Posted: January 31st, 2018

Ruby Lynn Elsasser-Ancion, beloved wife of Roger Ancion of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Ruby also leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Darlene (Eddie) Herrmann; two sisters-in-law, Sara Elsasser and Jeannette (Bruce) Taylor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruby was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Lydia Elsasser; two brothers; one sister; and one brother-in-law. Ruby was born in Empress on July 11th, 1949 and was raised on the family farm west of Acadia Valley, where she also attended elementary school. She graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1967. Ruby worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Honda Motor Sports. She married Roger Ancion on November 12th, 2011 in Bow Island and together continued to make Medicine Hat their home. Ruby loved ceramics, music and played piano and the accordion. She also loved the company of family and friends, who will miss her dearly. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 7:00 until to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ruby’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6 or to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ruby Elsasser-Ancion. 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.

4 Condolences for “1949 ~ RUBY ELSASSER-ANCION ~ 2018”

  1. Kathi (Janzer) Busse says:

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Ruby. We grew up together in Acadia Valley & attended school together until both families moved to Medicine Hat. I remember Ruby as being a happy, smilely young girl. My prayers & thoughts r with u all through this difficult time.

  2. Jackie Greeley says:

    Ruby was a beautiful soul, her family will miss her dearly. My mom, Esther Nagel loved and adored her cousin, Ruby. We can only rejoice that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our deepest sympathies to her family.

  3. gail brunner kuhn clarke says:

    Sorry for your loss, i too grew up with Ruby and enjoyed our interactions.

  4. Ralph and Linda Conway says:

    Just heard of the passing of a great soul – Ruby. Our condolences to the family. As with Kathi and Gail, we all grew up and went to school together in the ‘Valley. Ruby was always a cheerful, friendly gal with time for all. Loved to meet her for a little visit in the Hat. She will be greatly missed.

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