Ruth Ellen Seburn (nee Gray)
Ruth Seburn of Qualicum Beach passed peacefully away at her home on Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Leonard Seburn for 57 years.
Ruth was born in St. Catharines, Ontario and was the first daughter to Jack and Ruth Gray. She leaves a loving family including Len, her husband and friend; daughter, Debra Merchant (Richard) of Burnaby; sons Kevin (Sondra) of Holden, Maine and Richard (Ann) of Qualicum Beach. Her grandchildren, Kimberly, Neil, Nathaniel and Eliana each carry forward memories of the love heaped upon them whenever possible. She will be missed dearly by her sisters, Carole Harnden (Arthur) of Qualicum Beach and Sharon Steele (Bill) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Ruth’s nieces and nephews were precious to her also.
In addition to her constant dedication to her family, Ruth was an energetic contributor to her community in Fenwick, Ontario where she raised her family and Qualicum Beach where she started Purrfect Touch Florist. She had countless friendships that she kept throughout her life and all will miss her cheerful voice and caring support. Her interests and volunteer activities were many and included Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, Parksville Quilt House Quilters’ Guild, Milner Gardens, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach Garden Club, and travel.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:30pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Qualicum Beach. Flowers are welcome.