Ruth Anna Frieda Lewynsky

April 13, 1927 — October 7, 2007

Ruth Lewynsky, a long-time resident of Vernon, was called Home to her Lord on October 7, 2007.

Ruth was born in Germany on April 13, 1927, grew up in the Province of Hessen where she met and married her loving husband Peter in 1946. Ruth came to Canada in 1953 with Peter and their two childrenEva-Marie and Victor. The family settled in Vernon where Ruth loved to cook and garden. She was a devoted member of the Peace Lutheran Church and long-time Vernonites will remember Ruth preparing home-cooked meals in some of Vernon’s former well-known restaurants. As their beekeeping business grew Ruth worked along side of her honey Peter, running Silver Star Apiaries (Busy Bees Honey brands) until retirement in the early 80’s. Ruth continued to live in her home on L&A Road through Peter’s devoted care. She spent her final four years under the special care of Noric House. Peter visited Ruth daily until her passing; Ruth also looked forward to Peter’s “One-man Band” performances, which took place for all residents of Noric House.

Ruth was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother; her life completely revolved around her extended family. She took great pride in being an exceptional homemaker; everyone loved her German cooking and baking that she had learned from her grandmother. In retirement, Ruth also loved to knit and make intricate needlepoint pictures until her health deteriorated. Ruth and Peter celebrated their 60th Wedding

Anniversary with friends and family at Noric House last year.

Ruth is survived by her husband Peter; son Victor; daughter Eva Hambley and son-in-law Knox; grandchildren Christine Lewynsky, Erika Lewynsky, Martin Lewynsky, Jamie Skinner and Brian Skinner; step-grandchildren Nell Elders and Sarah Hambley; four great grandchildren; brother Artur Wiegand and sister-in-law Maria Wiegand. Ruth was pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law Anne-Marie Lewynsky and mother Elizabeth Wiegand.

A wonderful service was held at the Peace Lutheran Church followed by internment at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery on October 11, 2007 with Rev. Richard D. Schulz officiating.

Those friends wishing to make memorial donations in memory of Ruth may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.

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