Thursday, June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Ruby Louise WEBSTER (nee Adshead)

Ruby Louise Webster

(née Adshead)

Oct. 13,1931- Sept. 26,2014

Ruby passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was pre-deceased by her parents Louisa and Henry Adshead and her sister Bernice Underwood.

Ruby was born in Nakusp B.C. and grew up in Needles. She worked in Vancouver and Terrace where she met and married Gardy (Gerard) Webster. Their five children were born during their sixteen years in Terrace.

Ruby and Gardy fell in love with the island during a visit in 1967. They purchased a farm and moved their family to Saltspring later that year. They made Saltspring their home for 47 of their almost 63 years together.  Ruby readily embraced farm life. She canned, froze, pickled and preserved the bounty from her large garden and she even churned butter. Ruby was soon joined on the island by her parents, sister, brother and their families. She joined the bowling league and became a golf club member. Ruby loved the island and the wonderful friendships she made here.

Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Gardy, daughters Carolyn (Ray), Debbie (Bob), Pam (Allan), Cindy (Bob), son Scot (Elaine), 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She also leaves her brother Ken (Sherrill) Adshead and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Crichton, the ambulance attendants and the nursing staff at Lady Minto Hospital for their thoughtful, gentle care of mom.

There will be no service by request.

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