September 9th, 1928 – December 8th, 2013
It is with great sorrow that the family of Ruth Flowitt announces her sudden passing at the tender age of 85 on Sunday, December 8th at Invermere Hospital. Ruth was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England on September 9, 1928.
She was a lovely person. Everyone who met her loved her lighthearted company. She was very intelligent and almost impossible to stump on any question. She was well read and ahead of her time. She was not just beautiful on the inside but also on the outside. Her husband, David, knows that he was very lucky to win her and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage together as soul mates. David may have been the prime mover in the family, but Ruth was its heart. They were a formidable and effective team. They had four children together and shared many adventures. They loved to travel and the family have fond memories of camping trips in the UK, the USA and around Europe. Later the couple enjoyed trips all around North and South America, the Antarctic and Alaska . Ruth loved her family and was a wonderful mother, grandma and great grandma. Tragically Ruth had a stroke some years ago which affected her speech. This was a great loss as she was one of the funniest ladies you’d ever meet. This did not stop her getting her message across nor did it prevent her from expressing her great love of her family. Earlier this year the couple suffered the loss of their first-born son, Richard. Mom still endured but some of her spark was extinguished. David cared for her with love until her last day.
We will all miss her happy smile and loving welcome. 85 years were not nearly long enough. We will all cherish the privilege of having this wonderful woman in our lives and who enriched them so much.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Fleet and the attending nursing staff for the wonderful care Mom received during her last day and to Dr. Dibb for her diligent and patient long-term care.