Ruby Gay (Poitras) Olson (Nee) Minion
Aka - The Avon Lady
January 21, 1935 to May 6th, 2021
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mother Ruby on May 6th, 2021 at her beloved home in Charlie Lake, BC. She passed away with her children at her bedside. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Elmer Olson (1986), and all seven of her siblings. She is survived by her loving children Alan, Shelley (Kevin), Audrey (Earl) and Darryl, as well as Grandchildren Amanda, Madisyn, Anna, Krista, Matthew, Vanessa, Jeremy and Great Grandchildren Emma, Ian and Rachel; “Adopted” son Bill (Marilyn) and their children Dani, Elise and Stephanie, nieces & nephews and many special friends. Mother’s unconditional love and acceptance has been an inspiration in our lives. She was courageous and wise, cheerful and kind hearted, precious in our hearts forever.
Her strong, determined (aka stubborn) nature carried her through the last few months of her illness, permitting her family to enjoy precious time with her to the end. Thanks to the Home care staff in Fort St. John. Special thanks to Dr. Coatta, Dr. Wright and Nurse Sarah Smith for the exemplary care provided to our Mom.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross or charity of choice would be appreciated.
A celebration of life is not planned at the this time due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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