RINGDAHL, Josephine

Posted: November 3rd, 2020



July 23, 1916 – October 28, 2020

Our hearts are aching as we bid farewell to an extraordinary woman who saw the good in all. Jo was raised in Strathmore, Alberta. She and Ralph (d. 1983) were very involved in the Vauxhall community where they raised their family. Jo moved to Vancouver in 2001. Time with her family and her strong network of dear friends was very precious to her throughout her life. Jo is survived by her loving children Sally, Jo (Don), Carl (Brenda nee McNally), Rita, Beth (Ian), her adored grandchildren Eric, Amy (Andrew), Laura (Tom) and David (Sara) and five great grandchildren Claire, Connor, James, Jamie and Grace. She was predeceased by son Richard and daughter-in-law Joan.

A private family Mass will be held at Guardian Angels Parish in Vancouver on Friday, November 6, at 11am PST. The family invites you to share your condolences or watch the service via a livestream link that will be posted on https://www.raincoastfuneral.com/obituaries/josephine-catherine-ringdahl.

Jo’s ashes will be interred in the Vauxhall cemetery beside her beloved husband, Ralph, who has been waiting patiently for 37 years. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or we ask you to perform acts of kindness as Jo would.

13 Condolences for “RINGDAHL, Josephine”

  1. Anne Mooney(Flaws) says:

    Sally -my sympathies on the loss of your mother

  2. Perry & Karen Kotkas says:

    Our deepest condolences Carl & family. We expect you have an amazing ‘book’ of memories of your mother’s long life. May God’s grace help you all through this time.

  3. Gail and Pat Coristine says:

    Our condolences on the loss of your mother.

  4. Saranell Siemens says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and all your Ringdahl family members.
    May you find comfort & peace at this time.

  5. Bridget and Don says:

    Dear Sally, Jo, Carl, Rita, Beth and your whole extended family
    We send loving thoughts to you all as you bid farewell to your amazing mother after her very long healthy life.

  6. The Malm's says:

    Jo will be missed. Her cheerfulness, kindness, and thoughtfulness are qualities that shall endure and be remembered.

  7. Jim Kobialko says:

    My heart and prayers go out to your whole family for healing and continued love during these difficult times. What an amazing legacy that Josephine has left behind with her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to continue to spread hope and love to those around them.

  8. Colin Norman says:

    Beth, I often overheard you talk glowingly of your mom. She sounded like a very special lady. My condolences to you and your family. Your FortisBC family is thinking of you and sending our well wishes over this time.

  9. Floyd and Sharon Anderson says:

    With fondness, Floyd and Sharon, along with Debbie, Cindy, Lorelei, Pam, and Brad, remember Mrs. Ringdahl (and the entire Ringdahl family) as wonderful neighbors in Vauxhall. Though miles separate our families, we extend our heartfelt condelences to the family.

  10. Cecile Bulva (nee Spilak) & The Spilak Family says:

    Amazing lady always. I remember Jo from Vauxhall when husband Ralph was principle of our school. We also shared many church celebrations and community activities. So sorry to hear of your loss but so nice that you as a family were all close and together. Wow – age 104 is amazing. Sally, Jo, Carl,Rita and Beth – Please accept our heartfelt condolences from the Spilak Family and may all your wonderful memories provide some comfort during this time of grief.

  11. Ruth (Rempel)Pedersen says:

    Sally, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. May you & your siblings & Families find ccomfort in the memories you share.

  12. Jane Marsh says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the Ringdahl family. Jo was special and it shows in the lives of her kids.

  13. Dennis Roll says:

    Sincere condolences to all the Ringdahl family. Their kindness is always remembered.

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