Ruth Bernice Schaefer

Ruth Bernice Schaefer

1934 – 2009

We regret to announce the passing of Ruth Bernice Schaefer at the Vernon Hospice House on Saturday, January 10th, 2009.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband, Hap, of 57 years; one daughter, Debbie (Jack) Marsh of Quesnel; four sons, Don (Cathy) of Winfield, David of Vernon, Terry (Kerri) of Vernon, and Rob (Judy) of Merritt; thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Margaret and Jean of Vancouver. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Joan and Grace.

Ruth was Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year for 1993. She was active as a founding member and tireless volunteer with the breast cancer support group “Bosom Buddies” and the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic. She organized Vernon’s first Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and was active with “Run for the Cure”. Her many hobbies included, golfing, curling, volleyball and softball. She was a source of strength and inspiration for her family and her many friends.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity United Church.

Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may do so to McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic or to Bosom Buddies, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9Z9 or to The Vernon & District Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:

Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

250-542-4333