Ruth Lindsay

Ruth died Tuesday afternoon in her room at Heritage Square, Vernon, British Columbia. Ruth was born to Victor and Olive (nee Barckley) Sherman in Calcutta India. She lived in India until schooling took her first to Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, England and then on to Strathcona Lodge School on Vancouver Island and Crofton House in Vancouver. Ruth later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from Kings College London. During WWII Ruth moved back to Canada and worked as a Laboratory Technician at Vancouver General Hospital. She later attended UBC for a graduate certificate in Social Work. On completion of her studies Ruth moved to Vernon and worked in the North Okanagan as a Social Worker until her marriage to James (Jim) Duncan Lindsay in 1955. Jim and Ruth made their home on Lucknow Farm in Armstrong.

Ruth was smart, curious, caring, chatty and ‘good at games’ with a particular affinity for grass hockey, tennis and horseback riding. As a young girl in India she learned to ride on polo ponies. Later on the farm she bred and trained her own horses. She was a lifetime member of the Armstrong-Enderby Riding Club.

She is survived by her daughters Janet and Lucinda (married to Al Tattersall) and three granddaughters; Lindsay Tattersall, Erin Tattersall and Irish McPherson. Jim predeceased her in 1996.


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