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Ruth Dorothy Naherney was born Labour Day, September 1, 1956 to Charles and Mary (Enns) Vanstone of Lang... Read More
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Ruth Dorothy Naherney was born Labour Day, September 1, 1956 to Charles and Mary (Enns) Vanstone of Lang, Saskatchewan, She was born in harvest , so named after Ruth in the Bible and Dorothy after Aunt Dorothy Wernham and family friend Dorothy Shaw.
Growing up, Ruth lived with the family on the farm north of Lang and attended school in Lang. When she was 16, Tim and Ruth used Leonard’s grain truck to do some custom grain hauling for Esther and Alfred Newman of Lang. After the family’s crop was hailed out 3 years in a row, Mom got a job at the laundry at Caronport, Saskatchewan. In August of 1968 we moved to Sparrow Gardens at Briercrest Bible Institute.
Ruth took grades 7 to 12 at Caronport, graduating in June of 1974. She returned to Lang each summer to help on the farm. That year was a late Harvest because of rain, so she went to Saskatoon and got a job at Johnson Photo and lived with her sisters Charlotte and Lois. Ruth did ordinary pickup and worked at sending out farmers studiograb mail orders. In April of 1975 Ruth returned to Lang to work for her brother Leonard on the farm. After harvest she returned to Saskatoon to work as a car jockey at Sherwood Chev Olds on 8th Street.
Again in spring 1976 she went back to Lang to help Leonard and Dad on the farm, returning to her job at Sherwood Chev after harvest. In spring of 1977 Ruth rented land from Dad and went to Lang to farm. Charlotte moved to Lang as well where they rented the Mary Drain House. That fall they bought 119 Killarney Way, a brand new town house in Regina. Ruth worked for Steve and Dorothy Sobchuk helping to look after Grandpa Gus for about two months. She then started Bible School at Caronport in January 1978. From May to August, Ruth worked for Agriculture Canada in Regina as part of a Group of 6 who checked weeds in summer plots in fields.
In Sept she lived with Mom and Dad at 309 Birch St., Caronport while finishing a second year of Bible School. That summer of 1979, she worked for Leonard again, returning to Bible School and graduating in April 1980, at which time the trees were already leafed out. That fall she lived with Charlotte in Regina while working at Robinson Drugs Pharmacy. In the spring of 1981, she returned to farm at Lang and to work for Leonard. That fall she again worked for Henry at Robinson Drugs.
In Jan she left Regina with Charlotte and moved to Lang, living in the little house that had belonged to Lawrence and Rosa Vanstone. On Feb 1st they opened C. and R. Value General Store, purchased from George and Evelyn Ralston who owned and operated Ralston Saveway. She worked at the front till, ordering gum, chocolate bars and smokes. Charlotte did the books, made up Ruth’s orders and stocked shelves. On Wednesday afternoon the store was closed so they could go to Regina to shop.
In about 1984 they bought the former Goin house from Brent and Colleen Christopherson and moved across town. Leslie Freeman, who was a teacher at the school, lived with them at that time. When Leslie and Duncan Blythe got married, March 30, 1995, Charlotte and Ruth went to the wedding in Regina and left 14-year- old Julie Barmby looking after the store. Tim married Jewell Braun in Winnipeg the same day. It was about 1989 when Superstore opened in Regina and their business slacked off. The younger people shopped in Regina to get a better deal. Charlotte started work at Moose Jaw Palliser Library and came to Lang on weekends to run the store so Ruth could have Saturday afternoon off. Charlotte thought that they should close. They tried to sell but nobody was interested. Ruth said they couldn’t leave the town without a store for the older people in town, but they were given no choice but to close C and R Value.
In Aug of 1992, Theola Vanstone asked Ruth to work for her at Mullin Hardware, 13th and Robinson in Regina. She worked for her until Oct 30, 1995. When Dad died Sept 28, 1995 Mom wanted Ruth to move to Caronport. Mom set up a job for her as a clerk at the Caronport Store and Pharmacy, starting work there Nov 2, 1995.
Ruth had met Lorne Naherney before her Dad died. They corresponded for a while before they decided to get married on June 27, 1998 at the Lang Chapel at Echo Lake. They moved out to Lorne’s farm near Rhein, Saskatchewan and have lived there for 24 years, doing many things together including a trip to British Columbia to visit relatives and friends. They had a good life together and enjoyed each other’s company.
Ruth Vanstone Naherney passed away October 13, 2022, a week after courageously undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (Enns) Vanstone, her brother Leonard and Peggy Vanstone, sister Charlotte Vanstone, her parents in-in-law Paul & Pauline Naherney, brother-in–law Alan Van Dusen. She is survived by her loving husband Lorne Naherney, his sister Bev, her siblings, David Vanstone, Lois (Robert) Letkeman, Tim (Jewel) Vanstone, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephew and a very recent great, great nephew.
The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 17th, 2022 from Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, Saskatchewan with Pastor Karen Stepko officiating. The organist was Ruth McPhee. Special music was shared by Jewell Vanstone. The interment followed in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery with Tyler Vanstone, Baron Stricker, Job Vanstone, James Cudmore, Barry Vanstone and Markus Seitter serving as casket bearers.
Memorials in memory of Ruth may be made to the Christ Lutheran Cemetery (C/O Box 156, Rhein, SK S0A 3K0) as gifts of remembrance.
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