Obituary of Ruth Theresa Zeller
Ruth Theresa Zeller
(October 3, 1935 - August 23, 2020)
Ruth Theresa Zeller of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters Patricia Zeller of Camrose County, and Joan (John) MacDougall of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents Sebastian and Rose Zeller; sisters Mary Gafka and Sebastiana (Anna) Zeller; brother William Sebastian Zeller; as well as two infant sisters.
Ruth spent a lifetime pursuing nursing excellence, which included her education: Registered Nursing at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Vegreville, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta, and a number of specialized nursing certificates, including Mental Health from the Alberta Hospital in Ponoka. In addition to practicing in a variety of centers across Canada (Brandon, Kamloops, Medicine Hat, Calgary), she also taught (pediatrics and orthopedics) at Calgary General Hospital. During her career, she was extremely proud of her work with the Victorian Order of Nurses, being able to provide at home care for many Canadians.
Due to Alberta Health restrictions, a private family service was held with inurnment following in St. Peters and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hay Lakes.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.