It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ruth Marie Baker (nee Cromarty). Ruth passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the age of 74. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her lifelong partner, Jim Tennant, whom she built and shared her home and life with. She also leaves behind her beloved children, Lara Baker, Monique (Dave) Hildebrand; her grandson, Brandon Baker; and son-in-law, Terry Campbell. She is also survived by her siblings, Joyce (Harry), Jim (Fay), Dale (Arlene), Terry (Diane) and Roy (Olga); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Hazel Cromarty.
Ruth was born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan and later moved to Crossfield, Alberta where she raised her family and started her journey with her partner Jim. Ruth had a special place in her heart for all of those around her, you could always find her baking in the kitchen or playing in her garden, both activities she enjoyed doing until the end. Ruth loved her family very much, she taught her girls to be hard working, strong, caring women. Her grandson, Brandon, was the light of her life, she was always there for him and cared for him deeply. Ruth was always quick to give a hug and/or set you straight – whichever was needed at the time, a value that was cherished by those closest to her. The highlight of Ruth’s week was always Sunday dinner with her family – a tradition that has created great memories for her loved ones to share.
Ruth showed nothing but grace, dignity and strength during her final years as she continued to face anything that came her way. The family will hold a Private Graveside Service and a Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.ca or the Canadian Lung Association, https://www.lung.ca.
Jim, Lara, Monique and families. Our sincerest sympathy, Ruth was a lovely lady who will be missed greatly. Take care and hold on to all of those wonderful memories. Bryan and Judy Fox
So sorry, thanks for letting me know.
Lara & Monique, Please accept our genuine condolences in this difficult time for you and your family. Loss of a Mother is a significant loss and there are no words. Ruth was amazingly strong woman who holds a special place in my childhood memories - Your home was always a fun and welcome place to be as a child! Stacey
Jim, Lara and Monique I am so sorry to hear about Ruth’s passing. She was always a warm and caring person. My prayers are with you.
Jim and family, our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear wife. May your memories keep her with you. Barb & John Hinger
Sad to hear of Ruth's passing. Jim our thoughts are with you and Ruth's family
Lara and Monique...We are so very sorry to hear of your Mum's passing.I remember all the times working together with her and you girls at the church.She was so friendly and helpful and always had that special smile! Remembering a special person....Linda and Gerald Gatez
So sorry to here of Ruth’s passing 2020 is stacking up to be a rotten year stay strong !!!!
So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Ruth was a very nice lady and I loved working with her. Best wishes to you all.
Lara. Such a sad loss for you, Monique and all family. I’m so glad you have such special memories of her. Especially the family dinners! I didn’t know your mom but she must have been a great person to raise 2 daughters such as you and Monique.
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing, my condolences to the family. She was a wonderful woman and will be remembered for her sense of humour ❤️
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She will be missed. Always a smile and a greeting truly a kind heart. Thinking of you Jim and her family.
Thinking of you all, cherish the memories.
Jim, Laura and Monique so sorry for your loss. Ruth was such a kind lady! You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Our sincerest condolences to Jim, Monique, Lara and all of Ruth’s family. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace and strength
Sending my condolences. I haven’t seen you all in years but I always remember her laughing. Xo
My sincerest condolences to Jim & all of Ruth’s family. She was a wonderful lady & well respected in the community; she will be missed. I always enjoyed being with her & Jim!!!
Our condolences to Ruth’s family. Many fond memories. Denis and Carolyn.
Our thoughts are with you Jim and family
Lara and Monique you have been in our thoughts and we wanted you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. May you and all your family cherish the many amazing and happy memories of your mom!
I’m so sorry for your loss. So many memories as kids with you girls and your mom. Take care, you are in my thoughts.
Lara, My sincere sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your dear mother. Donna Watt
Monique, Lara, Jim & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I hope you find comfort in your memories with her. You are all in my thoughts at this time.
We will truly miss everthing about Ruth. Her cooking and baking was always the highlight of our family get together's. She was a strong women and I will always remember her smile and her laugh. Please treasure the memories you have made. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
It is with sadness, but wonderful memories to learn of the passing of Ruth. Jim and family, please accept my sincere sympathy, and prayers. May your memories soon bring more smiles than tears.
Deepest sympathy to Jim, her girls, their families, and siblings, her spirit lives on in all who loved her. I will always remember my Cousin Ruth for her smile and infectious laugh. My heart goes out to you all.
Our deepest condolences to Jim, Lara, Monique and all your families. Ruth was a very special person to so many in Crossfield and she will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Jenelle Timmons & Family