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Ruth Mae Henderson

August 6, 1930 - November 23, 2019


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ruth Mae Henderson, on November 23, 2019.

Mom was born in Matsqui, BC, the second child of Richard and May Wards. It was there that she met the love of her life, Wallace Henderson. The families emigrated from Scotland to Matsqui and eventually moved to Powell River. They were married on May 21, 1947 and were happily married for 69 years.

Mom along with our Dad was a big supporter of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They attended many events and covered many miles watching hockey, soccer, baseball, swim meets, figure skating competitions and dance recitals. Mom was nicknamed “Grapes” by her grandsons because she analyzed each of their hockey games.

We could always count on them for words of encouragement and proud smiles on their faces. Mom taught us by example the importance of family.

Mom leaves to mourn her children, Lynda (Brian), Margaret (Jim), Heather (Mike), Richard (Geri) her beloved sister Sylvia MacNeill, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband Wallace, parents Richard and May Wards , and her brother Richard Wards.

A visitation and viewing to be held at Stubberfield Funeral Home on Friday, November 29 at 1:00 pm and interment at qathet Regional District Cemetery on Monday, December 2 also at 1:00 pm. A celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the staff at Kiwanis Garden Manor for their kindness and loving care for the last two years. Thank you to Dr. Schweitzer and the nursing staff at Powell River General Hospital for their care and compassion.

She will be remembered by all that knew her for her beautiful smile.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Carolyn Merrick
Relation: She was my aunt

Our sincere condolences , She will be missed very much, Thinking of you all.

From: Shirley Munro Nordeen
Relation: She was my Aunt.

Would like to take this time to send condolences to my Aunt’s family and friends. RIP Aunty Ruth! Much love and lots of hugs and prayers being sent to the family. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

From: Linda/Dan McNeill
Relation: Sister-in-laws mother

We are sending our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤❤

From: Charlene Hansen
Relation: My Aunt

So many fond memories. So much time spent with her when I was little and mom had to work. Will miss you Aunty Ruth ❤

From: Dorothy & Randy Kirk
Relation: Family friend

We send our Sincere Condolences to all of Ruths Loved ones ! She was a beautiful person and it was our pleasure to have known her ❤️
RIP Ruth

From: Deena

Your strength and spirit will be missed. I was blessed to have been a part of your Christmas dinners and I will never forget how much Family meant to you. It has been an honour to know you. Rest In Peace

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