Feb. 11, 1921 – Jan. 3, 2016
Turner, Ruth Emma (Jackson, Peters, Hillyard) was born in Saskatoon Sask. on February 11, 1921. She passed away January 3, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hillside Village Care Complex in Salmon Arm BC at the age of 94. Her daughters Donna and Barb were at her side.
Ruth is survived by her sister Dorothy, Tony Robinson – Gloria Nicolson and John Saunders and families. And her eldest son from her first family Ernie, Cookie Peters – Cheri and Audra family. Elsie. And from her second family sons Jim Hillyard, Don Hillyard. Her daughters: Doreen Hillyard – Kellie, Rory Lisa. Joan’s children – Craig, Kerri, Corinna, Scott, Calvin, Patch, Cheryl. Donna Wood – Nathan, Shaun. Barb Larry Hazard – Melissa Lyman Jaakkola, Adam Jackie Hazard, Amanda Alvin Eichhorst, Dustin Alyssa Hazard and her many great grandchildren. Ruth will be fondly missed by Syd Munson and family and by her countless friends she made over the years in Chase, Terrace, Burns Lake, QCI, Vancouver Island and her travelling partners in Hawaii and Yuma.
Ruth is predeceased by her parents, husbands: Harry Peters, Jim Hillyard, and Phil Turner. Her siblings George, Lawrence, and Arnold Jackson. Her children: Jim Peters, Joan McGillis and Betsy Hillyard.
Ruth will be remembered as a fun loving, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and a friend that had a wonderful sense of humour. She was a wonderful cook, “Ruth’s Café,” in Port Clements, loved walking the beaches, hunting and fishing. In her later years she made many trips including Yuma, Hawaii. Her favorite place was her cabin at Babine Lake where they spent spring to fall with family and friends.
At Ruth’s request, there is no service. Her ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to CNIB or Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.
Our family would like to thank everyone especially the staff and caregivers at Hillside Village.