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Estella Ruth Brown

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Estella Ruth Brown

October 14, 1938 - January 17, 2017


Loved by all who met her, Ruth's greatest accomplishment, the one she was most proud of, was raising her four children. She was born in Port Alberni, BC, where she met and married the love of her life, Kip.
In 1964, Ruth and Kip, along with their children, relocated to Powell River for their next big adventure. Who knew that adventure would last 52 years?
Ruth was the quintessential soccer/figure-skater mom. Her taxi service, shuttling her four children wherever they needed to be, was non-stop and she wouldn't have had it any other way.
Ruth had a real zest for life and a deep love of family, friends and community. Her early years were spent supporting Kip in Rotary through the Rotary Anns. Her many hobbies included sewing, crocheting, ceramics, fundraising and entertaining. She loved a good progressive dinner party. There were many times when she was sewing a costume for an event, selling you the ticket for that event, and wanting to know what dish you were bringing to the event. Many of these events would be centred around her four children, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family meant everything to her.
Even after her stroke in 1994, Ruth's Pupu parties in Maui were legendary; many were enjoyed over the years. She also became a lifetime member of Powell River Stroke Recovery Club.
Ruth's love for the outdoors often found her near a body of water: growing up on Sprout Lake, life in Powell River, trips to Kildonan, a family cabin on Powell Lake, and eventually a home on the beach in Maui. It is where she found her greatest happiness.
Ruth has joined her love, Kip, and they now walk the beaches of Heaven together.

May you find yourself with sand between your toes and a shell in your pocket.

A celebration will be held in Ruth's honour at Carlson Community Club on Sunday, January 29, at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Powell River Stroke Recovery Club would be greatly appreciated.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

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From: Tom & Elaine Christian
Relation: long time friend

Ruth was a friend for many years. helped on another with weddings, and babies lots of fun and laughter with her and Kip. he was usher at our wedding Ruth was Preggie and could not be a attendant at our wedding. spent may happy hours with them sending love and hugs to all the families. hugs and god bless

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 29, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Carlson Community Club
4463 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada

4463 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada

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