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Ruth Piccini

March 26, 1928 - January 29, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother , great-grandmother and friend to many.

Ruth was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her three sons Lorne Wuori (Heather) of Nelson, Neil Wuori of Nelson, and Greg Hebig (Arlene) of Chilliwack and her daughter Holly Magoon (Dwayne) of Golden. Grandchildren Laura Hale (Andrew) of Langley, Christian Bentley of Vernon, Megan Bentley of Golden, Cole and Corrie Hebig of Chilliwack, and great-grandson Wyatt Keller of Golden. Brothers John Miller of Red Deer and Ray Miller of Quesnel.

She was predeceased by her husband Roland Wuori (1957), her husband Pic Piccini (2003), her brothers Jim Miller and Fred Miller, and her sisters Mary LaBounty, Bessie Bainbridge, and Dot MacDonald.

Ruth worked many jobs from a very young age until her retirement at 67. She was also a devoted volunteer. Ruth enjoyed skiing, tennis, bowling, curling, reading, painting, gardening, and being with friends and family, and especially her golf and bowling buddies.

She maintained many long-term warm and close friendships. She was our hero, mentor, confidante and friend, as the matriarch of our loving family.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Penticton Hospital, the staff at Andy Moog Hospice House, and special thanks to Dr. Lawrie.   

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory are gratefully accepted for the Penticton Hospital for cancer diagnostic equipment.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Oliver, BC, location and time to be determined.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.





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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Murray & Leona Thoms
Relation: Long Time Friends

We send our sympathy in the loss of your mother to Lorne, Greg, Neil and Holly. She was a beautiful lady with a very kind heart and loving spirit. We miss our very special friend very much. Take comfort in your memories at this time of sadness.

From: virginnia harfman
Relation: my aunt

I will miss my Auntie Ruth so much. She was a wonderful lady. We had so many fun trips to California, Alaska, Grand Canyon etc. I cant remember how many hours we spent giggling. One thing that death cannot destroy is memories. I have a heart full of happy memories.
To the family…Lorne, Neil, Holly and Greg….you were lucky to have such a wonderful mother. She is at peace now and will always be near you.

From: Janice & Roy McNeil
Relation: Neice

On behalf of myself (Jan) and Roy and my children and their families, I would like to send our condolences. Auntie Ruth was a big part of our family while growing up and up to the end. I have very fond memories of my childhood as well as the many family reunions and special celebrations we got together for. She will be very fondly remembered and sadly missed by all. Lorne, Neil, Holly, Greg & families, you had a very amazing and talented mother. You have a lot to be proud of. She was loved by all who knew her.

From: Petra
Relation: Friend

Dear Lorne, Neil, Holly and Greg:

I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. I remember her as a beautiful, soft-spoken women with a twinkle in her eye. But what I will remember the most is how she graciously welcomed me into her home.

Sincerely Petra

From: laura Hale
Relation: granddaughter

I am sad about Ruth. She was a wonderful person and grandma. I will miss her all my heat. I will remember good times with her. She will a star to me. Loved her so much

From her Granddaughter

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