Posted: January 20th, 2017

February 1, 1926 – January 11, 2017
Ruby Rataushk passed away January 11 in Calgary, Alberta exactly 7 months after the death of her beloved husband John Rataushk. Ruby was born on February 1, 1926 in Medicine Hat, the youngest child of Johanna (Annie) Esslinger and John Faas. She was the baby of the family and she was the last of her family to pass on. Ruby met and married her childhood sweetheart, John Rataushk, in Medicine Hat and dedicated the next 72 years to him and their children. Throughout their life together, Ruby worked hard to keep a spotless home filled with the wonderful aromas of her supremely delicious baked goods. Although she moved to Calgary in the 1960s, Ruby always loved Medicine Hat best, and she dreamed of moving back. Ruby leaves her son Ken Rataushk and his wife Jan (Wallens) of Calgary; son Wes Rataushk and his wife Sydne (Smith) of Kirkland, Washington; her loving grandchildren Kimberly (Rataushk) Slater and her husband Jeff Slater, Kelsey Rataushk, Riley Rataushk, and Carly Rataushk; and her great grandson Logan Slater.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, (3610 Sarcee Road SW, Calgary) on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ruby Rataushk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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