February 15, 1927 – April 14, 2020
Born in Chinook Cove, February 15, 1927. Passed away April 14, 2020 in Mission, BC.
Ruth was the oldest daughter of Ernst and Agda Schmidt. She had 6 brothers and sisters: Agda, Ernest, Allen, Melvin, Theodore and Joanne. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Agda and brothers Ernest and Allen.
Ruth had seven children: Dennis, John, Daniel, Esther, Russell, Larry and Eric.
Ruth married Jim Reist in 1948. They settled in Clearwater, BC. In 1956 they took over the family farm which is now the Chinook Cove Golf Course. In the early 1970s they moved to a larger dairy farm in New Sarepta AB. Sometime later they moved to Matsqui BC to run a pig farm. About 1990 they retired in Mission. In 2014 Ruth and Jim moved to The Residence at Mission Hospital. Jim passed away in 2016.
Ruth is survived by her children and their spouses and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends from wherever she lived.
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