Ruby Frauney Trudeau (nee Laviolette) was born in Quesnel BC; first born to Mary and Wilfred Laviolette. Ruby was raised in Alexandria, BC and attended Lansdowne Elementary School, Williams Lake High School and Helen Dixon in Quesnel.
Ruby married Gerard (Curly) Trudeau on July 17, 1948. They lived in Kamloops for nine years before moving to the Quesnel area. Ruby was predeceased by her husband in 1971. She is survived by her son Gerald (Heather), grandsons Travis and Michael, long time partner Camille Parent, brother Rae (Barb) Laviolette, sisters: Bernice Lorenz, Dora (Dougal) McMillan and Theresa (Gary) Papineau, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ruby’s funeral mass was held Sept. 25, 2014 at the St Ann’s Catholic Church in Quesnel BC. Those wishing to honour Ruby’s memory by way of donation can do so to the BC Lupus Society.
A special thank you to all of the people who helped make her stay at Cariboo Place comfortable especially Wanda, Kathy and Bob. Thank you to the Catholic Women’s League and the Legion of Mary for all their support. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.