Mona Ruth Buder
August 24, 1926 – October 18, 2011
On October 18 Mona Ruth Buder of Bedford Manor, Kamloops, BC left us at the age of 85, after a brief battle with cancer.
Mona is survived by her loving family: daughters Edith (Keith) Rubner-Bridges, Kathy (Bob) Hoch, Holly (Stewart) Westlund, son Stanley (April) Buder, eleven grandchildren Bryan, Carrie, Michael, Rhonda, Georgina, Brent, Kevin, Darren, Amanda, Shiana, and Krista. Also survived by four great-grandchildren Taylor, Raina, Kiera, and Juliet.
Mom, your tired body has endured more pain and suffering than you deserve. Your soul is now set free to fly like a bird, to touch us forever with each soft breeze or linger on our shoulder whenever we need you.
Mom’s last days at Hospice were spent with grace and dignity. She taught us lessons of courage and spirit in her final battle. She never once stopped trying to be our “Mom”.
Mona was a pioneer lady and the daughter of a fine young woman from England who was one of the first white women to settle in Hinton. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta on August 24, 1926 but grew up in Hinton.
Mona first came to Kamloops in 1946, the same year of her honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel. Mom worked hard in the ranching world, bringing up her family in the wide-open spaces. Most of those years were near Lillooet, Upper Hat Creek and Spences Bridge. Her later years were spent in Kamloops.
Also left to mourn her passing are brother Cliff Woodley of Kamloops (94 years), sister Kathleen “Toots” Seeley of Carstaris, Alberta, nieces, nephews and others too numerous to mention by name. Mona was pre-deceased by her parents Roy and Dora Woodley as well as by ten siblings.
Mona and her family thank everyone at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice in Kamloops for their expert loving care. It was a truly peaceful home before her final journey. Thanks also to Dr. Dong for his compassion.
At Mona’s request there will be no formal service. A family gathering will be held in Hinton for the celebration of her life and the spreading of her ashes.
Should friends or family so wish, Mona would prefer donations be made in her memory to the Royal Canadian Legion or to the Kamloops Army and Navy.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454