The friends and family of Ruth Marion PEARSON (nee FORSTER) are sad to announce her passing on October 31, 2015 at Parkview Place in Enderby, BC. – She was 98 and is survived by Tracey PEARSON, (Son) of Castlegar, BC, Meg PEARSON (Granddaughter) of Castlegar, BC, and Lotus HAMMER (Sister) of Kitchener Ontario.
Ruth was born on September 21, 1917 in New Hamburg Ontario and raised there with three sisters and one brother. Her Father passed when she was quite young and she was forced to enter the work force at an early age. She established a career with the Mutual Life of Canada and later moved out west to Calgary as a sales agent. She was married in 1956 to Victor Clarence PEARSON of Balzac, Alberta, and in 1958 gave birth to her only son Tracey PEARSON.
She moved to Nakusp, BC in 1978 and finally to Vernon in 1992.
Ruth established herself as an antique wheeler and dealer and was known to many local Vernon merchants. She could often be found at any one of the many garage sales, used furniture stores, jewellery stores, bargain bins, or local antique dealers. Ruth was still driving in July of this year; however, sudden health issues quickly saw her spiral downward.
The family wishes to express their heart-felt appreciation to many health care providers, but specifically: Management and staff of Coldstream Meadows for their patience, Dr. Colyn PIENAAR of Vernon, BC for his compassionate professionalism, Michele WIEBE, RN of IHA Vernon, BC, for her sincerity and persistence, and to all of the wonderful, loving, true care-giving staff from Parkview Place in Enderby, BC. Her peaceful, painless passing was made comfortable and possible by these wonderful staff, and especially Susie the CAT who was there for Ruth until her last breath. Thank you all so much.
She will be greatly missed and is now laying safely in the arms of the Angels.
Gone with God
A Memorial Service commemorating the life of Ruth Marion Pearson, will be held on Saturday November 28, 2015 starting at 2:00. The service is to be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 1802 – 45th Avenue, Vernon, BC. This service is open to friends and family of Ruth Pearson.