Ruth Skinner

Ruth Elizabeth Skinner (Koch)

Friday, December 23rd, 1938 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Skinner, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Koch)
December 23, 1938 - October 29, 2019

It is with deep sadness I share the passing of my mom, Ruth Skinner. Ruth is survived by her daughter Kristine, (husband Brad Hultman), granddaughter Elena, Richard Kraushaar, Ruth’s partner of nearly 20 years, and all of her extended family who resides in Winnipeg.

On July 9th, 2019 Ruth was diagnosed with stage four brain and lung cancer. This diagnosis came unexpectedly, but Ruth never let it get her down, she embraced life and spent each moment living and enjoying life to the absolute fullest. This summer passed with her family and dear friends visiting her and supporting her as the end came near. Ruth fought cancer with courage, grace and always an optimistic laugh. She will always be remembered for her beautiful mind and smile.

A special thank you to the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre where Ruth lived for her last two months. My mom was cared for with great dignity and compassion.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Mom, I love you, I miss you and you will forever be in my heart.
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  • Service

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 11:00am
    West Vancouver United Church
    2062 Esquimalt Avenue
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    Rev. Dal McCrindle
  • Interment

    Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg
    Address Not Available


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With love, Micheline, Reg, Danielle, Holden and Li sent flowers to the family of Ruth Elizabeth Skinner (Koch).
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With love, Micheline, Reg, Danielle, Holden and Li

Posted at 11:27am
Kristine, Brad and Elena, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
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Jackie Smith

Posted at 03:40pm
Dear Kristine and Rick,
I am truly Sorry that I didn't know that Ruth was sick until I read her obituary! I was fortunate to have been her neighbor and Friend in West Vancouver. Ruth was so much fun and so interesting! I know you will miss her. With Sincere Sympathy, Jackie Smith

chris Catliff

Posted at 12:12pm
So sorry for your loss. I met Ruth through her daughter Kristine, with whom I work. Ruth was always smiling. I always enjoyed our talks particularly about how proud she was of Kristine.

Chris Catliff

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