April 27, 1923 – Calgary, AB
February 12, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Ruth peacefully passed away on February 12, 2014 at Royal Park Care Centre where she received exceptional care for several years.
Ruth spent her youth in Alberta and later moved to Quebec with her husband, Andre Rene Morrissette, where she embraced the Quebecois culture and mastered the French language very eloquently. After several Air Force postings, Ruth and Andy settled on the South Shore of Montreal where they welcomed each of their three children, Robert Morisset (Susan), Louise Kinsman (Phil) and Fran Morisset (Cheryl Becker). Later, Ruth returned home to Calgary. She was blessed with wonderful grand-children, Mitch Morisset (Jodi), Danielle Wilson (Jeremy), Matthew Vincelli (Lindsay), Erica Vincelli (Kory), Marc Morisset (Christina) and Andrea Vincelli; great-grandchildren Chanelle, Carter, Jayden, Jace, Parker, Maryssa, Taylor, Leah and Benjamin; step-grandchildren Ingrid Zschogner and Krista Zschogner and step-great-grandchildren, Nicola, Anna, Noah and Linden. Ruth leaves to mourn her very dear and beloved Gordon Lydiatt.
Ruth was responsible for many accomplishments in her volunteer work. One outstanding contribution was launching the first French Immersion program in Canada; also she served as School Commissioner for the municipality the family lived in. She was President of the home and school association, a first for a woman in that association. Ruth was Chairperson of the Health Committee and a member of the South Shore Regional Health Council. However her greatest legacy was that of her very beloved family, all of whom she valued and loved unconditionally until her very last day.
Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. www.arthritis.ca.
In living memory of Ruth Morrissette, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences