Ruby Barber passed away on January 5, 2022 at the age of 99. Ruby was born on May 26, 1922. She was the youngest of Ernest and Florence Wells. Ruby worked and met her future husband, Hector Barber, while at the Grant Hall Hotel of Moose Jaw. She married Hector on April 8, 1942. They were married for 64 years. They built a wonderful life together. She will be remembered for her great love for her family, her love of reading and crafting - she was a beautiful knitter and needlecraft, time at her cabin at the Buffalo Lake, gardening and spending times at the farm. She was a great cook and was known for her apple pie, and her grilled cheese sandwiches. One of her favourite times of the year was in the Spring where she went exploring for the first Crocuses and Pussy Willows. Ruby was a strong woman who loved life and lived her life in goodness, kindness, and grace. Ruby was quiet woman and was always there for us all. She will be so missed by all who knew her and loved her. We have been blessed to have had her in our lives.
Ruby is predeceased by her parents, brother Eric, sister Olive and her husband Hector, who passed in May 2006, as well as numerous in-laws. Ruby is survived by her three children: Vicki (George) Berger, Garry (Joanne) Barber, Ken (Christine) Barber. Grandchildren: Doug Berger, Sherry (Rob) Bickford, Steve (Kathy) Berger, Charity (Darren) Jones, Tanya Gaida, Kelly Barber, Lindsey (Jason) Ross, Karlie (Fred) Neal, Thirteen Great Grandchild: Jorden, Jenna-Lee, Brittney, Vanessa, Alyssa, Adam, Macey, Brady, Kayden, Shea, Eastan, Cody, Chalsdony. Four Great-Great Grandchildren: Aiden, Izabel, Dawson, and Oliver. A private memorial with family will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank all the staff at Pioneer Lodge and Dr Waldner for her care the past 4 1/2 years. In living memory of Ruby, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries).