RUTH CAROLINE DE JONG

Obituary of RUTH CAROLINE DE JONG

RUTH CAROLINE DE JONG

October 19, 1936 - December 25, 2017

With a heavy heart we say goodbye to our mother who passed away quietly on Christmas Day after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Ruth leaves behind her husband of 42 years, Wayne Smith, her daughter Deanna (Jim), sons David, Darwin and grandchildren Dalton, Madyson, Alivia and Christian, Michaela, Mathew, and Austin; sisters Glenda Ann, Debbie (Ken), Ruth, Robin (Daryl), brother Larry, numerous nieces & nephews and extended family.

She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Etta Ober, nephew Brian and recently, her son Dan.       

Ruth was proud of her career as a Registered Nurse; she was also co-owner of Snow Valley Ski Resort and was an amazing artist. She loved to craft, sew, and knit; selling her creations at craft sales throughout the city. When she wasn’t crafting, she was out on the dance floor square dancing with Wayne, working in her garden, reading and travelling extensively, including their winters in Texas making life long friends wherever they went. 

But what made Ruth smile more were h­­er grandchildren, they were the light of her life. She will be greatly missed by all those that have known her. Ruth’s memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Cremation has taken place and Interment will be at a later date.

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