It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Ruby Anne Commandeur. On Tuesday April 24, 2012, Ruby passed away suddenly of heart failure at her home in North Saanich, B.C.
Ruby spent most of her childhood years growing up in Nelson, B.C., where she attended L.V. Rogers Secondary. Upon leaving high school, Ruby attended both the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria before heading to Toronto to complete her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1989. After graduation, she moved to Victoria B.C. where she began her practice, helping and healing patients for almost 15 years. She was a women who worked tirelessly to create space for kindness, compassion, understanding and empowerment in the lives of her family, friends, clients and community around her. Ruby was predeceased by her younger brother, George Allen Commandeur. Her light of wisdom, courage, strength and beauty will be deeply missed by her husband, Ivan Mishchenko; daughters, Nina and Kira; son, Robert; parents, George and Florida Commandeur; brothers, Victor (Laurilee), Leo (Debbie), Colin (Paula); sister, Jackie (Leonard); nieces and nephews, Sheena, Drew, Samantha, Maddison, MyKayla, Nicole, Cole, Grayson, Chloe, Adam, Ollie, Eirywinn and many close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruby’s memory to BC Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com.