Ruth Campbell-Flett of Gilbert Plains, MB passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age of 57 years.
Due to the pandemic, services will be limited to gatherings under 10 people.
Wake and prayer services will be held on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 beginning at 4:00 pm at the Duck Bay Community Hall, Duck Bay, MB
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 11:00 am from St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church, Duck Bay, MB.
Fr. Nepolian Suvakin will officiate with the service concluding at the church and cremation to follow.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Ruth Campbell Flett. Ruth passed away on the evening of March 28th, 2020 at the age of 57 years old.
Ruth was born April 21st, 1962 in Winnipegosis, MB to her proud parents Jonas Campbell and Rita Campbell (Delaronde). She grew up in Duck Bay MB till the age of 5 years old when they moved north to the City of Thompson Mb with her 2 older brothers Martin and Ron and 2 younger sisters Joanne and Barb. Ruth attended Burntwood Elementary and then went off to high school at the R.D Parker Collegiate in Thompson where she met many of her friends whom she still kept in touch with till the day of her passing. Speaking of friends, anyone who has had the privilege of crossing paths with Ruth knows she lit up the room and found it very easy to find common ground to build a relationship filled with laughter and tears as she was very outspoken and wild just as much as she was a soft caring soul with a warm heart.
On March 17th, 1979, she and her then partner Jimmy Flett welcomed to the world their first born, Curtis James Patrick, then on March 5th, 1984 the couple welcomed their butterball baby girl, Myrna Jean Crystal. Ruth raised her family in Thompson, MB where she worked at the Ma-Maw-We-Tak Friendship Centre then later as her infamous MTS operator position where she felt right at home having the gift of verbal communication. Ruth later moved back to her parents community of Duck Bay where she drove cab for her beloved friends Ron and Val Guiboche’s Y-Taxi. Ruthie then found her way to Dauphin Mb and landed a job working with children at Michif Child and Family Services, where she worked alongside one of her very close long time friends Cindy Mckay and also made lots of great fun memories filled with laughter, teasing and cussing with fellow coworkers whom are all gonna miss her straight forward ways very much.
Ruth spent many priceless moments with her mother in their final years together going on outings for rides, visits and sharing stories about what the family has been up to. Koko Ruthie absolutely loved being around her grandchildren who brought her big smiles and pride. Koko looked forward to meeting her first great grand baby who is on the way with eldest grandson Drayden and partner Dixie. She loved having company over because that gave her the reason to fill everyone’s tummy with great food like soup and bannock followed by some delicious lemon pie.
In 2017 Ruth met and developed the loving relationship she has always dreamt of alongside her sweet loving hunny Keith Sanderson. She and Keith enjoyed travelling to Duck Bay/Pine Creek to visit family, friends, and spend time at sister Barb and Clayton’s by the lake and attending sweat lodge ceremonies. Ruth and Keith also cherished their time together at their cozy home in Gilbert Plains where Ruth would tell Keith to “pull out your guitar hunny, let’s sing some songs” after enjoying a fancy dinner that Keith would prepare for the two of them. Now we can't forget one of Ruth’s major passions in life she loved doing during her downtime, and that being Koko the gambler gal. She looked forward to playing cards into the wee hours of the morning, playing bingo with her girl surrounded by family and friends, or relaxing for an evening of slots with her hunny Keith.
Ruth is survived by her two beloved children Curtis (Rainbow) of Dauphin and Myrna (Georgie) of Pine Creek; her loving baby sister Barbara (Clayton) of Duck Bay and all her beautiful grandchildren Drayden (Dixie), Jaida, Brayden, Phoenix and Cobain. Ruth is predeceased by her father Jonas, her mother Rita, brothers Martin and Ron, and sister Joanne.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Dauphin Friendship Centre- Hot Lunch Program, 210-1st Ave N.E Dauphin Mb R7N1A7
The family invites everyone whose lives have been touched by Ruth for a celebration of her life this summer in Duck Bay with a date to be announced.
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