Ruth Dakin June 10, 1914 - November 12, 2012 Ruth died peacefully at Blenheim Lodge in Vancouver, on November 12, 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl, Bonnie, Colleen, grandchildren Cameron, Matthew, Tage and Sofie, sons-in-law, Rob Lyall, Michael Novak and Michael Kendall, sister Helen Holditch, brother Harold Northcott and many loved family members and loyal friends.
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Ruth was one of six children born to Charles and Clara Northcott on the family farm near Vulcan, Alberta. In 1940 Ruth graduated from the nursing program at St. Eugene Hospital in Cranbrook and worked in Rossland and Edmonton. In 1942 Ruth joined Canadian Pacific Airlines as a stewardess where she met Larry Dakin. Following a brief courtship they married in December 1943 beginning a loving marriage that lasted 50 years until Larry's death in 1994.
Ruth was passionate in her commitment to family and friends, living a full and active life, appreciating and celebrating life every day. Her authentic spirit, energy, positive attitude and warmth will be fondly missed by all who knew her. The many lives of those she loved and touched are much richer for knowing Ruth Dakin.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Bruce Noble, Grace Chiu, the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice and Blenheim Lodge for their professionalism, compassionate care and support for Ruth and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Shaughnessy Heights United Church on Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to a charity of choice in memory of Ruth Dakin.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 24, 2012