Granny Ruth passed away peacefully on New Year’s Eve, 2014. She was born on January 27, 1933 in Oltaschin, Germany. Ruth is survived by her daughters Heidi Yeske and Eileen With, her brother Helmut in Nordhorn and grandchildren Ryan and Jenny Yeske and Bryan, Dylan and Sophia With. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Walter in 2005.
Family was the most important thing in Ruth’s life. Visits from her children and grandchildren brought her great joy. Her love and generosity for them and her pride in them knew no limit.
A longtime resident of Williams Lake, Ruth’s spirit of independence and determination always defined her. She enjoyed being social and worked as a sales clerk and waitress before her retirement. Ruth loved fashion and took pleasure in presenting her own unique sense of style. Whether bombing around in Wally’s truck, one of her own jalopies or by taxi, she was always on the move. Granny liked to go downtown. Between errands and shopping, she would grab a quick bite. Porky’s, Denny’s, Zellers, Ming’s, and The Pasta Shoppe were some of her favourites. Ruth always carried a smile, a sense of humour, quirky expressions and her sometimes caustic wit.
Sincere gratitude to the staff of Cariboo Memorial Hospital and to friends, neighbours and community members who were always there to help.
We will miss her greatly and love her always. An event to honour Granny will be planned for a later date.