February 14th, 1926 - March 13th, 2019

RuthAnne Harty, aged 93 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at the Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea, SK.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Forer; son, Raymond Harty; parents, Emil and Henrietta Diekrager; parents-in-law: Enrico and Monica Forer, Frank and Mary Harty; sisters: Kay (Walter Reich), Laura (Morley Schultz) and Doreen (Ivan Bohn/Robert Wilson); brothers: Robert, Danny and Henry (Vivian); in-laws: Dick and Bernadette Forer, John Hammel, Margaret Harty, Tony Kanig, Frank Harty and Earl and Rose Foss; nieces: Denise Forer, Sherry Diekrager and Arlene Schultz; and nephews, Lamont Diekrager and Ken Steve. RuthAnne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Lawrence; sons: Darwin (Mui), Neil (Joanne), Loran (Donna), Blaine (Karen), and Steven (Suzanne); grandchildren: Deanna (Philip), Harley (Meagan), Cara (Chris), Aaron (Shannon), Andrea, Evan, Nathan, Breanne, Luke and Mark; great-grandchildren: Mae, Oscar, Quinn, Hudson, William, Bailee and Kaiden; in-laws: Theresa Diekrager, Gaylene Diekrager, Barbara Kanig, Math and Dorothy Harty, Joyce Harty, Ben Harty, Mary and Denis Dubord, Remo and Louise Forer, Don Forer, Ada Hammel, Rita and Con Rodney; as well as many nieces and nephews. RuthAnne was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on February 14th, 1926 and was raised on the family farm near Riceton, SK. She attended school to grade 10 at Crocus Prairie and finished grades 11 and 12 in Riceton. She went to Teachers College (Normal School) in Regina, SK and subsequently taught at several rural schools. In 1952, RuthAnne married Harold Forer and moved to Avonlea. Harold and RuthAnne had sons Darwin, Neil, Loran and Blaine. Harold was killed in an industrial accident in 1959. RuthAnne married Lawrence Harty and together had 2 more sons Raymond and Steven. RuthAnne was an active member of the Avonlea community. She was a long time member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) at the Catholic Church in Claybank, SK where she taught religious classes for many years. RuthAnne was a member of the Avonlea Welcome Wagon committee. Even though raising 6 boys was a full time job, RuthAnne worked part time at the Rural Municipal office in Avonlea. RuthAnne enjoyed baking, reading, playing cards, doing crosswords, tending her vegetable and flower gardens, and watching the Toronto Blue Jays. RuthAnne and Lawrence enjoyed 10 years at their winter home in Indio, California. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Claybank, SK at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea for the compassionate care they showed RuthAnne during her 5 years there. In lieu of flowers, donations in RuthAnne’s name may be made to the Coteau Range Manor, PO Box 60, Avonlea, SK S0H 0C0.  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com

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