Ruth (Margaret) Burke

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Ruth (Margaret) Burke October 20, 1942 to November 24, 2013 . It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Burke; mother, nanny, sister, aunt, cousin and great friend. Just after supper on Sunday November 24th she suffered a brain hemorrhage and was taken to Victoria General where she passed away soon after. Her daughter Kelly, grandson Justin and nephew Dave were by her side to see her on her way. Ruth was predeceased by her first husband Larry Allen Wright in 1986. She is greatly mourned and remembered by two daughters Sheri and Kelly; a son Roger; a sister Sharon; two brothers Richard, Jim; grandkids Justin, Miranda, Ian; special ex-husband and friend Ron; many special nephews, nieces, cousins and especially her faithful dog companion Gibson. Ruth loved to help in the community whether it was with the Chemainus Theatre, South Cowichan Community Policing, Speedwatch, or just having fun with YSAG functions. She loved to laugh, she loved to dance like no one was watching and she had a heart filled full of love. Her favorite place to be was in Tofino where she could listen to the roar of the waves and walk along the beach. She was our anchor, our safety line that we could rely on when the water got rough. In our darkest times she was the beacon of light so we didn't crash amongst the rocks. She will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered. There is a new bright shining star gazing down from the heavens, guiding us with her light. Rest in Peace Ruth. We love you to infinity. A Celebration of Life for Ruth will be held on Dec 12th from 1pm – 3pm at the Oceanfront Suites in Cowichan Bay. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the 744 Royal Canadian Air Cadets squadron Sponsor Committee, The Canadian Cancer Society, or the BC Arthritis Society. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013
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