Ruth Trask

Obituary of Ruth Ann Trask

Ruth Ann Trask, born July 28, 1942, passed Aug 28, 2019 after a very brief battle with cancer.

Ruth was born in Saskatchewan in 1942 to Jacob and Anna Bergen; she was the 16th of 18 children. When Ruth was 3 years old, her parents sold their farm in Saskatchewan and moved to Cheslatta, British Columbia. While Ruth was growing up the majority of her time was spent working on the farm, helpng her mother cook, clean, and do laundry, which was always a big job.

Ruth’s first marriage was to Darrell Telkamp in 1961. They had 2 children, Robert was born in June 1963 and in December 1965 Caron was born. They moved to Quesnel in the spring of 1966. They divorced in 1970.

She spent many years working as a custodian for School District #28 in Quesnel. Ruth married Howard Trask in 1991.

After retiring from both their jobs Ruth and Howard purchased Shefield and Sons in Maple Park Mall and operated the retail store for 8 years until they permanently retired and moved to Enderby in May of 2006.

Ruth enjoyed walking, curling, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, keeping everyone very well fed, and building quilts for each new addition to our very large family.

Ruth is survived by her husband Howard, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neices, nephews, siblings and many estended family members and good friends.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who extended kindness and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in  honor of Ruth’s memory can be made to the Okanagan Hospice Society or organization of your choice.

An informal gathering to celebrate Ruth will be held at the Quesnel Legion Hall

on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm.