Ruth A. Schauer of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre; Area Three on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 68 years.

Ruth was born in Mayerthorpe, Alberta on December 22, 1944. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and her memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family and friends. Ruth loved to bake, and most likely made the world’s best pies! She thoroughly enjoyed all her embroidery and sewing projects, and often wore many of her own creations, as did her children. Ruth also loved to garden, and took great pleasure in volunteering at the hospital where she enjoyed spending time with the seniors.

Ruth will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband, Elmer; her son, Russell (Wendy) Schauer of Red Deer; and her four daughters, Debbie (Richard) Reeves of Blind Bay, B.C.; Brenda Wirtz of Sherwood Park; Cheryl (Jim) Niemi of Salmon Arm, B.C.; and Marlene (Mike) Palamarek of Lacombe; as well as eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her brother, Carl Carlson; and her sister, Marie Slack, both of Lacombe; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Gus and Jessie Carlson; and one brother, Roy Carlson.

A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ruth’s Memory may be made directly to the MS Society of Canada, Central Alberta Chapter, #105, 4807 – 50 Avenue; Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4A5.

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Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

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