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OHLMEYER, Ruth Marie (nee Thorsten)

December 8, 1934 – Keewatin, Ontario
December 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Ruth, beloved wife of Fred Ohlmeyer of Calgary, passed away on December 23, 2014 at the age of 80 years.

Ruth was a loving and caring person; she always extended a helping hand when someone needed it. Throughout most of her life, she was active in sports and photography. She liked to knit or bake in her spare times and loved all animals.

Besides her loving husband, Ruth is survived by her seven children, Robert, Shawn, Teri, Tina, Jimmy Dale, Frank and Mark; her brothers, Edward, John and Hughie; and her sister Shirly. She was predeceased by her brother Bruce.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Ruth Ohlmeyer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Robert: Your Mom was such a good friend and such a great employee for Ferguson Bus Lines. She truly did offer a helping hand to a great many people, and we sampled a lot of her excellent baking. We are sorry for your loss, but rest assured her work will continue elsewhere. Our sincere condolence.

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  2. Sharon and Henry Epp :

    John, Hughie and families. Henry and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Ruth. Our hearts go out to you and want you to know our thoughts and prayers will be for you all. There is a nice quote from Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) that we find relevant: Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.

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  3. Donna Thorsten :

    Auntie Ruth, I will miss your kind and gentle soul. She always had time to meet for a coke at the local McDonalds. Thank you for sharing stories of your life with Aaron, Janis, Dennis and I. You made us feel welcome by sharing your tales of youth or one you remembered about theirs . Those were special moments never to be forgotten. You never came empty handed either, always bringing some samples of your excellent baking. So, thank you Ruth for the stories (past and present), goodies (always delicious) and you (one of the kindest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing). Safe travels on those bumpy bus trails…until we meet again.

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