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RING, Ruth Ellen (Davies)

August 24, 1943 – February 13, 2013

It is with great sadness that Ruth’s family announces her passing.

Ruth was born in Montreal and spent her early years in Regina. Ruth graduated from Scott Collegiate High School in 1961. In 1965 she married Gary and the following year they relocated to Calgary.

Ruth was a loving, caring, and dedicated person to her family and friends. During Ruth’s secretarial and office administration career she was employed with various organizations and retired from Beta Machinery Analysis Ltd. in 2005. She was an active member of Foothills Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for thirty-five years. Ruth was a passionate bridge player and a moderately enthusiastic golfer. She also spent many years as a respected and feared judge for Synchro Canada. Ruth loved socializing with her many dear friends, reading, and giving disapproving looks. Ruth and Gary enjoyed traveling in retirement both domestically and abroad. Ruth took great pride in her children and grandchildren, whom she enjoyed trying to boss around. We will miss her sharp humour, sage advice, compassion, and tolerance.

Ruth is fondly remembered by her husband, Gary; her three daughters, Deanna (Darren) Sartison, Krista Ring, and Leslie (Chris) Ring-Adams; her sister Jeanne (Timothy) White; and her five special grandchildren, Piper, Lily, Lachlan, Caleb and Livia. Ruth is further survived by her mother-in-law, Caroline; her brother-in-law Fred (Judy); her Aunt Alma of Regina, together with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth joins her mother Ida and stepfather Harold Forsythe in the arms of our Saviour and has plans to sing in heaven’s choir.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 250, 4723 – 1 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8, www.alsab.ca or a charity of your choice. The family also wishes to extend sincere thanks to Jane Rivest and the ALS Society, the doctors and staff at the Calgary ALS and Motor Neuron Disease Clinic and the caregivers at Carewest Sarcee Hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held at Foothills Lutheran Church (3104 – 34th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive guests and messages of condolences beginning at 12:00 p.m. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ruth Ring, 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. Richard & Shirley Rogess :

    Please accept our condolences I am very sad that Ruth passed away. She is in the hands of the lord now.

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  2. Jean, Dennis and boys :

    Dear Leslie, Chris, Caleb and Livia:
    Our deepest condolences to each of you at the loss of Ruth, your loving mother and grandmother. Please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers.
    “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” Psalms 55:22

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  3. Claudette and Paul Halladay :

    Gary your beloved Ruth will always be remembered as a gracious and very kind lady. She was so very proud of her family. Our sincere condolences for your loss and we have such good memories and I always liked her smile. Ruth is in Gods Hands now. May she rest in peace.
    Sincerely, Claudette & Paul Halladay

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  4. I will miss Ruth’s smile and humour. She was a treasured member of our family. I will miss her.
    Bill Haskin

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  5. Dear Gary, Leslie, Krista, Deanna and family,
    My heart so hurts for you all. Ruthie was such a amazing lady and I was grateful for her unwavering kindness and caring, always making me feel welcome and a part of the family. And then there was her smile! She will be missed beyond words. My love to all.
    Ann

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  6. Ossie and Melody Sheddy :

    Gary and family,
    Certainly enjoyed meeting you and Ruth over the years and hearing the latest news from both Jim and Joanne. Ruth enjoyed one of the greatest gifts anyone can receive through her illness, the loving care of her family. Sad times.
    Melody and Ossie Sheddy (Jim’s sister and brother-in-law)

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  7. Pat Rosiak (nee Dent) :

    I was sitting here this morning thinking about Ruth. She was such a vivacious person. I remember her from when my sister, Sandy, Ruth, Jeanne and I used to hang together when we were so young. To think of what she suffered breaks my heart. My love and condolences goes out to all of you, especially you, Jeanne.

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  8. Bob/Maureen Sumner :

    We were sorry to learn about Ruth’s passing. Maureen used to look forward to golfing with her and said what a great lady she is.
    Our condolences, Bob & Maureen Sumner

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  9. Vic and Helen Adams :

    Gary Ring, Daughters and Grandchildren, Leslie and Chris, Caleb, Livia Adams, We would like to express our condolences on your great loss of Ruth, of a wonderful spirit and faithful person, whom always seemed to have a smile to share. May God Bless you with faith in knowing that you shared her spirit and will continue to do so throughout your life.
    Enjoy life like Ruth Davies Ring did.

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  10. Don and Valda Craig :

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on behalf of Don and I as well as Sheree and her family.

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  11. Please know that Else & I had Ruth in our thoughts and prayers since we heard about her health issues. We certainly enjoyed our past times together and wish you, Gary and your family, comfort in these difficult times and the knowledge that now Else and Ruth again will be in each others company chatting about their families. See you on Tuesday.

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  12. Charlie & Sharon Egerdeen :

    To Gary & family, Thinking of you. Our prayers are with you.

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  13. Janelle Morris :

    Dear Leslie,
    Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wayne, Katharine, Heather and Janelle Morris

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  14. Ellen Ramsay, Tara Butt and Jeff Habke :

    May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time

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  15. Our heartfelt sympathy with love from Sandie (Solak), Eric and Beryl Parkinson

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  16. With sympathy and happy memories from the 55+ section of the Calgary Winter Club

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  17. Dallas and Gerald Weiss :

    Deanna and Darren and family,
    We are sorry for your loss, treasure the memories.

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  18. Pat & Gord Singer :

    Dear Gary,
    It was with deep sadness we read of Ruth’s passing last week – Gordon and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time – Likewise Wendy extends her sympathy to you and the girls,

    Sincerely,

    Pat Singer

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  19. Dear Gary, (affectionately known to us as Mr Big), We were deeply saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. Our wonderful memories of Ruth on our trip to Newfoundland will never be forgotten. Ruth showed her musical talents and her dry sense of humour and wit and great wisdom on those 3 glorious weeks we spent together. Ron and I send our love and prayers to you and your family. Pattie and Ron

    Pattie and Ron Culver

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  20. Laurie-Lynn Brookwell :

    Just a few memories: We all are going to miss Ruth so much. She was our choir rock, our solid foundation, and encourager. Her smile. We’d clap when she arrived for choir practice. Always happy to see her at the Generations of Hope events that she attended and what she was bidding on. I wonder if she ever did use that gift certificate for getting her ‘colors’ done? I remember when she decided to stop coloring her hair because it was unhealthy. Vain she was not. So many choir parties hosted at Ruth and Gary’s home. Loved talking about the books she’d read. I enjoyed every one that she ever recommended. Who am I going to ask, now, which books to read?
    Went to see “Water” after she recommended it. We always had something interesting to talk about. I loved Ruth’s honesty. Enjoyed viewing the photos of the safari, and helpful tips for a future trip for us. I know I’ll see her again and I’m sure she’ll have some advice for me. Hugs to you all.

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  21. Kathyanne Kelly :

    Hey Gary, Was so sad to learn today of Ruth’s passing via Al Rogerson. She was an awesome, funny lady, you were both blessed. My thoughts are with you.
    Love, Kathyanne

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  22. Garnet Altwasser :

    Gary and Girls
    Very sorry to hear of Ruth’s death. We pray that God will give you the strength to endure.
    Faye and Garnet

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