July 4, 1924 ~ February 22, 2023
Ruth Kaatz passed away peacefully with love and family by her side on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the age of 98 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB.
Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her husband, of 74 years, Gordon; her first born son Rick (Susan); daughters Jan (Bruce) and Debbie and son Ron (Cheryl); grandchildren Taylor, Connor, Jordyn, Makayla, Avery, Selena and Curtis. She is also survived by her sister Dorothy.
Ruth was predeceased by her mother Elsa and sister Leona.
Ruth was born in Winnipeg in 1924. During her early days in Winnipeg she started her profession as a hair dresser and was very active in her church group. Upon marrying Gord, she moved to Beausejour and continued to hair dress. Together Gord and Ruth started their family of four children. One of her biggest joys was family gatherings at home with big meals and lots of laughter and love. Ruth loved her visits with her grandchildren, reading them books, playing cards with them at the cabin, cooking for them and playing the organ for them. She always had time for family and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She was very involved with Zion Lutheran Church in Beausejour. Ruth and Gord travelled extensively, bringing back many memories and plans for their next adventure. She loved to do ceramics, knit, crochet, sew, bake, play the organ as well as gardening, fishing and family bonfires at the cabin.
As per Ruth’s wishes a private family service will be held.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at St. Boniface Hospital, as well as the staff at River Ridge I and River Ridge II for their care and compassion given to Ruth.
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So very sorry for your loss .
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Treasure the beautiful memories.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
My sympathies to you and your family, Gordon, and to all Ruth’s children and grandchildren.♥️
So sorry for your families loss
So sorry for your loss. I remember Ruth well playing the organ in church and leading the choir. She was always smiling and helpful, even playing a hymn for us on the piano the last time the attended church a Zion. Just a lovely lady.
Our sincerest condolences to Gordon and family
Tracey Tomasson (Nault)
My mom always spoke so highly of the Kaatz brothers and their wives. Leo and Mitzi, Gordon and Ruth were very special to her. Sending our sympathies to the family.
So sorry for your loss Uncle Gord and family. Aunty Ruth was a very kind and gentle person and I have very fond memories of her from my childhood.
Perry and Bonnie Stefaniuk
Sorry for your families loss
Carol & Brian Bush
So sorry for your loss. Ruth was such a lovely lady who always had a smile for everyone. Our sincere condolences.
Bonny and Wayne
To you all very sorry to hear of your moms passing
Thinking of you at this heartbreaking time
My deepest condolences to the Kaatz family, may you find comfort during your time of loss.
Deepest condolences to all of the family…may she rest in peace…
My thoughts and prayers are with you Gordon and Family. Ruth was a very lovely lady and will be missed by all her dear family and friends. Cherish all your wonderful memories. May she Rest In Peace.
Gerald W. Graves
My deepest condolences to the Kaatz family on the loss of your mother. We were table partners at the Beausejour Legion suppers. We spent several fun Winters at Pine to Palm in Weslaco Texas, bus trips to Mexico and picking grapefruit, fun times. Gerry
Rick,Sue,Selena and Kurtis: So sorry to hear of your Mom/Grandma’s passing. Losing a parent is so hard but we have to be thankful for all the time that we had with them. Cherish your memories.
I send condolences to Gordon and the Kaatz family.
Mark & Diane Naaykens
Our deepest condolences to your your family at this time of loss. Mrs Kaatz was a lovely lady. May this time of mourning pass gently for you.
Brian and susan mazur
Sincere condolences to gord. And family
Rick, Sue and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. It is always hard to lose a parent but you will have many wonderful memories of all the times spent together.
lori stelmaschuk (Beger)
Deepest Sympathies to the families of Ruth . My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Gerry & Irma Denisuik
Our condolences to Gordon & family or thoughts & prayers r with you
Andrea (Rumak) Moore
My sincere condolences to Mr. Kaatz, Rick, Jan, Debbie, Ron and families. I will always remember Mrs. Kaatz as one of the Asthton Avenue moms.
Deepest sympathy to Gordon and his family. May God Bless them and Comfort them.
My sincere condolences to Mr. Gordon Kaatz, Rick, Jan, Ronnie and Pumpkin Mouse!
We were neighbors and I remember Rick and Jan running home when Ruth blew that whistle. Mrs. kaatz use to drive us to Bush’s to golf. Ruth was the last of the Ashton Ave moms to pass. Mrs. Robbie late last year and my mom almost two years ago this coming April 29th> How I wish i could go back in time.
Sympathies to the family and may Ruth rest in peace.
Lance & Cindy Wadelius
Our condolences to the Kaatz family in their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Grant & Judy Plohman
Our sincere condolences to the Kaatz family for their loss.
Len & Jan Pleskacz
Our condolences to Gordon & family. .