It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Torry announces her peaceful passing on January 25, 2017 at the age of 89 at the Devon Long Term Care Unit surrounded by her devoted family.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Irwin (Georgette) Torry, of North Vancouver, BC; Elva Torry of Cranbrook, BC; Marj (Dave) Abel of Regina, SK; Donna (Bob) Lavigne of Devon, AB; Cliff (Vickie) Torry of Lloydminster, AB; and Neil Torry of Kelowna, BC; eleven grandchildren – Trever Fowell, of Kelowna, BC; Gen Fowell (Joely Hug) of Cranbrook , BC ; Sean (Anna) Abel of Sylvan Lake, AB; Kristen Abel (Todd Dixon) of Deer Valley, SK; Ryan (Vanessa) Lavigne of Ayampe, Ecuador; Brad (Candis) Lavigne of Edmonton, AB; Janelle (Riley) Carleton, of Edmonton, AB; Craig Torry (Collette Tupper) of Lloydminster, AB; Darin Torry of Lloydminster, AB; Blair Torry of Calgary, AB; and Paige Torry of Calgary AB; and five great grandchildren; Keegan Fowell (Cody Tanner) of Cranbrook, BC; Sam Abel of Sylvan Lake, AB; Oliver and Sierra Lavigne of Ayampe, Ecuador, and Ella Carleton of Edmonton, AB with a baby brother expected any day; and one great great grandchild, Hendrick Tanner of Cranbrook BC..
She was predeceased by her husband, John Torry in 2005 and her grandson, Jeff Torry in 2016; her parents, William and Mabel Martin, her three brothers, Rae, Irwin and Bill, and an infant sister, Agnes all of Herschel, SK.
Ruth was born on May 27, 1927 in Rosetown, SK. She married John Torry in 1947 and together they made their home on the Russell Torry farm in the Bexfield district. In 1956 they moved to Rosetown but they continued to farm until 1976. In their retirement years they became avid golfers and enjoyed their cottage at Aquadeo Beach. Their cottage became the center of many family gatherings and friendly neighborhood card games. Ruth also enjoyed bowling, knitting afgans for her family, and baking her infamous apple pies to give out at every family reunion. Ruth was a woman who was kind and gentle and always put other peoples’ needs before her own. She went through her life caring for everyone she loved.
The family extends their gratitude to the caring staff members of the Devon Long Term Care Facility in Devon, AB.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rosetown United Church.
Memorial donations in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the Rosetown and District Health Centre Foundation or the Devon General Hospital Foundation.
Shanidar Funeral Services of Rosetown, SK was entrusted with the arrangements.