Obituary of Ruth Margaret Klap
November 5, 1932 – Calgary, Alberta
February 16, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Ruth Klap beloved wife of the late John Klap of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Ruth was born in Calgary, Alberta on November 5, 1932. Ruth graduated from Crescent Heights High School and later enrolled in a 10-month nursing course at the School for Nursing Aides. Ruth married John Klap in 1953.
Ruth was a member of the Hawkwood Baptist Church where she thoroughly enjoyed the people and worshipping her Lord and Saviour.
Ruth enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, making greeting cards, reading, writing, music and playing the piano.
Ruth was dedicated to all her family and loved her four boys and their families. She was very happy and excited to see them whenever they visited. It made her feel special and she was very appreciated and loved by all.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Andy (Heather), Steve (Patricia), Jim (Verlie) and Paul (Tammy); her brother John (Helen), sister-in-law Vi; nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband John, parents Margaret and David, brother Donald, granddaughter Georgia and niece Stephanie.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Aides, Nurses, Doctors and Admin Staff at Newport Harbour Care centre for their care and compassion, love and kindness they gave Ruth and family. Ruth really enjoyed her time at Newport, and they used to tell her that “If we didn’t have your mom here, we would all be Ruthless”.
Her faith in her Lord and Saviour kept her strong and now she is with him forever.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will take place at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Klap’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse – Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 Telephone 1 (800) 663-6500 www.samaritanspurse.ca in Ruth’s memory.
In living memory of Ruth Klap, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.
I am gone
I am gone
do not mourn for me
from the pressures of life
I am set free.
Do not let my passing
take away your life, too
my time on earth is over, but
you still have much to do.
Do not be miserable, this I
could not bear, for I am happy here
my peace depends on
your happiness there.
Do not carry hate
or remorse, or regret
be thankful we have each out
and my love, never forget.
My earth life is over
but soon our spirits will blend
forever in eternity
and never come to an end.
Yes I am gone
but close by on another place
I’ll be watching over you
until we’re together again.
Eva Fry, 1993
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