Posted: January 17th, 2013

JOHN THOMAS (TOM) RUGGLES passed into the arms of his heavenly Father on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Edith Cavell Care Center at the age of 77, after battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past several years.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his best friend and wife, Harriette; daughters, Barb of Lethbridge, Sharon (Emery) Dueck of Coaldale, and son Jeff (Shari) of Lethbridge; 3 special grandchildren, Jesse and Kayley Dueck and Zak Ruggles; 2 sisters, Carol (Don) Neufeld, Lethbridge, Iona (Calvin) Rutberg of Vulcan; 2 brothers, Lynn (Bobbi), Zillah of Wash., Phil (Emae) of Sicamous, BC; sister-in-law Merlene Ruggles of Lethbridge; brothers-in-law, Garland (Edna) Hoel of Irricana, Dwight (Myrna) Hoel of Calgary, Arden (Pat) Hoel of Devon; sisters-in-law, Karen Hoel of Edmonton, Amber (Warren) Kittler of Leduc; as well as many nieces and nephews who meant a lot to him. He was predeceased by his parents Ross and Hazel Ruggles, brother Frank Ruggles, sister-in-law Mavis Hoel, and brother-in-law Roger Malonik.
A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Pastors Ian Lawson and Dave Acree officiating. Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th at the Travers Cemetery, southeast of Lomond, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99 Lomond, AB T0L 1G0, the Gideon’s, c/o John Regier, 2225 – 27 Ave South, Lethbridge, T1K 6K5 or the Alzheimer’s Society, #402, 740 – 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.
Send condolences at
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

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