Our beautiful and much loved mother, grandmother and great grandma Val, while holding the hand of her eldest son, David, slipped quietly away from this life to a new life with her Lord Jesus just before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2006.
Val was born in Bergen, Norway on March 31, 1913. She was one of five children. In 1929 at the age of sixteen her family immigrated to Resource, SK. It was there she went to work as a cook on a ranch where she met and fell in love with Theodore Ruud who also worked at the ranch. Val Ruud was known to be a classy, poised lady who was full of grace and endeared herself to everyone who met her by making them feel loved. She was always younger than her years and wherever she went she became the centre of attention. Val loved people and you would always find her talking, laughing, telling jokes or stories like she had known you all of her life. Whenever Val met people she always had a compliment for them. Together with Ted she had four children who were raised in Saskatoon, SK. The greatest gift she gave to each of her children is that they were deeply loved by her. Through difficult times in life she was resilient and persistent in her faith. Val’s strength of character was a compass to all of our lives. Her sense of humour and her ability to laugh even through the most challenging circumstances taught us to be thankful.
Val will always live in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her daughter Donna (Gordon) Olson; grandchildren Shawna (Kevin) Walker and great granddaughters Brooklyn and Katelyn and Shane Ryan (Marie) Roberts and great grandchildren Dominic and Araby; her son David (Michelle) Ruud and grandsons Tyler and Riley; her daughter Faithe (Ken) Tines and granddaughter Tamara; Tim and great grandson Austin and youngest son Brian Ruud and grandsons Dallas and Jeremy. Val was predeceased in 1989 by her husband Theodore (Ted).
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord..”
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Val Ruud a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences