Margaret RUHR

Margaret RUHR

Ruhr, Margaret (Peggy) (nee Jones). March 23, 1944 – June 23, 2014. With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Peggy passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre after a seemingly brief battle with cancer. Peggy was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Bill and Irene Jones, the first of three daughters. She will be sadly missed but cherished in memory by Merv, her husband of 52 years, daughter Shari, son Kelly and daughter-in-law Pam, as well as her much-adored grandchildren Kaitlyn (Josh), Chelsey, Samuel and Stella and great grandchildren Emma and Mason. Peggy also leaves behind sisters Lorrie and Marlene (Daryl) and brother-in-law Lindsay and numerous nieces and cousins who share our loss. She was a loving, caring, generous and kind soul who will be dearly missed by her many relatives and friends living across Canada. Peggy was predeceased by her parents and brother Trevor. Peggy grew up in Nipawin, lived in Saskatoon, Calgary, Langley and Ottawa before moving back to B.C. and Abbotsford where she has lived for the past 32 years. She enjoyed her jobs managing a Beauty Salon business, a gourmet Kitchen store and lastly a management/buyer career in Ladies’ Fashions. Peggy was an excellent cook and hostess, well known for wonderful entertaining during holidays and family celebrations. She very much loved to travel, beginning with camping trips when the kids were young, and ultimately holidaying in the Maritimes, Florida, Arizona, California, Mexico and Hawaii locations, as well as cruises to the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Peggy also accompanied Merv on many motorcycle trips when touring as a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club until her health would no longer allow it. A highlight of Peggy’s life was when she accompanied her sister Lorrie on a two and a half month walk, each step of the way, for 1880 kms through Alberta and Saskatchewan in the Spring of 2001. Lorrie is afflicted with

Parkinson’s Disease and the ‘Walk’ under the sponsorship of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation was for the purpose of raising awareness, education and funds. It was Peggy’s wish that there not be a service. It was her wish, as well, that her ashes will be spread at Candle Lake, Saskatchewan where she spent many happy summers.


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