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Ruby Ray

Ruby Ray

Passed on: June 5th, 2016

Ruby Adel Ellen (Hutchinson) Ray
Ruby Adel Ellen (Hutchinson) Ray, matriarch of the Ray Family of Mossbank, Sask., died June 5, 2016, in Moose Jaw, aged 95. She was born December 13, 1920 at Archive, south of Moose Jaw, to Joseph Milton (Milt) Hutchinson, and Hilda Myrtle West. In 1932, Ruby and her family, which by then included Bernice (1927) moved to the Hutchinson Homestead at Mossbank. On December 7, 1942, Ruby married Colin Ray, the son of Albert Ray and Helen Hyslop Howlett. Two daughters, Phyllis and Beverley were born before Colin went Overseas in 1944, and upon his return, Harold and Evelyn arrived to complete their family. Ruby was predeceased by brother Clifford (1932), mother Hilda (1942), father Milton (1976), sister Bernice (Elmer) Burrows (1988), husband Colin (1990) and daughter Evelyn (2006). Ruby leaves to celebrate her life: 3 children Phyllis (Zado) Belliveau, Beverley (Daryl) Dueck, Harold (Betty) Ray; 9 grandchildren Todd Zado (Jill McLarty), Tim Zado (Andrea Vostermans), Jeff Dueck, Kathleen (Monty) Hill, Ken Ray, Kelly Ray (Colinda Becker), Kevin Ray (Misty Eastwood), Denise (John) Burke, Dean Selme; 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Mossbank United Church on July 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Interment at the Mossbank Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow at Cornerstone Church. Memorial donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the Furrows and Faith Retirement Co-operative, Box 129, Mossbank, SK S0H 3G0.

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