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Ruby Vance Wright

June 9, 1923 - July 15, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce that Ruby Wright passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by family on July 15, 2013 after taking an unexpected fall.  Ruby was born in Watrous Sask. to Wintfred and Tomina Vance.  Due to the death of her mother and medical conditions of her father she was raised and then adopted by Bertha and  Emmerson  Bentley (aunt and uncle) and grew up in Vancouver, BC.  Ruby met the love of her life, Bob, in Vancouver while he was attending UBC and they were married in 1951. The life of a forestry wife led them to Victoria, Prince Rupert and then on to settle in Nelson.  In Nelson Ruby started the very successful Yarn Barn Crafts and Hobbies on Baker Street. She retired in 1988.  Unfortunately Bob (Robert Norman Wright) predeceased Ruby when he died suddenly in 1979.  Ruby, a wonderful wife and mother is survived by her four children, son Guy Wright (wife Kate and children Duncan, Sam and Owen), daughter Carol Wright (child Joseph), son Bob Wright (wife Teresa, and children Tia and Tyler), daughter Donna Doyle (children Jeffrey and Thomas).  Ruby had lived a very full, long life enjoying skiing, swimming, and tennis in her youth and knitting, needlework, quilting, sewing, painting and antique hunting in her later years.

The family would like to thank Margaret (housekeeper and friend for 28yrs),  Ojan and Sandra (who brought great joy to our mom over the last 2 years), as well as all the great friends that my parents made over the years in Nelson.  

At Ruby's request there will not be a service. As Ruby would say “please don't mourn my death as I have been lucky enough to have a long full life with a wonderful family”


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Anne Rutherglen
Relation: old friend of son

My heart and prayers go to my old pal Bob and his family. Thinking of you

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