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Ruth Page

January 26, 1921 - Windsor, Ontario

February 3, 2020 - Banff, Alberta


Wife, Mother, WWII Vet., Sheep Rancher, Weaver, Gardener

Ruth Carolyn Page passed away peacefully at 99 years of age.

Her youth was spent in Ontario and with the outbreak of WWII,

she enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy.


As a WREN, Ruth was deployed overseas to Great Britain, where

she met her Scottish husband Gordon. After the war, they emigrated

to New Zealand where a daughter and son were born before they

returned to Canada, where another son was born. After several

moves, Calgary and the Mountain area became home. While she

was an avid hiker, kayaker and x-country skier; her true passion was

gardening. Barren landscapes were transformed into beautiful gardens

in each of their homes. Ruth was a kind soul with a quick wit and a

love of animals and all living creatures. She holds a special place in

our hearts and will truly be missed.


Ruth is survived by her children, Belinda, Brian (Joanne), and Matthew

(Susan); grandchildren, Douglas (Helen), Kailey, Stephen, Jesse,

Melanie, and Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Blake and Owen. Ruth

was predeceased by Gordon, her husband of 70 years, in 2018.

Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff of St. Martha’s

Place in Banff who extended such competent and thoughtful care to

Ruth. Also thanks to the third floor staff at Bethany Calgary who cared

for her prior to the move to Banff.


Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Memorial Fund

of St. Martha’s Place, Mineral Springs Hospital, P.O. Box 1050,

Banff T1L 1H7 in memory of Ruth Page.


A celebration of life and memorial will be held in the Spring.


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