Kauenhofen, Ruth

Funeral service will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday March 14, 2019 at the Morden EMMC. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at Southside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to Katie Cares (Katie's Cottage).

Ruth Kauenhofen (nee Dyck)
1948 - 2019
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Ruth went to her eternal home. She had a stroke on March 2nd, 2019 and went into a coma. She did not wake up from it.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rubin, four sons, Edwin, Matthew, Jonathan and Joseph, one daughter, Michele, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Gary James, her daughter, Jody (Froese) and her parents, Justina Michnik (Dyck, Loeppky) and Henry J. Dyck.
Ruth was born on January 2, 1948 in Winkler to Justina (Loeppky) and Henry J. Dyck. She was the New Year's baby for that year. She grew up in a big and loving family. At the age of 16, she married her sweetheart, Rubin on May 16, 1964. Children soon followed. She worked at the sewing factories in Winkler and Morden as a Floor Persons and sample sewer. She had a home day care and looked after many children through the years. She went back to school and became a Nurse's Aide. She worked at the Morden Hospital and the Boundary Trails Health Centre. She went on disability due to her heart issues and then retired. Mom loved so many things but especially her family. Her love shone through her and would light up any room. She was an awesome listener. She knew her Bible inside and out. We would go to her for spiritual guidance. She loved the Toronto Blue Jays and curling. Mom loved to sing and Back to the Bible. She loved to go camping and the togetherness it brought. She knit and crocheted a lot. She knit hats, booties, and mitts for premature babies in the hospitals. She was loved deeply and will be missed by many.
Funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday March 14, 2019 at the Morden EMM Church with interment at the Southside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Katies Cares (Katie’s Cottage).
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements



#1 Ernie & Betty Dyck 2019-03-11 11:00
Rubin & family & extended family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Ruth was loved by all! She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. She had a kind & gentle spirit. May you feel God's Love & Peace surround you all in the difficult days that lie ahead! Sending lots of hugs, love & prayers! Love you all!
#2 Brenda Fehr 2019-03-11 14:28
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope in this time you can think of all the good memories. Heaven has a new angel
#3 Rish 2019-03-11 15:30
Sorry to hear Ruth's passing. Thoughts & prayers are with you all. Arnold & Rish Law
#4 Tina Wolf 2019-03-11 16:14
Our deepest condolences to Ruben and family so sorry to hear the passing of Ruth May God comfort you as you grieve the loss
#5 Jessie Friesen 2019-03-11 19:38
My condolences to the family
#6 Jackie Knox 2019-03-11 19:51
So sorry for your lost my God bless at this time
#7 Bonnie Gerbrandt 2019-03-11 21:30
Michele and Pete . Thinking of you during this difficult time . Your mom was a great lady and will be deeply missed by her family . Blessings for peace , comfort and precious memories to carry you in this journey of grief . Hugs , Bonnie and Eldon
#8 Tabatha wiebe 2019-03-11 22:12
I'm sorry to hear of Auntie Ruth's passing, My prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you peace. Love Tabatha wiebe.
#9 John&Barb Fehr 2019-03-11 22:45
Our condolences to Ruben and family. Ruth was a great person and a true friend. We had a few go camping weekends when our kids were young. Good memories we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time
#10 Trudy Wiebe 2019-03-12 05:08
Love and prayers for the family. Cousin Ruth was a dear and special lady. So sorry for your loss! ❤
#11 Terry and Eva Groening 2019-03-12 07:41
We are so saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
#12 Pam & Wayne Forster 2019-03-12 09:49
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. May you be comforted by your faith and precious memories during this difficult time.
#13 David and Ruth Wiens 2019-03-12 11:01
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ruben and family.
#14 Bernice Link 2019-03-12 17:43
Rubin and family, So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. May your memories and all the wonderful things she fulfilled in her life keep her close to your hearts. Her family was so important to her, and my children were some of the children she looked after in her daycare. So sorry.
#15 Robert Temmerman 2019-03-12 20:10
I did not know Ruth but went to school with Jody, my condolences.
#16 ERnie & Claire 2019-03-12 20:36
Our deepest sympathies to you Matt,Nicole,Owen,Emma &Demi.
#17 Betty & Robbie Ingvardsen 2019-03-13 13:42
Ruben and family...So, so sorry to hear of the loss your dear Ruth. She was such a special soul and in my opinion the best babysitter ever!! Her heart knew no bounds..always room to love one more. I can only hope that you all can find some joy in all the memories from the years that we all had her in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#18 Sandy Kauenhofen 2019-03-14 12:00
Ruth was a loving mom to me wfor so many years and welcomed me and my daughters into her heart and family. Her loving influence was so appreciated and genuine. I will always cherish my memories of her. Thoughts and prayers to all who will miss her.
#19 carole clarke 2019-03-16 21:22
I am so sorry for you loss Ruben and family. She was like a mother when she looked after my 4 kids and they and I loved her. I only read this this evening or I would have been at the funeral. I have good memories. {Prayers are with you all at this time. My maiden name is Clarke but my married name was Smith in case you do not recognize my name. Let me know how you are doing
#20 Heidi Thiessen Smith 2019-03-16 21:24
I am sorry to hear of Ruth's passing, I have some of the best childhood memories at her place.. watching Sesame Street and eat Io mg her fresh made buns. She a very sweet women who always remembered who I was. RIP Ruth.
#21 Kathy Blatz 2019-03-17 14:48
I am so sorry for your loss! Although I didn't get to know Ruth as well as her younger siblings, she grew up in the same school district as our family. I went to school with Ernie, Herb, Lorraine, Esther (don't remember if Katie & I were in school at same time) but got to know Katie through homecare for my parents. May God comfort and sustain you and give you peace as you go through the grieving process of your sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother's unexpected death.

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