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Dunn, Ruth

ruth dunn

Aug. 5, 1934 — May 11, 2021

Ruth was born and raised in the farming community a few miles southwest of Enchant. Ruth was the middle child of nine children, four older and four younger. Ruth received her basic education in the Enchant school and obtained further certificates in later years from the Henderson Business School, Canadian School of Tax Accounting and numerous certificates in Business Administration from Lethbridge Community College.

In 1952 Ruth married Alvin Dunn, the ceremony taking place in the Turin United Church. Ruth was a housewife and mother for the first years of marriage until starting work in 1963 at various jobs using her business admin skills. Some of the places of employment were Trans Canada Freezers, Lethbridge Police Department, Oliver Chemical Company in Lethbridge, Simpson Sears order office (manager for five years) in Fort Macleod, Walker Medical Clinic, Fort Macleod Auction Mart, Claresholm Custom Fertilizers and Cascade Fertilizers in Granum.

Ruth was predeceased by parents Elias and Ragna Aanestad,; husband Alvin; sisters Hanna and Edith; niece Donna; and great grandson Tristan. Ruth is survived by siblings Ruby, Esther, Mina, Rangvald, Clarence and Edwin; son Ritchie (Marilyn); daughter Alvina (Wayne); grandchildren Wesley (Carrie), Lindsay (Steve), Candace (Michael) and Corinne; great grandchildren Jordan, Ethan, Victoria, Maressa and Cadence; plus numerous other Dunn and Aanestad family members in Canada and Norway.

Ruth passed away peacefully at home with family at her side, following a lengthy health issue. The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Angela Logan of Cedar Medical Clinic for her care and compassion in looking after mother.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Ruth’s ashes will be interned in the family plot in the Enchant Cemetery at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in Ruth’s name.

Arrangements in care of Telford, Toneff and Boyd, Campbell River, B.C.

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