October 9, 1929 – March 16, 2021
There is never a good time to say goodbye to a cherished loved one, even at the age of 91.
On March 16th we had no choice but to say goodbye to our beloved mother and friend, Ruth Lucille Scott (October 9, 1929 – March 16, 2021). Ruth passed peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Valerie.
Ruth lived passionately and in good company. Always willing to “tell it like it is” but with great humour. We were all blessed that this charismatic soul was in our lives. She has left us with fond cherished memories; she is imprinted in our minds forever carrying that big beautiful smile, plum lipstick and dangling earrings.
Born to George & Connie Wood and raised with her siblings Alex & Shirley in New Westminster. She attended Trapp Tech business school and after graduating in 1947, Ruth joined the workforce with a flare for style, landing her first job at the City of New Westminster. Ruth then went on to Black & Mack followed by Mott Electric. Ruth continued to work until the late 1980’s to keep herself busy.
On September 2, 1949 Ruth married Fred Scott. They went on to have 5 daughters: Ginny, Sherry, Valerie, Stacie & Pattie. Ruth & Fred raised their girls in New Westminster until they relocated to 100 Mile House in the early 70’s taking with them their 3 youngest girls as Ginny & Sherry were already established in their careers. In 1981 the family returned to the west coast and settled in White Rock.
Ruth loved her home, family and friends. Until this past year of Covid, Ruth remained active attending monthly brunch meetings with her girlfriends from high school; a tradition of 70+ years that she was proud of. Her last big trip was in October 2019 when she had a blast in Cancun Mexico visiting sites with her daughter and attending her grandson Tyler’s wedding.
Her family will miss her presence and her quite often and much needed sage advice. She is survived by her 3 daughters Sherry, Valerie and Stacie, brother Alex, sister Shirley, grandchildren Justin, Tyler, Jason, Chris, Keenan & Quinn as well as 5 great-grandchildren.
The loss of her warmth and love of life will be felt by all. Her soul has been set free and her body whole again. For the love that we once shared we will remember and embrace it. Goodbye mommy
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the BC SPCA in Ruth’s memory.Obituary
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