Ruth Reid Obituary, Death – Ruth Keever Reid, age 83, passed away on April 16, 2023, at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville surrounded by her family. Born in Iredell County on May 30th, 1939 to the late Parks L. and Cora Wike Keever, both of whom have since passed away. We regret to inform you that Ruth Reid passed away unexpectedly in her home in Surrey, British Columbia. Her children Christopher Hume (Stacey) and Irene Brown (Kyle), as well as her grandkids Faith, Sarah, and Josiah, will carry on her legacy after she has passed away.
Her father, Wilson Reid, who passed away in 2000, her mother, Margaret, who passed away in 1973, and her step-mother, Irene, who passed away in 2006, as well as her sister, Shelagh Wilson, who passed away in 2005. She is survived by her brother Bob Reid and his wife Theresa in Saskatoon, her brother Bill Reid and his wife Pat in Winnipeg, and her sister Marg Oakes and her husband Mitch in Winnipeg, together with their families.
Ruth spent her childhood in Winnipeg, and although living through -40 degrees Fahrenheit, she has never stopped loving the bright blue skies and white winter days of the prairies. After completing her degree in teaching, she went on to do what she loved most: Christian teaching. She became acquainted with Don Hume, whom she later wed in 1966. After their marriage, the couple relocated to Vancouver, where they raised their family. She assisted Don’s churches in the educational system as well as in Vancouver, Richmond, and Kitimat. She also assisted Don’s churches.
After a combined 20 years of failed attempts, they went their own ways. She stayed in Vancouver till the children graduated high school before heading back to her home town of Winnipeg in 1991 which she loved. She remained there and assisted a great number of people until 2004, when she answered the call of her grandmother and moved back to British Columbia. She cherished the time she had to spend with her grandchildren.
The one-on-one experiences that took place each week included activities such as arts & crafts, creating pancakes, baking, games, and special conversations over a cup of tea that helped build memories that will last a lifetime. The adventures on Skytrain to Science World, Lonsdale Quey, symphonies, airport, or to the pool were done right up to the end. Regular daily walks were normally accompanied by at least one of the children so that they could take in the splendor of the surrounding area, which ranged from the golden foliage of autumn to the pink cherry blossoms of spring.