Ruth Joanne Oppel (van der Est)
May 2, 1932 – Sept 6, 2011
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a beautiful soul, our mother.
Predeceased by her husband Neil Oppel and Grandson
Steven Berry. Mom is survived by us four sisters, Barbara Enger and Darrell, Donna Grudg? eld and Don, Carol Chapman and Ron, Mary Ordano and Steve. Her pride and joy and so much love for her grand-children, Steven Tolnia and Jane, Kevin Berry and Alanna, Tammy Bartlett and Jeff, Derek Enger and Kili, Dayton and Stevie and Kennedy Ordano, great granchildren, Nina and Emilia Tolnia, Brooklyn, Cruz, Nova Bartlett, Rhys Berry. Her dog
Toby and cat Gus brought her many smiles.
Mom left us suddenly. Her passion for her ? owers have
touched so many; Mom’s home was always filled with
family food and love. She was blessed by love and she died
Happy! Her years of gardening and ? owers made her so many friends – she loved you all.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life on September 16 at
St. Peters Anglican Church at 2 pm.
Our River will run a little deeper because God gave us Moma.