Ruby passed away peacefully at Joseph Creek Care Village at the age of 96.
She was born at Southey, SK and moved to Cranbrook with her parents Fred and Dorothy Hyde at age 8. She married Alfred Bakken in 1942 and they resided in Cranbrook until 1969. They then moved to Vancouver until 2001, before returning to Cranbrook. After the passing of Alf in 2004, she moved to Joseph Creek Village.
She was a kind and loving spirit and her light shone on all those who knew her. She is remembered for her love of dance and joy of baking. To this day her grandchildren & great grandchildren remember her Christmas cookies.
Ruby is survived by her daughter Betty-Ann Newhouse (Ken), grandson Steve Newhouse (Lynne), granddaughters Rene Gillespie (Matt), Kim Lees, Randa Stone (KC). Ruby’s son Barry Bakken (Laura), grandsons Adam and Aaron Bakken, and granddaughter Lindsay Lantela (Jukka). She also leaves behind 12 great grandchildren, her sister Vera Knight, Audrey Rodgers (Buck), sister-in-law Runa and brother-in-laws Al Bakken and Jim Bakken (Ann).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family gratefully acknowledges the caregivers at Joseph Creek Care Village for Ruby’s excellent care the last 8 months and staff at Joseph Creek Village the past 11 years. Thanks also to Dr. Andi and Karen Grant.
June 23, 1920 – January 5, 2017