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FOSTER, Ruby Olga (nee Bader)

FOSTER, Ruby Olga (nee Bader)
February 6, 1928, Irvine, Alberta
July 11, 2017 Calgary, Alberta

Ruby, cherished wife of Joseph (Joe) for over 61 years, passed away peacefully after many health challenges.

Ruby was born in Irvine, Alberta and moved with her family to Calgary in 1948. She met Joe in 1954 and they were married a year later. In the early years, Ruby worked for SS Kresge Company as a buyer for their department store. Later she was a clerk at Calgary Co-op Credit Union and then she went on to sell Avon. She became a Group Sales Leader and won many trips and awards for her sales. Ruby enjoyed golfing, bowling, bridge and especially bingo where she met many good friends.

Ruby leaves behind her daughter, Denise Grocutt (David); granddaughter Kyra Grocutt, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Violet, Tillie and Frieda, along with her parents Otto and Julia Bader.

Services will be private. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Ruby Foster, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. We will definitely miss her at the bingo hall as she was there every Sunday and Tuesday. My condolences to your family. May she rest in peace.

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  2. Carol Hicken :

    Uncle Joe: My heart aches for you! Auntie Ruby was so very special and such an awesome part of our family! She never forgot anyone’s Birthday and was faithful in sending cards and phoning to wish us all a Happy Birthday, and at Christmas she would do the same! I fondly remember all of our visits and family times together! Sending you so many hugs, prayers and good thoughts!

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  3. Deepest sympathy . Sorry to hear about Ruby

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  4. lynia dugrenier :

    Ruby I am going to miss you a lot. Not seeing you at the bingo it is a little painfull news to know you are gone but I hope you will be happy up there.
    all my sympathy to the family members.

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