Ruth Demery

Ruth Florence Demery (Herchak)

August 8th, 1930 - July 12th, 2019
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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Baba, Ruth Demery, on July 12, 2019 at the age of 88. Ruth was predeceased by Russell, her husband of 59 years, in 2014.

She will be greatly missed by her children; Lyle (Michelle) of Ottawa, Cheryl Sherrer of Swan River, Shelley Demery and Michele (Gerry) Chartrand of Winnipeg, as well as Gordon Lawson and family of Saskatoon. Also missing their beloved Baba are grandchildren Brendan, Nicholas (Victoria), Tyler, Justin, Liam, and Audrey, and special family friend Robin (Jason) Rankin, Elainna, and Caitlin. Ruth is also survived by Shirley (Albert) Wyborn, her sister, and Wilmer Demery, her brother-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Ruth was born on August 8, 1930 and grew up on the family farm near Olha, Manitoba. She left home in her teens to work in Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan and then in Victoria, BC before moving to Winnipeg where she met Russell in the spring of 1954. They were married on December 29, 1954 and lived in Winnipeg all their lives. Ruth had a love of travel and summers were spent on family car trips across Canada and the U.S. Her life was devoted to raising her family, although she also held various jobs in Winnipeg before retiring in 1993. After retirement, Ruth adored seeing and doting on her grandchildren, and loved staying in touch with extended family. She also became involved with the Main Street Seniors Centre and then Bleak House, where she continued to play a role until her passing.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, with viewing at 9:30 a.m.

The family kindly declines flowers and instead asks that a donation be made to a charity of your choice.
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:00am
    Cropo Funeral Chapel
    1422 Main Street
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    Rev. Patricia Baker


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