Lula Rubina Irwin (submitted by Bernice Willerton, Winnipeg, MB)
b. November 27, 1906 - Moose Jaw, SK
m. October 20, 1923 - Neepawa, MB
d. May 12, 1984 - Winnipeg, MB
"Ruby" was brought up by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Sarah Irwin at Plumas, MB. She was loved and well looked after but missed the companionship of her Gull Lake brothers and sisters, except for holiday visits.
After their marriage, Tom and Ruby lived in the Neepawa and Kelwood areas before moving to Winnipeg in 1927. They moved to Plumas in May of 1934 to work Aunt Ida Ross' farm. It was while they were living on this farm that they had a tragic house fire in which their daughter Shirley died, daughter Fern was badly smoked, and Ruby had her feet badly frozen.
Tom and Ruby were great parents and grandparents. Ruby was a great cook and homemaker. She belonged to the Rebeccas and the United Church Ladies Auxiliary in Plumas and worked for Star Cleaners for many years in Winnipeg. After retiring, she did a lot of babysitting for Ross and Bernice. Friends and relatives were always welcome in their home. Tom and Ruby were a great dancing pair, were frequent visitors at No. 1 Legion, and enjoyed their travels, usually visiting with friends and relatives. Ruby died of a perforated ulcer the day before Mother's Day in 1984.
Tom and Ruby's Scrapbook
(submitted by Bernice Willerton, Winnipeg, MB)
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