Posted: July 29th, 2016

Edwards obit
1936 ~ 2016

It is with sadness that the family of Laura “Ruth” Edwards announce her peaceful passing while at South Country Village in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the age of 80 years. Ruth was born in Foremost, Alberta on March 23, 1936, a daughter to proud parents, Willard and Edna Baxter. She raised her young family for many years until she met and fell in love with Charlie Edwards and together they raised her children and soon welcomed their grandchildren. Charlie predeceased her in 1999 and a piece of her heart went with him. Ruth was a mom before all else and the love for her family had no limit. She lovingly supported her grandchildren whether it was at a sporting, Special Olympics event or band gig. Many memories have been made sitting around the table eating the meal she had lovingly prepared. Family and community were her greatest loves. A woman of great strength, loyalty and devotion her legacy and memory will live on in the hearts of her children: daughters, Glennis Theofan (Rick Henderson) and Kim (Dean) Marchand and son, George (Alice) Theofan; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kevin (Serena) Wagner – Chas and Stella; Kyle (Robin) Marchand – Austin, Emilee, Austin and Chase; Brydon Marchand; Jordan (Sarah) Theofan – Nikolaus and Alivia and Daniel Theofan. In Ruth’s honour, a Private Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. The family is eternally grateful for the extraordinary care and compassion shown to Ruth while at South Country Village and express their sincere, heartfelt appreciation to the RN’s and support staff. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouth In lieu of gifts of sympathy to the families, we kindly request donations in Ruth’s name be made directly to the Special Olympics Medicine Hat, c/o the Medicine Hat Mall, P.O. Box 23046, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4C7. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

5 Condolences for “RUTH EDWARDS”

  1. Gary & Karen Botter says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Ruth was such a great person that warmed up the room with her presence. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary & Karen Botter

  2. Debbie Burback says:

    So very saddened to hear of your moms passing. I feel like I know Ruth’s entire family. I was Ruth’s hairdresser for many years when I worked at the Sears Hair Studio. My deepest sympathy to you all at this most difficult time.

  3. Sandy Mahon says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Kim, Dean and Brydon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  4. Suzanne , Michele, and Paul Faure says:

    Glennis, Kim, George and families
    So sorry to hear about your mom. We have so many fond memories
    of our families being together when we were kids. Your mom and Charlie were so great to all of us.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all

  5. Lynn Noga says:

    Brydon, Kim, Dean,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Grandma Ruth. We have many great memories of our time spent with her and Brydon having supper before our many Tiger hockey games!! We were given many other stories via Brydon when ever we met up. She is once again together with Grandpa Charlie!!
    Our hearts go out to you at this time. Let all those wonderful memories of a fabulous lady warm your hearts over the days to come.
    Give Brydon a giant HUG from us. You are in our thoughts and prayers!! Take care of each other

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