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Ruth Myhre

July 15, 1924 - February 20, 2022


Sadly the Myhre family has lost our matriarch, Ruth Agnes Myhre (nee Godfrey), who passed away peacefully at age 97.  She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Harold, in 2009, and 5 brothers:  Robert, John, Jim, Gordon and Thomas (Tam) and 4 sisters:  Ellen, Mary, Margaret and Joyce.  She leaves behind her large, loving family:  Jim (Jan), their 7 children and 13 grandchildren; Janet and her 2 children; Debbie (Ken), their 3 children and 2 grandchildren; Les (Denise) and their 2 children and 4 grandchildren; and Larry (Jan), their 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  Ruth is also survived by her beloved sister Christine, as well as numerous Godfrey and Myhre nieces and nephews.  Ruth was dedicated to her family, always loving and supporting each and every one.  In recent years, it has been the great grandchildren’s visits that brought the greatest smiles and joys for Ruth.

Ruth was an extremely hard-working farm girl throughout her life.  She grew up on the Godfrey family farm, delivering milk door-to-door in Victoria before going to school in the morning.  She married Harold in 1950 and moved to Rose Valley, Saskatchewan.  In 1954, they moved to their dairy farm in Cowichan Station.  Ruth worked alongside Harold on the farm, milking cows, mending fences and feeding calves, while always finding the time for her children’s school, 4-H and sports activities.  She never stopped working even after Jim took over the farm, but they did take time to travel to parts of Europe including Scotland (Mom’s family) and Norway (Dad’s family), New Zealand, Australia, and the USA.  They put many miles on their camper van exploring Western Canada and visiting with friends and family.  Ruth was a quiet but determined individual, never wanting to be in the limelight but always willing to help out where needed, such as the Cobble Hill Fair and Cowichan Historical Society.  She adhered to her strong faith, and was quick to encourage and generous with praise.  Ruth loved playing cards and taking drives on quiet roads to see where they may lead.

Ruth moved to assisted living in 2013, where she enjoyed playing bingo and window shopping in downtown Duncan.  In February 2017, she moved to Oyster Harbour Seniors Community in Ladysmith.  Ruth resided there until her passing.

The family thanks Dr. Kilvert and the staff at Oyster Harbour for their warmth in caring for Ruth.  There will be a private family gathering at a later time.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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

From: Meg Brotnov
Relation: Neice

Rest In Peace dear aunt Ruth. I have many fond memories of your laughter and warmth at family gatherings. Your spirit lives on in your children and grandchildren.

From: Cary Ann Ellis
Relation: Friend

My sincere condolences to all Ruths family. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed.

From: Elspeth and Bryan
Relation: Aunt to Bryan

Ruth was such a lovely, gentle soul who always wore a smile. She was a steadfast companion to Harold and likely his rock and anchor. Both loved their family sharing pictures of them and showing immense pride in their achievements. They were always a joy at Myhre family gatherings and often the life of the party. Sad that Ruth’s passing marks the end of that era.

From: Joanne Westby
Relation: Aunt to Gary

Much sympathy in the loss of your mother. Her memory will live on with all of you, your children, and grandchildren. We are sure you have many cherished memories of her love and devotion throughout her many years. Ruth was one of the kindest, dearest people we have met in our lives and we feel blessed to have known her.
Gary and Joanne Westby

From: Steve Lawrance
Relation: Janet’s ex brother in law.

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. My earliest recollection of knowing her was as their paperboy for the times colonist. During some very cold winter evenings and on collection days, she would invite me in to warm up and give me a little snack. A very kind woman.

From: Michael Godfrey
Relation: Nephew

I’m wanting to send my deepest of condolences for your loss although it may have been awhile since I have seen Ruth my thoughts were often memories of Ruth’s kindness and understanding.
I wish the family all the best during this sad time.

From: Barbara MacDonald
Relation: Family friend

Sending condolences from Yvonne macdonald’s family. Our parents were friends for many years.

From: Avis Dalsin Janz
Relation: My Mother was a family friend

My condolences to the Myhre family. My mother Agnes Lorimer Dalsin was from Rose Valley and a long time friend of the Myhre family. May your memories console you at this time of loss.

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