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Dr. Delma Ruth (nee Welch) late of Victoria, BC passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 81 at Douglas Care Community in Victoria, BC. She is survived by her husband, Dr. John Lennox; daughter, Annette Hubbard, sons, Philip Lennox, and David Lennox; granddaughters, Kelsey Lennox, Sarah Lennox, Carissa Hubbard and Hannah Lennox; brother, Anthony Welch; as well as extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Frances Welch, and her brother John Welch. Beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Ruth Lennox was also a physician, medical instructor, and church leader. She graduated from Durham medical school in 1957; one of only a handful women in her class. On July 14, 1958 she married John Albert Lennox, and together they served for nearly a decade in Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, and later in India and Nepal. John and Ruth were the first physicians in Chetwynd, BC, and helped to develop the first hospital there. Ruth was also the first female doctor in Abbotsford, BC, and delivered hundreds of babies in her primary care practice. Among her many contributions to the Seventh-day Adventist church are her service as head elder of the Abbotsford congregation and her work as Women's Ministries Coordinator for the British Columbia conference. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, with interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of British Columbia. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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