KOVACS, Ruth Ann (nee McLeod) - August 12, 1938 - February 18, 2013 - After a lengthy illness, it is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Ruth Kovacs, on February 18, 2013, at Hospice House, Vernon, BC. Ruth will be sorely missed by her adoring husband, Zoli; her children Kathy (Rick) Olson and Karen (Tim) McLachlan of Whitehorse YT; Kandy (Rob) Walsh, Kim Knapp (John Chatterson), Bob Brewer, and Kelli (Derek) Gough of London, ON; grandchildren Jenny (Tavis) Hierlihy, Kevin, Brandon and Kristy Olson, Michelle (Mike) Saunders and Sarah McLachlan, Julie Walsh, Leigh-Ann (Jon) Klein, Candice (Brian) Auger, Evan and Emily Gough; great-grandchildren Dayna, Jaron and Arleigh Hierlihy, Cooper Klein and Sydney Auger. Ruth is survived by her father Robert McLeod of London, ON; her brothers Dave, John, Byron, Bud, Bill, Don, Ken and Rob and her sister Dorothy; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother Julia McLeod (1997) and brothers, Ted (2011) and Doug (1957). Ruth will always be remembered for her tireless dedication to the One On One Reading Program in Vernon elementary schools and most especially at Mission Hill School. A funeral service will be held in Vernon, BC on Tuesday February 26th. Burial will take place at St. George's Cemetery, London (Hyde Park), ON, at a later date. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. L. Hayward, Dr. A DeBoer, Dr. J. Rolf, Dr. D. Hoegler and the nursing staffs at Vernon and Kelowna hospitals, and at Hospice House for their comforting care. At Ruth's request, memorial contributions should be made to Teen Junction (literacy program), 3104-37th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2Y2. Arrangements are in the care of VERNON FUNERAL HOME 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com 12282942
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