KRISTENSEN (nee Henkel), Ruth

Ruth Kristensen

After a long and full life, Mrs. Ruth Kristensen passed away at her home on March 29, 2019. Born in Poland, Ruth came to Canada at the age of three with her parents, where they settled in Trochu, AB. In adulthood, Ruth moved to Calgary to work, where she met her husband Gunnar (Kris) Kristensen. Together they retired in 1989 to Kelowna, BC where they enjoyed life to the fullest. Her enthusiasm and energy were pervasive in all she did. She most enjoyed the time spent with family and friends singing, painting, working in her garden or playing a simple game of bingo. She was predeceased by her parents, Lydia and Ludwig Henkel, her husband, Gunnar (Kris) Kristensen, her brother Edward, and his wife, Phillppina. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Douglas, Tina, and granddaughter Rebecca, brothers Charles (Edna), and Erwin (Donna) and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC with reception to follow. In lieu of flower donations may be made to KGH Foundation, Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting