Ruth Louise Baumann (nee Cleveland)

December 1, 1951 – May 17, 2019
Ruth Baumann of Duncan, wife of Gordon Baumann, passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 17, 2019 at the age of 67 years.
Ruth will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by her husband Gordon; children: Laura (Barry) DeWitt, Lani Krantz (Nelson Aravena), James Baumann (Dianna Stenberg), Katie (Laurie) Leavett-Brown; seven grandchildren; brother Bill Cleveland, sister Marti Innes as well as numerous relatives in Canada and the USA.
Ruth was born in Rahway, New Jersey. She studied at the Westminster Choir College in NJ, University of Calgary, Banff Centre and the University of Oregon. She enjoyed playing her clarinet and singing for many groups and choirs. Ruth battled with cancer for the past year and a half.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Masuda, Josh Crawford and staff at Genoa Laser who treated her with dignity and helped extend and increase her quality of life.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1- 5 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Cow Cafe, 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC. Condolences may be offered online at

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