COLE, Ruth

1927 – 2017

Ruth Marie Cole of Red Deer, passed away at the Innisfail Hospital on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Ruth was born in Lacombe and lived her life in the Central Alberta area. She met George Cole and on Valentine’s Day in 1946 they were married, remaining together for 68 years. Ruth and George farmed up to 1956 when they moved into Red Deer, where they remained up to their passing. Ruth had a sincere love for family and friends, always enjoying a good visit. She was definitely a people person. Ruth enjoyed dancing, listening to music and her flower garden. Ruth was a member of the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta, Lodge # 77 for over 60 years. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Sharon (Jim) Hollman; three grandchildren Terry (Lisa) and their children Eryn and Mason, Kent (Marcia) and their children Kaitlyn and Hunter and Scott (Tara) and their children Jenna, Nolan and Sydney. Also to cherish Ruth’s memory is her brother Bud (Donna) Merrill of Morningside, sister-in-law Ruth Nicholson of Wetaskiwin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband George; daughter Darlene; sister Lois Vogel and brother-in-law Frank Vogel. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 – Ross Street, Red Deer AB on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Gaetz Memorial United Church (Memorial Fund), 4758 – Ross Street, Red Deer AB T4N 1X2 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences to Ruth’s family may be emailed to


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