1936 ~ MARIE RUFF ~ 2017

Posted: November 30th, 2017

Marie Yvonne Ruff, 81, of High River, Alberta, passed away suddenly at the High River General Hospital, on November 22, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Born on March 11, 1936, in Taree, New South Wales, Australia, Marie was the daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Stace (nee McKay). She is survived by her loving family: husband Solomon Ruff; her sons, Craig Ruff and wife Shauna Laubman-Ruff; and Christopher Ruff; her grandchildren, Janae and Dannica Ruff; her sisters, Phyllis Atkins, Heather Atkins, Thelma Wallis and Janice Jones; as well as many other relatives and close friends. Marie was predeceased by her brothers, Frank Stace and Colin Stace; and her sisters, Margaret Andrews and Betty Matthews.

Marie worked as Registered Nurse in Australia before she came to Canada, met Sol, and married him in Medicine Hat on October 31, 1964. Their sons, Craig and Christopher, came along in 1969 and 1972 respectively. Marie will always be remembered as a woman of special charm, with a unique wit and exuberant sense of humour. She was loving, charitable, and proudly Australian. She loved her family, her friends and her dogs. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 635 – 4 Street SE, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Oz Lorentzen officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Marie’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marie Ruff. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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