Victoria RUTTAN

RUTTAN; Victoria V.

November 18, 1920 ~ December 27, 2015

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Vicki Ruttan in Kamloops, BC. She is predeceased by her husband Claude Ruttan, parents James and Annie Stokes, sisters Muriel, Lillian, Alma, Mable, Ida, Christina, Mildred and brothers Alex, Art and Jimmy. Victoria is survived by her daughter Merilyn (Ed) Britten, son Gary Ruttan, sisters Doreen Smythe and Evelyn (Bob) Anderson, brother Tommy (Joyce Stokes). Also she will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Susan, Vincent, Tiffany and great grandchild Kay-Ellen and nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends. Vicki was born in Goodwater, Saskatchewan, raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Mission, BC with her parents and some siblings. She met and married Claude Ruttan and raised their two children in Mission, BC. Vicki worked for Aylmers Cannery, E.I. Buckerfields and the Co-op during her working years. She and Claude spent many happy times at the cabin they built in the Caribou. They also traveled to California several times making new friends. Eventually they moved to Nanaimo where Claude passed away. Vicki was in a complete loss without him beside her where she cherished the cuddles that they shared in the hospital bed to their last kiss. After that she took as many walks she could to find a path where life may take her, the memories that will always be remembered and tears of heart break. With help from friends and family, she ventured out took up roller blading at the age of 77. She learnt the hard way, she fell and realized that this was not for her. Her next adventure was learning how to kayak. Vicki enjoyed this very much as her travels took her to the harbor and back. Vicki and her niece traveled to Hong Kong as she wanted to see where her sister-in-law was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. She also went on a river rafting trip down the Fraser River. Vicki learnt that with family and friends around she was never alone and that Claude was still beside her through every adventure she had taken. May we all learn from a strong lady like Vicki. We, Vicki’s family would like to thank Pine Grove Care Home and there staff for the wonderful care she received. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service Kamloops, (250) 554-2429.

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