Ruth Byers was born on December 2nd, 1926 in Bangor, Saskatchewan and passed away on October 21st, 2013 in the Polson North Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Cheryl (Ken) Zimmerman of Vernon, B.C., Craig (Coling) Byers of Richmond, B.C., Gordon (Marilyn) Byers of Calgary, Alberta and Ken Byers of Kelowna, B.C.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Ken Clark of Winnipeg, Manitoba; five sisters, Joyce Carrick of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mae (Bob) Barclay of Calgary, Alberta, Shirley Clark and Dianne Shatz, both of North Vancouver, B.C. and Marilyn Dale of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Byers on October 1st, 2009; one infant son in November, 1948; and three sisters, Evelyn Sokoloski, Ivol Morley and Bernice Sketcher.
Ruth joined the CWAC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was posted at the Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta in 1943. She was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was active in the United Church Women in various communities that Ruth resided in over the years.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Ruth’s Life which will be held at the Morrin United Church in Morrin, Alberta on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ruth to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5, 250-542-1187.