STAVNESS, (Margaret Mae) Ruth. Born in Kenaston, SK on Dec. 5, 1919, Ruth was relieved of her suffering on Sept. 25, 2011. She passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord, with family by her side. She will join her loving husband, Oliver (1997) and precious son, Larry (2000). Ruth leaves behind 1 sibling, Allison Merl Eaton (Gladys), having been predeceased by 3 brothers and a sister. She was also predeceased by her special son-in-law, Gordon Sasaki. She will be deeply missed and remembered with great love by her daughters, Lori Dewinetz, Bev (Merl Francis), Laurel Sasaki, and daughter-in-law, Maribeth Stavness. Her grand- children Troy, Tanya, Jana, Carli, Julie, Brent & Lesley will hold her in their hearts forever. Ruth lived by her strong Christian values and was loved by many. Her friendly smile and warm caring heart brought joy to others.

Special thanks to Raj and the staff of Ocean View Care Home for their care and kindness over the past year. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Gideon Bibles or to a charity of your choice. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.


There’s magic in a mother’s touch

and sunshine in her smile,

There’s love in everything she does

to make our lives worthwhile.

We find both hope and courage

just by looking in her eyes,

Her laughter is a source of joy;

her words are warm and wise.

There’s kindness and compassion

to be found in her embrace

And we see the light of heaven

Shining from “our” mother’s face.


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