Ruth Catherine Deans

December 9th, 2023

Ruth Catherine Deans (nee Thompson)

August 5, 1928 to December 9th, 2023

Ruth was born in Calgary, Alberta and passed away at Maple Hill, Langley Memorial Hospital. 

Ruth was predeceased by David Deans, her husband of 61 years.  She is survived by her daughter Norma Omstead, granddaughter Jaime Senf (Steve), grandson Jordan Pachal, and sisters Pat Moore, Norma Bennett, and Charlyn Gerlitz.

Throughout her life she was very active and enjoyed curling, golfing, line dancing and long walks.  In her quiet time she loved puzzles, mystery books, jigsaw puzzles and a great game of cards which included bridge.

During her working days she was employed with the Alberta Government Telephones (Calgary) and after moving to Coquitlam she worked at Woodlands School (New Westminster).

Once retired, she and her husband moved to Chilliwack and spent over a decade as snowbirds in Mesa, Arizona with a group of their closest friends.

Her world travels included China, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom, Hawaii, Panama Canal including the Caribbean, and multiple Disneyland and Calgary Stampede trips with her grandchildren.

Celebration of Life to be held at Avalon Gardens 

22323 48th Avenue, Langley BC

December 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.


Hi Norma and family, it was a pleasure to work with your mom Ruth at Beltone. I'm glad I was able to meet her, she was a lovely lady, and I am hopeful that the hearing she got from her hearing aids during the last few months made them memorable months for her. She will be missed dearly!

Dear Norma, Jaime and Jordan. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Aunty Ruth. She was always very lovely and kind to me and her joy for life was contagious. Aunty Ruth was never really one to sit for long, and I am so happy for her that she was brave enough to explore the world on her own and was always up for an adventure. Our sincere condolences to your family. Love Bryanne, Rob, Chloe and Bryce

Cousin Norma, Jaime and Jordan, Sending condolences and hugs to you all. I am sorry for your loss of a great Thomson lady. Love, Suzanne

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