vanguard SK & Killarney MB, Ruth spent the war years in Calgary, the following 38 years in Edmonton, AB and retired in 1984 to White Rock, BC. Ruth is survived by her husband Richard Frankish; her children Lynn Mowat, Brian (Marg), Bruce and Leslie Frankish; grandchildren Bradley (Iona) Mowat, O.J. (Alona) and Scott Frankish; and great grandson Kirill Frankish. Ruth was predeceased by son in law David Mowat. Celebrations of Ruth’s life will be held in White Rock in May and in Edmonton in November. Messages & memories gratefully received at: remembering

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