April 4, 1932 – May 16, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ruth Roach, beloved wife of Matthew Roach Sr. of Calgary, at the age of 78, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruth’s quiet strength, kind soul, ready laugh and unconditional love touched many.
Besides her loving husband of fifty-nine years, Ruth is survived by seven children, Mary Desjardins, Linda Thomas, Sharon Page, Sheila Schmidt, Matthew Roach Jr. (Joanne), Debbie Orr (Leslie), John Roach (Suzanne); twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren with one on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Roy Tice, mother Mary Tice, sister Emma Atkinson, brother Robert Tice and grandson Matthew Roach III.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, #130, 6001 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 266-5295, www.cysticfibrosis.ca or directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Ruth Roach, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences