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Ruth Kathryn (Boyachek) Garrioch

September 13, 1956 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 64)


On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Boundary Trails Medical Centre in Morden, Ruth Garrioch passed away at the age of 64 years with her husband by her side. 

Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Daniel & Margaret Boyachek and sister, Janet Hunt.

Ruths memory will live on through her husband of 46 years Allan, daughter Jodi (Dean), son Dan (Connie); and grandsons Jordan, Connor (Marci), Ethan; siblings: Alex, James (Sandra), Owen, and Ellen Adams (Russ); along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was born in Portage la Prairie and raised on the family farm in the South Ridge district.  In 1973, she married Allan, and Jodi & Dan followed shortly after.  In 1980 Ruth and Allan moved to Leaf Rapids; both working in the mine.  Life in Leaf Rapids provided ample camping trips, fishing at Eden Lake and having a dog team.  Every summer Ruth was kept busy feeding family and friends from down south with fresh pickerel fish fry’s.  1989 brought a change for the family and they returned to Portage la Prairie where they bought 40 acres in the Layland district.  There they had a very successful dairy operation and for many years won awards for their quality milk.  Along with running the farm, Ruth also worked at the Lions Prairie Manor as a health care aide, until her retirement.  Retirement for Ruth included raising chickens and goats, and selling eggs; which she enjoyed.

Ruth was known for her gracious heart, gentle nature, sense of humour and her great pies.   You could always count on something nice to nibble on when you came over for coffee.  She was also always up for a good game of cards. Ruth was extremely proud of her children and her grandsons, and enjoyed attending the various events they were involved in.  She was their biggest fan!

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond wonder, and missed beyond measure”.

There will be no formal funeral at Ruth’s request,  a private family interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Maple Grove Cemetery, Site 42, Comp 9, RR3, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A3.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Kathryn (Boyachek) Garrioch, please visit our floral store.


Private Family Interment

Maple Grove Cemetery


Maple Grove Cemetery
St. 42, Comp 9, RR3, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3A3

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