1942 – 2016
Our very dearest and very much loved Ruby slipped peacefully away in the arms of her husband Peter on the first day of March, 2016 after a long and arduous fight with Cancer. She leaves behind daughters Jacqueline and Jennifer and son James as well as six grandchildren. She will be remembered for her participation in the Arrow Lakes Choir and her story-telling workshops at the Nakusp schools and also for her directorship of the very successful Nakusp Pioneer Pageant at the Bonnington Arts theatre.
Ruby lived most of her teenage years in the picturesque village of Weobley in rural Herefordshire, England and was the second eldest daughter of Elizabeth and Joseph Stocker. She leaves behind in England her sisters Doreen, Margaret, Gillian, Linda and her brothers Tommy, Edgar, Douglas and Roy. There is also her much loved 94 year old Auntie Dill.
She travelled extensively in Canada with her husband and family and eventually made the village of Nakusp in British Columbia her home. She took particular pride in her flower gardens and her magnificent view of mountains, lake and forest. She will be remembered for her many English Style garden tea parties for her friends and neighbours.
Donations in memory of Ruby may be sent to the “Canadian Cancer Society”.
Canadian Cancer Society
Southern Interior Rotary Lodge
2251 Abbott Street
A note can be written on the cheque:
“In Memory of Ruby Holland”.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home.
On-line condolences may be expressed at