Cogswell (Pelser), Rubie Joan

September 21, 1929 ~ March 19, 2015

It is with sad hearts, we announce the passing of Rubie. She slipped away from us at the Nanaimo Hospital on March 19, 2015.

Rubie was well known in Nanaimo and was an accomplished, award winning florist and business women. Her first shop, Malaspina Flowers, was on Commercial Street. Rubie purchased the store from her long-time friend, Jean Smith. Her next venture was Flowers & Designs by Rubie in Rutherford Mall. No matter where Rubie’s shop was located, her faithful customers followed. Her colorful delivery van could be seen everywhere in town.

Rubie is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Bill, Step-daughter Janice and her sister Rose-Anna Kelly (Peter) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Nanaimo Hospital, especially the 4th floor night nurse Bryan Miller, RN for the kind care Rubie received while there.

Celebration of life will be held for Rubie at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on May 24th, 2015 at the Aggie Hall 1110-1st Avenue, Ladysmith.

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