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November 14, 2011


Ruth Yvonne

May 18, 1926 ~ November 14, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ruth Yvonne Meek.

Ruth was born May 18, 1926 in South Wellington and lived in the Nanaimo area her entire life. She passed away peacefully November 14, 2011. Ruth is survived and lovingly remembered by her 2 children; Tom Meek (Lynette) and Terry Bryden (David). She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Gareth, Ellen and Tamara, and one great-grandchild, Aidan. They were a constant source of pride and joy in her life. Ruth will also be sorely missed by her many relatives and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Alex Meek; her parents, Tom and Ellen Greenwell; brothers George and Donald, and sisters-in-law: Evelyn Greenwell, Betty Greenwell, Helen Reedel, Margaret Morton and Hazel Toomer.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Carr and Dr. Kim King for their care through the years, and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit and the fifth floor of Nanaimo Hospital who helped make Ruth’s last days comfortable and peaceful. An extra special thank you to Dr. Robin Love, Ruth’s doctor for many years, who offered her so much care and understanding through so many issues in her life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Nanaimo Curling Club, Monday, November 21st, 12:30-3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Sands ~ Nanaimo


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