Sep 1, 1942 – Mar 7, 2018
Ruth passed away in the Comox Valley Seniors Village on 7 March 2018. She was born in Fernie, BC on 1 September 1922 to Anders Magnus Peterson and Selma Elizabeth Matfolk. She is the last of 8 siblings.
She is survived by her husband Ervin Cross of 58 years. Her sons Daryl Cross (Karen), Brent Cross (Mona) and daughter Linnea Cross (Knut); her grandchildren Jennifer Reesor & Robert Cross and 4 great grandchildren Lindsay, Avarie, Jaxson & Eli.
Ruth left Fernie to pursue a nursing career and she graduated from Royal Columbian Hospital in Burnaby, BC. She moved to Victoria, BC to be with her sister and worked as a nurse in Royal Jubilee Hospital.
She then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where she was posted to Lac Ste. Denis in Quebec. Following that she was posted to Zweibrucken, Germany where she met her husband, a fighter pilot. They were married in France and she followed him back to Canada where they lived in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Northwest Territories and British Columbia.
After retirement they travelled by car across Canada many times to visit friends and family.
She was loved by all who met her.
Ruth was cremated. The Memorial Service was held Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Bay Community Church on 1105 Pritchard Ave., Comox.