Posted: August 7th, 2019


RUTH HILDUR MEHEDEN, beloved wife of the late Fred Meheden for 54 years, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Ruth is survived by her children: Melanie, Tom (Cathy) and Ken; sister Stena Meheden and brother Jim (Doris) Ratke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents John and Hilda Ratke, daughter-in-law Lee and two infant children.

Mom was born June 6, 1930 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan then moved to Southern Alberta, settling first in the Coaldale area then in the Sunnyside district before retiring to Lethbridge in the mid 70’s. Mom was known for her love of family, warm smile, caring heart and compassion for others.

Thank you to the staff at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village.

At Ruth’s request a private family memorial will be held.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ruth, donations can be made to: Arthritis Society, #150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB, T2C 3G3 or Good Samaritan Society, 1511 – 15 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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