Our mother, Ruth Perrier, age 78 years, passed away peacefully at the Chilliwack General Hospital, on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 with her loved ones by her side.
Ruth was born on August 23, 1932 in Port Arthur, ON to Robert and Ellen Robinson. Our mom married Wilfred Perrier in 1956 and they raised six children together. Mom worked at the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital until her retirement in the 80’s, at which time her and dad moved west to British Columbia. She spent her time between dad, us kids, her church and friends. When not playing board games with family and friends, mom could be found reading, doing crosswords and sudoku or hovering over her latest jigsaw puzzle. She also enjoyed her walks in the park, only stopping when her health no longer allowed.
Ruth will be missed by her loving children: Evelyn Perrier (Chris Gamey), Wilfred (Pam Jacks) Perrier, Clifford Perrier, Gerald (Laura) Perrier, Lawrence (Carol) Perrier, and Lucille (Rod) Simpson; her sister Doris Schraeder & brothers Howard (Margaret) Robinson and Robert (Amy) Robinson. She also left behind to mourn her 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Wilfred in 1991.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ruth’s’ life will be held at Sardis Park, Chilliwack, B.C. at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2010. Care is in the hands of Weibe & Jeske Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke or the Canadian Cancer Foundation in Ruth’s name would be greatly appreciated.