Hirsch, Ruth Marie

With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ruth Marie Hirsch on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Ruth was a beautiful lady! She was warm, thoughtful and caring to everyone she met. She has left a huge hole in our hearts and emptiness in our lives. Her talents were many and she had varied interests. She especially enjoyed fishing with family and friends. Ruth earned her title, “The Best Fisherwoman Ever!”

Ruth’s greatest pride and joy was her family. She was so proud of her children and husband, Tony, in their accomplishments. Mom devoted her life to her family and has left so many special memories. Mourning Ruth is her beloved husband, Tony, of 58 years and their two adoring sons, Todd (Judy) and Bob (Pat).

She always let it be known her most wonderful gift was her grandchildren and to them she was “The Best #1 Nana”. Nana enriched their lives with her love, Easter egg hunts, baked treats, fishing secrets, Pitch strategies, wisdom, and kindness. Mourning Nana is Melissa (Russ) Shepherd, Marc Hirsch (Rhonda), Heather (James Phu), and Jennifer (Chad Huntley).

As the grandchildren also wanted to add to the family, great grandchildren started arriving. Nana was thrilled with this new chapter in her life. Zavier and Adrian Phu, Teagan Huntley, Julia Hirsch, and Taya, Aidan, and Baby Shepherd all added smiles and laughs to Nan’s heart. They in turn will learn of their Great Nana’s love and kindness from her legacy of their own special quilts, pictures and stories. Nana is truly going to be missed!

Ruth also leaves a large extended family. She was a sensational sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Each one has their own special memory of her kindness, beauty and strength.

There will be no funeral service at the family’s request, but if desired, donations may be made to the Drs. Peter Baerg/Tom McMurty Cancer Centre, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


(250) 542-4333

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