1929 ~ 2013

We are sad to announce that Ruth Atkinson fell asleep in death at the North Okanagan Hospice house on September 2, 2013, at the age of 83, awaiting an earthly resurrection to a paradise earth. She was a faithful Witness of Jehovah since her childhood and has served her God Jehovah in many parts of Canada as well as a missionary in Central African Republic. Ruth was born on December 24, 1929 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan, second eldest daughter, to William & Anne Boychuk. She is predeceased by her parents and younger brother David and brother-in-law Art Gessell. Ruth is survived by her sisters, Ann Gessell of Saskatoon, Esther (Herb) Gillatt of Vernon and nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family. Special thanks to all her spiritual brothers and sisters in the congregation for their kind assistance, support and many kindnesses in thought and deed. Ruth’s family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Dr. Smit, Hospice House and all the kind staff and the Community Health Services for their kind and compassionate care. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1424 Mission Road, Vernon, BC) Brothr Wayne Halverson officiating. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ . Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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