WYTON, Ruth (Vera)

Posted: September 21st, 2022


(Vera) Ruth Wyton (nee Wiens) is sitting at the feet of her redeemer Jesus having quietly passed Monday, September 12, 2022 in Brooks, Alberta at the age of 85 years.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph Wyton, she leaves to mourn her four children: Rod (Lorrie), Laurel (Gary Harker), Darrel (Dawna), and Lynn (Lara McMillan); her nine deeply loved grandchildren: Tyler (Megan), Cameron, Blaine (Christine), Daniel, Katelin (Paul Bouchard), Joel, Jordan (Miriam), Moira and Kimberleigh; and her six precious great-grandchildren: Chase, Carter, Jack, Aubrey, Cole and Raiya. Our mother passed unexpectedly, having kept vigil over several days for her dear son, Darrel, at the Brooks Palliative Care Unit, who also passed away September 12. Our family is in shock and we are deeply saddened. But we have Faith and know we will be ok as we love, grieve and draw together.

Also mourning are numerous loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews in both the Wyton and Wiens clans. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Geneva Wyton and Olive Wiens. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Helena Wiens of Coaldale; and her seven siblings: Katherine, Abram, Frank, Ellen, Lucille, Mary and Neil.

Ruth was born June 26, 1937 in Cochrane, Alberta. At the age of four, her family moved to Coaldale where Ruth has been a life-long resident. Ralph and Ruth managed The Coaldale Thrift Shop from 1976 to 1987. Ruth was the Coaldale Food Bank Coordinator from 1990 to 2001, along with Ralph as her transportation supervisor. She was awarded Coaldale Citizen of the Year during that time.

At the age of six, Ruth gave her heart to the Lord and spent her life living in His love. As an expression of Christ’s love, Ruth offered her gifts of service and helping to everyone. She loved people, big dogs and pansies (because of their smiley faces). For all her close and wide family and dear friends, Mom was an extraordinary person who loved and lived with commitment and vigour.

A Memorial Service will be held at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.

Donations gratefully received by Bridges of Hope (marked ‘in memory of Ruth Wyton’), PO Box 81, Station Main, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3


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