Vera Ethel Swann Ruddick (nee Allan) born October 15, 1922 in Stave Falls, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2005 at Mission E.C.U.
Vera fought a long and difficult battle with sarcoidosis and congestive heart failure. She was a hard working and dedicated wife and mother. We will miss all the entertaining stories about the old days, her flower garden, the many animals that she cared for, and her children’s lives.
Vera will be dearly missed by her husband Ken (married 63 years); daughters Cheryle Macdonald (John), Karyn Ruddick and Heather Anderson; sons Malcom (Kathy) and Ken (Ruth); grandchildren Jennifer Armour (Stuart), Elizabeth Kennard (Jason), Coral Anderson, Crystal Anderson (Kenny Wetzel), and Kristina and Jamie Ruddick; great grandchildren Brodie and Brandon, Kennard and Shelby Amour. Predeceased by her parents Violet and Watt Allan, sister Grace Toikka, and brother Wallace Allan.
A very special thank you to Dr. Andrew Johnson (and staff) for many years of care. Also, a heartfelt thank-you to the staff of the Mission E.C.U. for their hard work, kindness and support.
A service for Vera will be held on Sat., June 11, 2005 at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home — 7386 Horne Street, Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mission E.C.U., BC Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Rest in peace, Mom.
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