Hasenbohler, Ruth Martha
May 30, 1925 June 16, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ruth at the age of 92. Ruth was born and raised in Stein am Rhine, Switzerland. While working in the Jersey Islands, Ruth met her future husband Andy and the two decided to immigrate to Canada together. Arriving in Halifax in 1951, they continued directly on to Ontario where they were married shortly thereafter. Their first two children, Audrey & Heidy, were born in Ontario. A few years later they headed west to Calgary where Jill (Susy) was born. After a short time in the “city” they decided to become farmers and purchased a farm in Delacour. Here they had their fourth child Kent and remained farming until retirement. In 2001 they surprisingly moved off the farm to Chestermere. Here they greatly enjoyed the Whitecapper Community and many great neighbours and friends.
After the birth of her grandchildren, Ruth became a Grossi (Grandmother). “Grossi” became her name and embodied her identity as a strong, active and altruistic grandmother to all those that knew her and loved her.
Grossi was predeceased by Andy (Grossvati) in 2006. She is lovingly remembered by her children Audrey Wathall, Heidy Baisi, Jill Christiansen, Kent (Lisa) Hasenbohler; grandchildren Julie Baisi, Steven Wathall, Michael Baisi, Mischa Christiansen (Steve Mercer), Kiana Hasenbohler, Shaylene Hasenbohler; great granddaughters Dahlia Wathall, Aryana Wathall and Isabella Baisi.
A memorial service will be held at Pierson’s Funeral Home (4121 17 Ave SE Calgary) at 2:00 pm Thursday June 29th, 2017
Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel
4121 – 17 Avenue SE