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Ruth Fortune

Ruth Fortune

(June 13, 1927 – May 17, 2021)


   Born in Moose Jaw, Ruth then came out to the West Coast where she met Robert in radio broadcasting.  They had 2 kids, Mark & Elisa, and had a busy, bustling life near Horseshoe Bay.  Besides being a working mother with a publishing firm & organizing runway fashion shows for the Hudson’s Bay Company, she always found time to canvas for the Heart & Stoke Foundation, volunteer with special needs kids at school as well as getting her own children to the Vancouver Rowing club for 5:30am practices.  She gave a lot – selflessly.  She and Robert retired to Hornby Island in 1993.  Ruth soon became an integral part of the “Free Store” @ the Hornby Recycling Depot.  She was a force to be reckoned with.  Sharp as a tack, such integrity & so kind hearted.  She felt embraced by this community which was a real gift when Robert passed.  Ruth was determined to live on Hornby till her last breath – which she managed to execute with finesse. 

 Her infectious laugh and lovely smile will be missed.  She is survived by Mark, Abby, Megan & William, as well as Elisa, Roy, Jasper & Geordie.


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