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McGARVEY, Ruth (nee Leoppky)

McGARVEY, Ruth (nee Leoppky)      

 August 5, 1930 – Cudworth, SK   

August 17, 2013 – Calgary, AB  


Our cherished mother, Ruth Ann McGarvey of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Ruth held several managerial positions with various organizations in Calgary, including United Cigar Stores, Laura Secord, and the City of Calgary.  In addition, she enjoyed being a homemaker.  She was a very hard worker, with a strong dedication to her family.  Her wisdom and guidance will be dearly missed.

God saw you getting tired,

The cure was not to be,

So he closed his arms around you

And whispered “come with me”.

You suffered much in silence,

Your spirit did not bend

You faced your pain with courage,

Until the very end.

You tried so hard to stay with us,

Your fight was all in vain.

God took you to his loving home,

And freed you from all the pain.

If love could have saved you,

You never would have died.

Mom, we will always love you and will forever miss you.

Ruth is survived by her loving children; son Darren McGarvey; and daughter Shelley (Roger) Grossi, both of Calgary, AB.

She was predeceased by her parents Anna (Baba) and Henry (Guido) Leoppky; along with nine brothers and six sisters.

At mom’s request, a private family service will be held.  Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Ruth McGarvey, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Vic and Shannon Grossi :

    Shelley, our thoughts and prayers are with you and Roger.

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  2. Hope & David :

    Dear John and Nonnee and family; our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.

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  3. The Leoppky Family from Saskatchewan sends their condolences to Darren and Shelley (Roger) on the loss of your devoted and loving mom. Ruth was always there for her family whether that was her children or her mother which she so loving cared for. We will all remember the fun loving side of your mom who loved to joke around. Ruth is the last of her long line of siblings and a end to that generation of Leoppkys.

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