After yet another courageous battle with cancer it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ruth Dieanna Schroeder (nee Harder) of Altona, MB formerly of Souris, MB at the Altona Hospital on December 20th, 2017.
Ruth is survived by her children, Darren (Nichole), and Teri (Richie) as well as by 5 grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by three sisters and two brothers; three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Erwin and her parents, Pete and Anna Harder.
Ruth was born on September 6, 1957 in Manitou MB and grew up in Haskett, Elm Creek, Altona and Gretna. She enjoyed taking care of others and spent most of her life doing this, whether it was her younger brothers and sisters or working with children as an Educational Assistant. Her family was always her most important job. She enjoyed taking care of them: cooking, baking, sewing and watching them in their school activities and after school sports. There was rarely an activity or game played without mom and dad in the stands cheering them on! Ruth and Erwin made many lasting friendships through these years.
Ruth was a quiet person who enjoyed quiet times with her family and friends and helping others. She preferred to be in the background doing what needed to be done. She enjoyed sharing whatever she had with others. She enjoyed gardening and sharing her produce and canned goods with others. Ruth enjoyed the art of quilt making and giving them as gifts.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Altona United Church. A private family interment will take place prior to the service at the Blumenort Cemetery.
In memory of Ruth donations may be made to the Altona & District Palliative Care, or to the G.G. and Tina Schroeder Scholarship Fund at Mennonite Collegiate Institute.