Passed on: December 24th, 2012
1926 ~ 2012
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruby Dramstad of Kamloops, B.C., on December 24th, 2012, at 86 years of age.
Ruby is survived by her three children Ronald (Janette) Dramstad of Mission, B.C., Lorna (Andrew) Hutchinson of Kamloops, B.C. and Ted Dramstad of Kamloops, B.C. and her three grandchildren, Christine and Kathryn Hutchinson and Ethan Dramstad. Ruby is also survived by her sisters Lil Manzer and Pearl Worthing and numerous nieces and nephews who each held a special place in her heart.
Ruby is predeceased by her husband Jules Dramstad and sisters Violet Orr and Nancy Gill, brothers Bill Walker and Art Walker and her parents Harry and Violet Walker.
Ruby was a Nurses Aide at Tranquille TB Hospital where she met Jules. They married in 1957 and moved from the residence at Tranquille to Kamloops where they raised their three children and lived life to the fullest. After raising her children Ruby returned to work at the Ponderosa Lodge as a Nurses Aide where she cared for seniors and those who needed help in life.
After Jules passed away, Ruby moved into the assisted living apartments a The Hamlets at Westsyde and made many life long friends.
Ruby returned to Ponderosa Lodge at the age of 86, but this time as a patient where the staff of the 1st floor cared for her until she passed away.
Ruby's children would like to thank family and friends who were always there for her, and the staff of the 1st floor at Ponderosa Lodge for the care, love and respect given to Ruby.
God bless you mom,
your family and friends
will miss you,
and your memory will live
on in our hearts forever.
A Celebration of Ruby's Life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kamloops Funeral Home.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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