CLARKSON, Ruth Caroline

February 19, 1932 – July 20, 2014

On Sunday July 20, 2014 mom was released from her struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Flowing Well, Saskatchewan to George and Elizabeth Rempel, mom was the oldest of 4 children and is survived by siblings; John (Vernelle) Rempel, Ed (Sue) Rempel, Marie (Mike) Gibbons.

Married in 1950 to Peter Hamm she is survived by their 3 children Doug (Sandra) Hamm, Gloria Dale and Sandra (Robert) Dyck. In 1963 Ruth married Don Clarkson. In 1972 they moved from Abbotsford to Salt Spring Island. These were some of mom’s happiest years. After 45 years of marriage Don went to be with the Lord in October 2008. Ruth is survived by Don’s daughter, Shelley Clarkson but predeceased by Don’s son, Peter Clarkson in 2006. Shortly after Don’s passing, Ruth returned to Abbotsford. Mom always kept her faith in God, in good times and bad. She will be missed by her family including 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. Viewing 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. July 30.

God came, took her by the hand and took her home! Online condolences to the family may be made at

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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