Ruth Emily Aune
July 28, 1919 to November 13, 2020
With heavy hearts we announce that Ruth Aune has left us on November 13, 2020 and walked into the long-awaiting arms of her husband, Arne, her mother and father and her son Bruce.
She is survived by her daughter Helen (Don)Woods, son John Aune(Diana), son Eric, one sister Joy (Ted)Simonson, sister-in-law Sophie Aune and 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Percival and Emily Rattliffe, husband Arne Aune, son Bruce and many brother and sister-in-laws.
Ruth was born in Elm Creek and lived there until she moved to Sperling to be a telephone operator. She married Arne in 1940 and moved to Warren where they farmed. In 1948 they moved back to Elm Creek. She worked at Skinner’s Red & White Store and Eddy Walmsely grocery store. She also worked at the Boyne Lodge so she could be closer to her mother while she was at the Boyne Lodge.
Mom worked hard, gardening and canning. They were hard times but good times too. She loved to knit, crochet, quilt and read. She taught Sunday school for years and belonged to the Anglican Guild for many years in Elm Creek and Carman.
When Riverview Legion Lodge was built she moved to Carman and lived their for 24 years, which she really enjoyed. Then 8 months in the Carman Hospital and 3 years in the Boyne Lodge.
A life well spent. She earned her Rest in Peace.
Many thanks to the Carman Hospital staff and to the Boyne Lodge staff for your much appreciated care. You are all very special people. To all essential workers, please take care and be safe.
Private family graveside service will be held at a later date.