Ruth Audrey Gray

Ruth Audrey Gray

June 4, 1941-October 19, 2017

As published in the November 13, 2017 World-Spectator


Ruth was born on June 4, 1941 to Ivan and Bessie Jamieson on their farm near McAuley, Manitoba. She was the fifth child out of ten, their first daughter.

Ruth met Gil at McAuley and they married in January 1959. They lived in Regina where Tammy, Cindy and Rick were born. They moved to Moosomin in 1967 and seven years later Murray was born.

Ruth’s working career included Manitoba Telephone, Matheson’s Upholstery, Johnson’s Clothing and Moosomin Union Hospital.

Ruth and Gil parted ways in 1998 and she retired in 2002. Ruth and Ed Liesch were good friends which turned into a long relationship.

Ruth had a zest for life; she was fun, easy going and loved to have a good time. Anywhere she was, there was sure to be laughter. Ruth enjoyed curling, camping trips, bingo, darts, cribbage and casino trips. Ruth’s love for her family was evident and she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

Ruth passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 after a valiant battle against cancer.

Ruth is survived by her loving companion Ed, daughters Tammy (Terry) and Cindy (Ed), sons Rick (Lynn) and Murray (Jennifer); grandchildren Joe (Caitlin), Alix (JF), Mike, Megan (Mark), Tyson (Deidre), Kristin, Jake (Kennedie), Adam (Sydney), Avery and Blake; great- grandchildren Chloe, Brooke, Kale, Rylee, Miah, Brynnlee, Kyla, Keastyn, Jayda and Jaxon. She is also survived by siblings Garnet, Jean, Joyce and Edna.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents, and siblings Keith, Ken, Frank, Owen and Ellen.

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