July 26, 1924 – February 2, 2020
Ruth Karr, age 95, passed away just before midnight on February 2nd, 2020 after falling and breaking her hip a few days previously.
Ruth was born near Merritt, B.C. and lived most of her early years near Hope, B.C. On Christmas Eve, 1941 she married David Karr, and lived in Nanaimo while Dave was in the Army. Dave spent some time at Camp Vernon, and decided that Vernon was the place to settle down, so they moved here in 1946.
Ruth was a Sunday School teacher for many years and considered that her most important and satisfying accomplishment. She was full of humour, and had a unique way of expressing herself. In her later years, practically everything was called a “doohickey.”
Ruth was predeceased by her husband David and her daughter Diane. She is survived by her sister Joan and her brother Bruce, her son Jim and his wife Nettie, her son-in-law Ben Derksen and his wife Marianne, grandchildren Jennifer, Randy, Tyrell, and Ramona, and great-grandchildren Lucy, Lily, Imogen and Eversen.
Ruth did not want a formal service and gave her son Jim one simple task: “Make sure you tell everyone at the graveside that the shell remains but the nut has gone!” Her wish was kept on February 6th, 2020.
Funeral arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
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