1920 – 2016
Born in Calgary April 27th 1920 and raised on a farm near Fairview Alberta, Ruth Beveridge married “the boy next door” Leawood Grover in 1939. Together they quickly expanded their family and had 6 children. Marg Rowat (d. Jack), Mary Sinclair (d. Dick), Bill Grover (Linda), Charlie Grover (Sherry), John Grover (d. Cheryl), David Grover (Jackie). For 14 years they lived on the farm before moving to BC in 1953. Life was often hard with no running water or electricity, but she still retained a positive attitude despite these hardships. Leawood passed shortly after David was born leaving her to raise her youngest 5 plus her granddaughter Ruthie in a small house at the 140 Mile House, making life even harder.
She married Clarence Eddy in 1973, who passed in 1984. The 80s were a tough time for her; she lost her parents and brothers Bill and Martin; both in their early fifties. She is survived by her sister Marie Trider.
She was instrumental in the formation of the woman’s institute (WI) at the 140 and served a term as Cariboo district representative and traveling to PEI.
She enjoyed other travels to Ireland and Mexico, decorating wedding cakes, needlework, reading, painting, her church but mostly time spent with family and friends.
After David was enrolled in school she worked at Lee’s Ladies Wear in the fine china and linen department. She loved working at such a classy establishment and the customers loved her.
She spent 20 years at the Sunset Manor then to the Senior’s Village for the last 10. She passed peacefully December 2, 2016.
Ruth left an incredible legacy of family; 17 grandchildren, at least 55 great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Having such a large family and living past 96 meant she survived many loved ones; too many to list here.
Deeply religious, her faith in Jesus got her through the tough years and ensured she was truly at peace nearing the end knowing she would soon be reunited with those whom she survived.
Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers and nursing staff at the Senior’s Village as well as Dr. Ruane; Ruth appreciated you all, as do we.
A service will be held 2PM at the 1st Baptist Church 295 Western Avenue, Williams Lake, Saturday December 10th.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.