Ruth Cote

Obituary of Ruth Cote

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Ruth (Pfeifer) Cote was born January 22, 1937 in Bowell, Alberta to her parents Matilda (Weiss) and Jakob Pfiefer.  She died peacefully in her sleep the morning of July 6, 2022. 

Her parents taught her and her sisters and brothers to be good people.  They were raised on a farm near Bowell until the age of 12 when they moved to Medicine Hat.  Ruth had two brothers and three sisters, one being her identical twin Ruby.  Ruth and her sister Ruby were pranksters and tried to fool many people with their identical looks. 

Ruth married Louis Cote on May 19, 1956 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, this union was blessed with five children.

Ruth is survived by her loving family, children: Susan (Drew) Cadenhead, Jennifer Cote (Cliff Stenger), Edi Coté (Gary Johnson), Ted Coté (Kathleen Williams) and Teresa (Arjan) Van Hienen; grandchildren: Jessica  (Andrew) Fagan and Matthew (Ellie) Arsenault, Renee Cadenhead, Amy, Derrick and Mackenzie Van Hienen (Keegan Miller); great grandchildren Aria Fagan and Axton Arsenault; sister Florence Leech and many extended family and friends.  Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Lou Coté, parents Matilda and Jakob Pfeifer, twin sister Ruby Williamson, sister Norma Bowen, brothers Jim Pfeifer and Bert Pfeifer.

No formal funeral service will be held.  Donations in memory of Ruth are gratefully accepted to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 329 Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0 or Rose Haven c/o The Bethany Group Foundation, 5612-53 Street Camrose, Alberta T4V 1Y6.

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