Ruby Livingston

Ruby Livingston

Feb. 3, 1929 – Aug 20, 2014

Ruby Livingston passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord and Saviour she loved and served August 20th, 2014 at Lady Minto Hospital. Ruby was born in Comber, Northern Ireland on February 3rd, 1929. Married to Wycliffe in 1948, they emigrated to the west coast of Canada soon after their wedding, living in Duncan, Vancouver, Prince George and Kelowna. In 1955 mom and dad left all behind and went to Lima, Peru to serve God as missionaries. Their labor was a labor of love for the people of Lima. They returned from Peru to Vancouver in 1972. Mom worked at CP Air and dad worked as administrator for Blenheim Lodge. Retirement brought the joy of their island home on Saltspring. They made many friends who became very significant to mom and dad. Mom loved travelling on a shoestring, swimming, tennis, grass hockey, thrift shopping, entertaining, singing, chatting with everyone about anything, baking (especially cinnamon buns and pies), canning fruit, making jam, knitting socks and collecting yarn, picnics or any other form of outdoor eating, board games, especially Scrabble and Skip Bo, a clever joke, but most of all loving anyone who needed to be loved. Mom was completely unselfish in her dedication to others before herself. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life Wyc, in 2012. She is survived with many treasured memories by her children Stan (Joyce) of Abbotsford, Maureen (Chris) of Saltspring Island and Susan (Martie) of Ladner. She leaves five granddaughters – Maia, Kristy, Emily, Eryn and Caleigh and two treasured great grandchildren – Alana and Marcus, and by her sister Pearl of Courtenay. Mom also had many family and friends around the globe. Mom’s true joy in life was knitting socks, selling them sometimes but more often than not, getting intense pleasure from giving them away. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Reznick and Dr. Leon for their compassionate care of mom and also to the staff at Lady Minto Hospital who provided mom with the best quality of life possible. Private family graveside service. Donations in mom’s memory can be made to Missionary Service Committee, 101 Amber Street Unit 16 Markham Ontario L3R 3B2 (for the work in Lima Peru) or to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation to be used for further education of nurses at Lady Minto Hospital. Memorial service to be held September 20th at 1:00pm at Community Gospel Chapel. If you own a pair of mom’s socks, please wear them to the service.

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