December 16, 1927 – April 30, 2021
Our lovely mother, Ruby Papke, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021 at 93 years.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a mother all who needed it. She had 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She had a good long life and lived in many places in Canada starting with her birth place in Quebec. She grew up in Saskatchewan, she was the eldest of nine children.
She is survived by her brother Bud (Ruth), Roi, and sister Myrna (Sharon). After she married our father Wes, they moved to the Victoria area (Metchosin/Colwood). She raised us six children, Gregory, Guy (Nyla), Marilyn (Barry), Neil (Michele), Matthew (Theresa), and Leaitta (Chris).
She was a mother to many more children including Myrna’s kids Leah, Dean, Brad and Kelly, also later on in life, Gregory’s son Cory. She moved to Courtenay in ’82, in which she happily resided until her later years. She leaves behind this big family that she loved and was so very proud of.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life and square dance partner, Merv Drummond, her ex-husband Wesley Papke, her sister May, and her brothers Norman, Gerry, Donald, and Johnny and also her nephew Richard, and nieces Kelly and Vicky.
Our mother will be missed by many. She will be remembered for her big hugs and thoughtful gestures of love and acceptance. Her final resting place will be Hatley Memorial Gardens, Victoria BC.
May you sing and dance the night away in heaven and may your dance card be permanently full. Ruby Two Shoes, you were loved and lived a long and well earned life.
May you now rest in peace, dear Mother. Obituary
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