SPURRELL Mrs. Ruth Cecilia Spurrell of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, October 16, 2006 at the age of 73 years. Ruth was born on October 28, 1932 and raised in Montreal, Quebec where she met Doug. The two were married on October 2, 1954. While they resided in Montreal, Ruth worked in the banking industry. In 1975, Ruth and Doug moved to Calgary where Ruth took employment at Woodwards. She worked there until her retirement in the late 80's. In the late 90's, Ruth and Doug moved to Olds and then again to Red Deer to be closer to their family. Ruth will be lovingly remembered as a kind, caring person who loved children and animals; especially all the very special dogs she has had over the years. Ruth will be forever missed by her devoted husband, Douglas Spurrell, her loving son, Gary (Candace) Spurrell, and beloved grandson, Vincent Spurrell all of Red Deer. Ruth will also be lovingly remembered by her sister, Terry Desnarais of Winnipeg, Manitob a as well as by her three brothers; Leslie (Deanna) Tooke of Chateauguay, Quebec, Joe (June) Tooke of Calgary and Paul Tooke of Vancouver, British Columbia. Her memory will also be cherished by many dear nieces and nephews as well as extended family members and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her mother, Gertrude, her father, George and sister, Marion Anderson. A celebration of life to honor Ruth Spurrell will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. with Sister Lynn Rouleau officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Ruth Spurrell may be directed to the Palliative Care Unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, care of the David Thompson Health Region Foundation, P. O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 6R2. In living memory of Ruth Spurrell a tree will be planted in the Parkland Memorial Tree Park. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com

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