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Ruth Edith Mummery

July 18, 1933 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Ruth Mummery Obituary

Ruth Edith Mummery, 90, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away on 21 October 2023. Ruth was born to parents Maurice Roach and Lavirga Roach, on 18 July 1933 in Kenora, Ontario.

Ruth met Russell Mummery in Minnedosa, MB. They were subsequently married on August 29, 1952 in Brandon MB. Together they raised three children: Valerie, Bradley and Susan.

Ruth worked at the Victoria IGA during her early married life; then later in the bakery and meat departments at Brandon Safeway for several years.

Ruth's greatest passion was her family. Especially when her children and grandchildren were young, Ruth enjoyed sewing and knitting for them as well as babysitting the little ones. Mom was an awesome cook and baker who regularly baked homemade bread and 'overnight' buns; both legendary among family. We three children recall the aroma of her baking as a 'magnetic' force keeping us even closer to home than usual. She loved gardening and was a regular at bingo.

Ruth cherished a simpler lifestyle. She had a great sense of humor and is remembered as the life of a party. She enjoyed country music and singing funny songs to entertain her grandchildren. She loved telling jokes, had an infectious laugh and could play almost anything on the piano by ear.

Mom's legacy includes a selfless giving nature and she is remembered fondly by friends and family as a kind, loving friend.

Ruth is survived by her children Valerie Exner, Bradley, Susan Zubach (Michael); grandchildren David (Melissa), Ainslie, Aura, Morgan and Devon; great grandchildren Roya and Leven, brother Daniel (Paulette), brother-in-law Robert (Helen) Mummery, in addition to numerous extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell, siblings Eleanor, Patrick, Laurence, Maureen, Dolma, in addition to several brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other extended family.

The family extends many thanks to staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre for taking such good care of Mom during her final years. Thank you as well to the compassionate caregivers who assisted her during stays at Chinook Regional Hospital. Thanks also to the dedicated members of our local police, fire, ems services and handibus drivers, who had all assisted both our parents in the past.

Plans include cremation with a private family ceremony to be held at a later date. The family has entrusted Salmon and Sons, Lethbridge, AB with arrangements.

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