Peterson: Ruth Mary (Nee: Russell)

August 8, 1923 – November 4, 2015

Ruth Mary Peterson was born 92 years ago in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. Ruth trained in her younger years as a seamstress and sewed many dresses, suits etc. over her life time. Ruth served in the English Land Army during the war, tending to crops and animals. She met and married a Canadian soldier who was killed in a German Prisoner of War Camp. At wars end, Ruth’s sense of adventure lead her to immigrate to Canada as a Canadian War Bride. She met and married Charlie Peterson in 1953 and had a daughter one year later. Ruth loved all craft type projects and beside her sewing, did ceramics, and embroidery and was a very prolific knitter, knitting beautifully right till her death. After Charlie’s death, she made numerous trips home to England, and traveled extensively in Europe, Canada and a few more exotic places. Ruth was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and spent many hours studying her Bible. Ruth was predeceased by her father George, mother Daisy, three brothers, Joe, John, and Dick Russell of England, and her husband Charles in 1981. Ruth is survived by her daughter Angela (Harry) Bailey, granddaughter Vanessa Bailey, great grandson Logan, and English nieces and nephews, Margaret, Ian, Alan, Paul, and Mark. Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Chilliwack, BC on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00.

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