Ruth Joan Dynes

Ruth Joan Dynes

Ruth Joan Dynes lived in Salmon Arm, British Columbia for 40 years. Ruth passed away in Calgary, Alberta with family nearby. She was born in St. Boniface and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ruth married Bill Dynes at the age of 18 yrs old and they lived in Whitecourt, AB prior to moving to Kamloops. Ruth and her family settled in Kelowna for 7 years before moving to her home in Salmon Arm, B.C. Ruth loved living in Salmon Arm and she wished to retire and live out her final years there. Mom’s last residence was Piccadilly Terrace, where she met the most respectful staff, “dinner mates,” and her bingo/cribbage friends.

Ruth worked and valued her many years with the District of Salmon Arm office. After retiring, she volunteered faithfully for the Red Cross and the Shuswap Hospital. Her interests were many over the years and included gardening, bowling, playing the piano, and singing. At one time, she was a proud member of The Shuswap singers. Ruth was also often seen volunteering at local events such as concerts, fall fair, and art shows.

Ruth is survived by her three children Bill Dynes of Calgary, Terry-Lynn Lovison of Oregon, and Barb Leteta of Calgary. Her grandchildren Jamie and Sean (always in our hearts), and her brother Jim McLachlan. Her special friends; Jean (Jeanie), Ian, and Mary Nel.

Ruth was predeceased by her grandson, Sean Erik Leteta; her brother, Robert (Bob) McLachlan; her mother, Eva McLachlan and her husband William Dynes.

There will be a private event booked at a venue in Salmon Arm to remember Ruth in the spring of 2018. Please send condolences and interest in attending Ruth’s memory event to Barb Leteta at

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the local chapter of The Red Cross.

According to Ruth’s wishes her ashes will lay to rest on Mount. Ida (Salmon Arm, B.C.) by her family.

“A single rose can be a garden.”

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