Ruth Cecelia Andrei
February 7th, 1935 – December 20th, 2021
It is with heavy heart we announce the passing of our dear sweet mother. Ruth Cecelia Andrei passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, SK on Monday, December 20th, 2021.
Ruth was the youngest of 3 children born to Harland and Inga Chase. She married Toader Andrei in October 1956 and they raised 5 children: Ken, Barb (Rocky) Lidberg, Dale (Bonnie), Dwayne (Margaret), and Darrell (Angie). Ruth’s family was her world. She was so proud of each one and she truly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all her heart.
Ruth was a hard worker and would help anyone who needed her. She gave of herself every chance and any way she could. Toader and Ruth lived on the family farm working hard to feed their family. She always grew a huge garden and raised chickens and pigs to put food on the table. They moved to Moose Jaw where Ruth worked at the Union Hospital for many years until her retirement.
Ruth was so proud of her family and their accomplishments, and was her musical boys’ biggest fan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Toader; parents, Inga and Harland Chase; parents-in-law, Jennie and Sam Andrei; sister, Joan Kivol; and brother-in-law, Stan Kivol. Ruth is survived by her children; grandchildren: Kim (Ron) and Karly, Kara (Josh) and Liam, Jackson, and Karson, Jaimie (Joe) and Carter and Eric, Clayton (Carrie) and Paige and Wyatt, Travis and Kali, Brandon (Alisha) and Jaxson, Liam and Emmerson, Brodie, and Dakota; brother, Alan; brother-in-law, John; sister-in-law, Helen (Steve); brother-in-law, Gabe (Debbie); sister-in-law, Vicky (Tom); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Providence Place, in particular the St. Anthony staff, who took such good care of Mom, as well as the spiritual care staff for their support.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Garry Giofu will officiate and interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Those not able to attend are invited to watch the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ruth’s name may be made to Providence Place Foundation, 100 – 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Our sympathy is with you at this time. Ruth was an Amazing woman. She was like a second mom to me. Always made me feel welcome. May she rest in peace. She will be missed.
I am so sad for all of you, your Mom was one of the best. gentle thoughts and warm hugs along with my deepest sympathy.
Our sincere condolences to all who knew Ruth, and particularly to family. David & Karen Graham Banman
Barb, Rocky & family. We were sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a lovely person and will be missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. What a wonderful lady to work with. Hugs to all her great family
It was always a pleasure to talk with Ruth at the MJUH over several years. She devoted herself to serving others, always with a smile. Sincere condolences to her family.
Sending condolences to the family.
With a heavy heart i would like to send condoleñces to all the family
my deepest sympathies go out to all the family in this difficult time !!!
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you all.
To the Andrei family our deepest condolences on your loss
So sorry for the loss of your mom. Ken and i played music together quite a few times. My condolences to all who’s lives were touched by Ruth.
To all in the Andrei family I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a good friend of my mom Anne several years ago please accept my deepest sympathies Greg Nicholls.
Condolences to all the family on the passing of your dear Mother.
May your cherished memories be the bridge to carry yous threw this time of year
Remember the good times and your Mom will always be with you. Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time of sorrow.
Barb and Rocky, we are sorry to read of your Mother’s passing, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences. The family of George and Florence Hunchuk.
Doug Hunchuk, Bev and Garth Gray, Cathie Hunchuk and Randy Passmore, Sharon and Hugh Nickel, Julie and Randy Simonneau.