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Anne Ruppenthal

December 31, 1930 - February 2, 2017


Beloved Wife, Mother, Nana, Great-Nana, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2017 at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith, BC, with family by her side.

Anne was born in Winnipeg, MB and was the youngest of four children born to Phillip and Mary Rawluk.  Anne married John Ruppenthal on September 13, 1952 in Winnipeg where they raised four children.  In 1974, they pulled up stakes and moved to Duncan, BC where they owned and operated Electra Refrigeration & Appliance until their retirement.  Since then they have devoted their lives to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Anne always strived to reach new goals, to be progressive and cared deeply for everyone she met.  She always had a quick sense of humour and made light of any situation.  Despite her failing health in recent months, she was determined to reach out and support the family she loved so much.

Anne was predeceased by her parents and two older brothers, Paul and Mike and by her son-in-law, Paul Bolo.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, John, whom she cherished for 64 years; her sons, Rick (Sheila) & Rob (Leslie), her daughters Jann (Ben) & JoAnne (Tom), and by her Aunt Jean and brother, Bill.

She will be sadly missed by her special grandchildren, Bryan, Holly (Kevin), Adina (Randall), Cassandra (Frank), Angela (Dan), Aidan and Joey and her great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Kayden, Kori, Kayla, Brendan, Levae, Bradleigh and Jasmine. Also by her Brother In-laws and Sister In-law, many nieces and nephews and their families. Missing her deeply will be her honorary daughter Sandy, her children and her lifelong friends Anne and Roy.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ismail and all the care staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Lodge on 4th for the compassionate care they provided during Anne’s final months.

At the request of Anne, there will be no service, however the family will hold a Celebration of Life social at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC in Anne’s memory.

Remaining positive until the end, Anne was an example to all of us.  Her famous line to her family was “now go out and spread your sunshine”.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lesley Warga
Relation: "GodDaughter"

So many lovely memories of “Auntie Anne” over the years (from Winnipeg, West Hawk Lake, and Duncan) – she was always smiling and laughing.

From: Karen takacs
Relation: My good friends' mother

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. Emily Dickinson. So sorry for your loss.

From: Diane Rupert
Relation: Auntie

Sadly Missed Forever In Our Hearts ♡ Auntie Anne I will never forget your smile your unique laugh and your eager to please to family ar last minute arrival she would gather the gang together as family was very special and she made each visit a special one. I thank you for our doecial tines together and i will cherish them firever.. Rest in peace my Aunt you arecan Angel now.. i know you wull never leave us.. Love and Hugs to Uncle John cousins.. Rick..Rob..Joanne and Janice and their families.. YOUR FAMILY LOVES YOU IN WINNIPEG.. love always Auntie Anne ❤ thank you, love your niece Diane with a special hug with love from brother in law Jack and the Rupert family ❤

From: Ron & Hedy Paslawski
Relation: Nephew

So very sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers

From: Owen & Kathy Cobb
Relation: Friends

Our Condolence to John and family, so sorry for your loss.

From: Brenda Pifko
Relation: Friend

Jann, so sorry for your loss of someone so dear. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

From: Monica and Rick
Relation: Anne was my aunt.

Uncle John and family, we are sending love and prayers.

From: Debbie Rawluk Embry and Bill Rawluk
Relation: My aunt & godmother ~My dads sister

Our heart felt condolences to the whole family of this beautiful soul. I was lucky enough to see her and share a meal together in Victoria along with Uncle John, Rick and Shelia a few years back. Social media got us reconnected after so many years apart and for that I am forever grateful. ♡ ♡ RIP

From: Brookelynne Ruppenthal
Relation: Great Granddaughter

We miss u lots NaNa I will never forget u I think of u everyday your in my heart. Grandpa misses u lots and always will. I hope u are having a great life up there. Angela will be having her baby soon or has already hade it. And we all LOVE AND MISS U LOTS. R.I.P

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