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McARTHUR – Ruth

March 15, 1928 – July 28, 2010

Ruth McArthur of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the age of 82 years.

Ruth married Jack McArthur on October 6, 1951. After Jack passed away, Ruth spent most of her working career at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Lakeview Branch until her retirement in 1993. After her retirement, Ruth enjoyed traveling and saw many parts of the world. She was strong, independent, quick witted and had a great sense of humour. She loved playing cards, puzzles, cooking for her family and friends and most recently her computer; e-mailing and surfing for food recipes. Ruth was very generous, caring and compassionate and touched the lives of all who knew her, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Ruth was a devoted Christian who was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her son Ross McArthur (Betty Jean) of Calgary; granddaughters Roxanne Nobrega (Nelson) of Calgary, Rachelle Knisely (Scott) of Denver, CO and great granddaughter, three year old Charlize Knisely also of Denver, CO; brothers Gerald, Lorne and Mert; sisters Mildred, Florence, Elaine and Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband Jack McArthur who died on July 5, 1973.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Thanks to Dr. Bassinger. A special thank you to the nurses in Unit 73 and the Physiotherapists at the Rockyview Hospital for their care, compassion and friendship.

In living memory of Ruth McArthur a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Gerald and Terry Plantz :

    Ross and B.J.

    Our deepest sympathy to you both. We will always remember her as a very unique and classy lady. She will be missed by many.

    Gerry and Terry

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  2. Roy and Bernice Brown :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ruth was a very special person and a great neighbour.

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  3. The Frost Family :

    Ross and family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time of loss. I will always remember my Aunty Ruth and her special laugh. Take care
    The Frosts – Wendy, Derek, Noah and Alison

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  4. Darryl, Shelley, and Christopher Brown :

    Ross and BJ,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I have many fond memories growing up beside you guys. Everything from water fights with your Dad, feeding ice to the dog, and talking and laughing with your Mom.

    Thinking of you.

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  5. Dear Rachelle and family
    We are really sorry for your loss
    our sincere thoughts are with you

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  6. Aunt Florence and Wendy :

    Dear Ross and BJ
    Words can’t make your sorrow any easier but they can show how deeply we care.
    I will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to be with Ruth last summer never thinking it would be the last chance for Ruth, Mert, Gerald, Elaine and I to share fond memories.

    Sharing your sorrow.
    Florence

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  7. Bev Thompson (Plantz) :

    Ross, BJ and Family,
    My sincere sympathy to you all, may the memories you have of Aunty Ruth bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. I too will remember her happy laugh and the attractive person she was.

    Bev

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  8. Brien and Gaby Enright :

    Ross, BJ, Roxanne, Rachelle and Family
    My sincerest sympathy to you. I am also heartbroken over Ruth’s loss and will always remember her laugh and her zest for life. She has been in my thoughts every day. I’m sorry to miss her memorial but we are away until the end of August. My thoughts will be with you on the 14th. Ruth was my closest friend and I will miss her always.

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  9. Ed and Karen Sorensen :

    Dear Ross,BJ. and family

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Aunty Ruth from Neustadt,KW, Lambeth,and then Calgary so I have many fond memories.
    Please know a soul who lived so well remains forever near.

    Karen

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  10. Allan and Judy Coutts :

    Ross and BJ,
    We wish to express our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be with each of you at this time.

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  11. Sherry & Rick Di Ciano :

    Ross, B.J. & Girls,

    So sorry to hear about Ruth. She was a great lady and I will cherish the memories of her while growing up next door. Take care and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  12. Paul & Nancy Ivan & Mildred VOLZ :

    Ross B.J. & girls
    Words can hardly express the profound sorrow we feel upon hearing of Ruth’s passing. We offer our deepest sympathy to all of you. Ruth was a very special person in our lives and we will miss her. As the days and weeks go by your grief will pass. Always remember you are never alone the Holy Spirit will comfort you!

    God Bless You Always

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  13. Celeste Darbellay :

    Ross and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I was saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. Though I only knew her for a short period of time, I feel privileged and blessed to have had that time with her. She was a bright spot in my day and will not be forgotten. I pray that you find comfort in each other in this time of loss and in knowing that she will be at peace.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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