Ruby Jordheim fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Lynette (Greg) MacCulloch; her sons, Cameron (Ylonda), Darryl, Bryan (Darlene), and Gary; her grandchildren, Kurt (Valene) Jordheim, Elijah, Aislinn, and Keely MacCulloch; and by her great-grandchildren, Rylan, Olivia, and Erika Jordheim.
Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Sigvald; her parents; and by her sisters and brother.
Ruby Marjorie was born February 14, 1920 at the farm home of John & Marie Bodrug near MacRorie, SK. Tragically, her mother was left to struggle as a single parent to six young children when John died in a railway accident in February 1932. She received her education at Pleasant Ridge private school and MacRorie High School, then spent two years at the Lone Deer Ranch east of Val Marie, SK tutoring the children of Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Shapley, who were taking correspondence courses. The following summer was spent as second cook at the Doc Dixon Ranch on the Frenchman River. After returning to school in Moose Jaw, SK to finish high school, she took a six-week teacher training course which was offered to mitigate the teacher shortage.
Ruby met Sigvald “Sig” Jordheim while teaching at Horse Butte school in the Kyle area. They were married in 1945 and lived and farmed in the White Bear, SK area. It was a busy life, raising five children, accompanying them on various activities, knitting, sewing, baking, gardening, hauling grain in the fall, and all the jobs a farm wife needs to do. Ruby loved to read and always had a stack of library books in the living room that she would read whenever she could find a few moments to herself.
She was active in her community helping with Ladies Aid, school, 4H events, creating skits and songs for wedding showers and anniversaries, and was the president of the White Bear Friends and Neighbors Seniors Club for a time. She was a Sabbath School teacher and pianist at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Swift Current. Once the house was an empty nest, she joined the Kyle Art Club to pursue another passion. In her later years she did some travelling in Canada, USA, and overseas. A favourite greeting of her friends was, “So, you ARE home, are you?”
Ruby suffered from arthritic pain increasingly as she aged and eventually became wheelchair bound. She spent the last four years of her life at the Kyle Health Centre under the excellent care of the wonderful staff for which her family are extremely grateful.
The Private Family Graveside Service for Ruby Jordheim was held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm from Horse Butte Cemetery, Kyle, SK with Cameron Jordheim, Darryl Jordheim, Bryan Jordheim, Gary, Jordheim, Kurt Jordheim, and Elijah MacCulloch serving as Pallbearers. Readings and memories were shared by Ruby’s family.
In memory of Ruby Jordeim, donations made to the Kyle District Health Foundation or the Voice of Prophecy would be appreciated by the family.
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