HOLLAND, Ruth

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It is with profound sadness that we announce that on April 6, 2017, our dear mother and grandmother, Ruth Holland of Leduc, passed away peacefully at the age of 107 years.

Ruth was born on August 22, 1909 in Bruderheim, AB to Gustav and Wilhelmina Domreis.  She was the second of 4 sisters, Herta, Selma and Lillian.  The family moved to Portland, Oregon for 4 years, but then returned to a farm in the Leduc area.  In 1927 she married Robert Holland of Leduc and they had 7 children.  They farmed in the Leduc area until 1955 when they moved to Calgary.  After Bob’s passing in 1976, Ruth returned to Leduc to be near her sisters and parents.

Ruth enjoyed going on numerous trips to visit her children and grandchildren in Canada and the U.S. and she also travelled to Hawaii, Bahamas, Europe and Great Britain.  She drove until she was 97, and when she gave up driving, she lamented that it was like losing her best friend.  Ruth enjoyed a lifetime of good health and took no medication, even at the end.  Ruth was content and practical, spirited and fun-loving, strong and independent, and she set a tremendous example to her children and grandchildren, teaching by example, the value of family.  Ruth attended church at First Baptist Church (Fredricksheim).

Ruth is survived by her daughter Lois (Dennis) Copeland; son-in-law Mervyn McIntosh; daughter-in-law Donna Holland; grandchildren Cyril (Darlene) Maskoske, Susan (Jim) Kritzler, Sherri Richmond, Bradley (Donna) Holland, Craig (Diane) Holland, Bill Holland, Robert (Lynn) Copeland, Richard (Cathy) Copeland, Beverly (Charles) Pester, Tom (Sandra) Copeland, Duncan (Michelle) McIntosh and Sandra (Ross) McIntosh; as well as 50 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Robert Holland; children Doris (Eddie) Maskoske, Donald Holland, Duncan Holland, Rodney Holland, John (Carol) Holland, Elaine “Mickey” McIntosh; and granddaughter Michele Holland.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Salem Manor for their compassion and kindness and for making Ruth’s final years comfortable.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (5.5 km south of Leduc on Hwy 2A, and 5 km east on Glen Park Road).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, RR #2 Station Main, Leduc, AB T9E 2X2; or Salem Manor Nursing Home, 4419 – 46 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 6L2.

 

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RR #2 Stn Main Leduc AB T9E 2X1 CA
South on Highway 2A from Leduc to Twn. 490 (Glen Park Rd.) then east 5 km. On the corner of Range Road 243.

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Gerry HOYLAND

So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. My grandmother (Ida DOMREIS) was Ruth’s aunt. My father, Dick HOYLAND was Ruth’s cousin. Ruth’s husband Bob was my uncle Bill’s brother. Bill was married to my auntie Mabel. I have a fairly extensive family tree on Ancestry.com and would appreciate any additions to the DOMREIS/HOLLAND/ side. I will certainly be attending Ruth’s Celebration of Life.

Eugene and Margaret Falkenberg

Ruth was a wonderful woman, strong, friendly, and full of fun. She was my aunt’s sister and our family would visit her often.
My parents were good friends with Ruth and her husband, Bob, over many decades…from the twenties onward.

Eugene and Margaret Falkenberg

Ruth was an amazing lady, strong, friendly, and full of fun. She was my aunt’s sister and our family would visit her often.
My parents were good friends with Ruth and her husband, Bob, over many decades…from the twenties onward.

Marrianne Dobberthien

Lois and Dennis
So sorry to hear of you Mothers passing, she will be missed.
Ray and Marrianne.

Ruth Pester

What an absolutely amazing lady.! I remember the fun she and my Mom ,Flora MacPhee (Bama) ,had at Bev and Charlie’s wedding.

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