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October 13, 1943 - March 19, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Winkelmann. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Treit and her sister Lilian Hudson. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years; John, her sons; Darren (Michelle) of Surrey BC and Bradley of Port Alberni BC, and her nephew Rich Hudson of Edmonton AB.
Ruth was primarily a homemaker and had excellent results in various countries and ventures. Ruth was married in Edmonton and from there they went to Calgary. From Calgary they went to Whitehorse, Yukon. Leaving the Yukon, then they went overseas to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and from there to Dhaka, Bangladesh. In both locations, Ruth volunteered with local organizations involved primarily in the education and development of young children. In all these locations Ruth took an interest in the local foods, she continued to cook dishes from there until her last few months. They returned to Canada in 1989 and moved to Parksville in 1992, in preparation for John's retirement.
She will be dearly missed by family, relatives, and friends.