RUTZ, Joan

Born in Vancouver BC, on Nov 7, 1939. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Aunt suddenly on March 15, 2010. Predeceased by her sister Donna. Mourning this significant loss is her husband and best friend of 52 years Ron, her daughter Anne, her son Todd; her grandchildren Jennifer (Tracy), Teresa (Clayton), Alisha; her great grandchildren Johnathan and Kevin, along with many more family and friends.

Joan worked as a Braille instructor and as a teacher’s aid at Garibaldi high school for many years and retired from there. In the year 2004, Ron and Joan decided to see the country so they bought a motorhome and took off for the East. This would be the beginning of many adventures. She was very active in many social groups and really enjoyed everything she was involved in. She loved people and people loved her. Joan lived every day to the fullest and encouraged others to do the same. The family is requesting all donations be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation. Services will be held at MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL (Osborn’s) on March 22, 2010 at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at Mission Cemetery at 1:30pm.

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