Ruth Elizabeth Piccini

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many.

Ruth was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her three sons Lorne Wuori (Heather) of Nelson, Neil Wuori of Nelson, and Greg Hebig (Arlene) of Chilliwack and her daughter Holly Magoon (Dwayne) of Golden. Grandchildren Laura Hale (Andrew) of Langley, Christian Bentley of Vernon, Megan Bentley of Golden, Cole and Corrie Hebig of Chilliwack, and great-grandson Wyatt Keller of Golden. Brothers John Miller of Red Deer and Ray Miller of Quesnel.

She was predeceased by her husband Roland Wuori (1957), her husband Pic Piccini (2003), her brothers Jim Miller and Fred Miller, and her sisters Mary LaBounty, Bessie Bainbridge, and Dot MacDonald.

Ruth worked many jobs from a very young age until her retirement at 67. She was also a devoted volunteer. Ruth enjoyed skiing, tennis, bowling, curling, reading, painting, gardening, and being with friends and family, and especially her golf and bowling buddies.

She maintained many long-term warm and close friendships. She was our hero, mentor, confidante and friend, as the matriarch of our loving family.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Penticton Hospital, the staff at Andy Moog Hospice House, and special thanks to Dr. Lawrie.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory are gratefully accepted for the Penticton Hospital for cancer diagnostic equipment.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Oliver, BC, location and time to be determined.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

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