Another Auntie is gone

OLSON, RUTH OLIVE Ruth Olive Olson, of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on November 5, 2008 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by one son, Roger (Carol); four grandchildren, Kaele (Shawn) Rogers, Erin, Rachel and Michael; five stepgrandchildren, Dolores (Ken), Joe (Marg), Terry (Jean), Elise (Ernie), Dale (Sally); numerous step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren; one brother, Phil (Gladie) Sollid; one sister, Esther (Alan) Danielson; five sisters-in-law, Arna Sollid, Ruth Sollid, Helen Olson, Esther Tjosvold, Irene Archibald; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Benjamin Olson; second husband, Maynard Olson; five brothers, Conrad, Lawrence, Orvid, Ken and Art. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Rock of Ages Lutheran Brethren Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. …

… etc. (full obituary can be found here for a limited time.)

I’ve only seen Auntie Ruth a couple of times in the last ten or so years as she’s lived in Camrose, but I’ve got good memories of time spent with my cousin Roger at their house in Saskatoon when I was in my teens and 20s.

This picture was taken in the summer of 2007 when we dropped in for a half-hour visit on our way to Pigeon Lake.

Auntie Ruth with Roger and children

Auntie Ruth was a truly saintly woman.

Peace to her memory.

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