August 16, 1959 – August 15, 2015
The denture community and the Comox Valley have just lost a real sweetheart, all too soon.
Ruth met Edie Wragg prior to their apprenticeship, did their training together and remained best buddies throughout Ruth’s life.
During her apprenticeship, working under the tutelage of Ken Blunt, Denturist of Victoria, Ruth attended Vancouver Vocational College 1982 – 1986 and received her accreditation. She began her career as a denturist in Abbottsford in 1987.
Ruth worked for Edie Wragg at her Lake Cowichan Office for several months prior to purchasing Stan Nixon’s practice in Courtenay in the 1990’s where she continued working up to the time of her passing.
She enjoyed golf and kayaking with the love of her life, Francois, spending time traveling this past year in their trailer, exploring the island.
Ruth’s contributions to functions and gatherings with her great sense of humour, broad smile and infectious laugh will be sorely missed by all those who knew her. No matter what was going on, you could pass a glance her way and be assured you’d see her joyful heart shining through even when she attended this past convention in Parksville.
My long-time friend and colleague will be dearly missed, Edie Wragg, R.D.