Ruby Mushayandebvu

Obituary of Ruby Mushayandebvu

October 31, 1933 - Lomagundi, Zimbabwe

March 2, 2024 - Calgary, Alberta


Ruby Mushayandebvu, beloved wife of John Mushayandebvu, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the age of 90 years.


Ruby has been the matriarch of the family, a tower of strength for us all, and she will be greatly missed. She leaves a void in our lives. Her cooking, her singing, her guidance, and all-embracing love will forever be felt. Ruby was a devout and practising Catholic.


In addition to dedicating her life to raising and educating her own children, Ruby had a significant influence on many others as a teacher, and as a businesswoman. All of us have our mementoes of her fabulous knitting skills and will continue to feel her warmth in the winter months each year. She was also the best chicken stew chef ever.


In the words of her grandchildren, “Gogo always makes you feel like you are her favourite, no matter how many favourites she has”.


Ruby is survived by her children, Edmund, Imma, Martin, Alois, Taonei, and Irene, together with their partners; her seventeen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In the true African sense, she was Amai and Gogo to many, many more. Ruby is also survived by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


We really appreciate the excellent care and compassion that Ruby's Bethany Riverview family provided for her.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Ruby’s family here.


In living memory of Ruby Mushayandebvu, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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