Ruby Wilson passed away quietly at CR General Hospital during the morning of August 15, 2009. Ruby as predeceased by her father James Hovell, mother Lavina Louise Hovell, her sister Frances Roberts (William) and husband Albert, twin unnamed boys at birth, granddaughter Ruth Henkel (Garry), son-in-laws Gordon Langdon-Davies (Mary), H. Allen Thompson (Karen), James Cliffe (Linda).
Survived by children Alberta Billy (Daniel), Karen Thompson, Mary Wolfram (Gerry), Keith Wilson (Geraldine, Linda Margaret Wilson, Albert Wilson Jr. (Audrey).
Ruby is also survived by 17 Grandchildren, 41 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces and a host of loving friends.
Ruby’s everyday first nation’s name was Waxido, which means “Special Gift” and was given to her grandfather Homiskinis. She spent many years as a fisherwoman and cooked on the various seines her husband, sons and son-in-law (Dan) skippered. She was also the first Curator of the Kwagiuth Museum at Cape Mudge.
Ruby belonged to many organizations such as the United Church Women’s Auxiliary, Cape Mudge Community Club, and was an Avid Toronto Maple Leaf Fan. She was also and ardent fan of the Cape Mudge Tyee’s Soccer team and always donated to their fund raising efforts.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of 3 North and 2 South for the wonderful care given to Ruby during her time there and a special thank you to Doctor Kerry Baerg for his comfort and care for a special lady.
A memorial service will be conducted at Cape Mudge on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 1:00pm.
A viewing at the Quadra Island United Church will from 11:00am-12:00pm for family and friends if they wish.
Arrangements by Sutton’s Funeral Home of Campbell River.