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Ruth Elizabeth Van Velzen (Gidman)

November 22, 1952 - March 18, 2016


In the early morning hours of Friday, March 18, 2016, Ruth Elizabeth Van Velzen passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 63 years.  Ruth was born on November 22, 1952 in Prince George, BC to John and Elizabeth Gidman.

Ruth leaves to mourn her passing her two sons; Eric and Paul; her husband, Wayne as well as one brother, Greg and one sister, Allison.  Ruth leaves behind her beloved granddaughter, Isabel.  She was predeceased by her parents John and Elizabeth.

A Celebration of Life for Ruth will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Heritage Inn, 803 Cranbrook St. N. at 12:00 pm.  If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Ave. N., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H9.  Condolences may be left for the family at

Your humble loving hands

Soothing voice, assuring smile

Carried us through our days

A legacy you leave behind

as the men we are today                     

So proud of you we are,

You raised us with such poise

You loved us more than anything

We are so glad to be your boys

You always knew the secret

Of what life is about

Experiencing first hand

This world that God laid out

But the most memorable of all

The time we spent together

Your loving sons, Eric and Paul

Sleep tight mom, rest well



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From: Trina orth
Relation: work

Hey ruthie girl so sorry you had to go .I enjoyed knowing you at work and out of work. You made us all laugh and smile . Rest in peace my friend you will be missed, but we know your all around us and in no pain . See you again my friend 💝

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