Ruth Berta Pelzer (nee Geschwandtner)

16 marzo , 193324 febrero , 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Ruth went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

In loving memory of a wonderful wife, mother, Oma, Oma-Oma, sister and friend who passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Vernon, B.C.

Ruth was born on March 16th, 1933 in Lautzkaimen, Lithuania. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Regina, Sk. where she met her husband Nathan. They were married in 1953 in Regina, moved to Kamloops, B.C. in 1973 and retired to Vernon B.C. in 1997.

Ruth is survived by her children, Rudolf (Agnes) of Vancouver B.C., Kurt (Bev) of Blind Bay B.C., Martin (Dale) of Calgary Alta., and Eric of Vancouver B.C.; grandchildren Fernando, Ivan, Jason (Orenda), Robert (Lindsay) and Brittany; great grandchildren Nathaniel & Natalie and Megan & Ellie; sister, Erna Muenz of Calgary Alta.; sisters-in-law, Gisela Geschwandtner & Ruth Engel of Regina Sk. and Irma Jagos of Toronto Ont.; brother-in-law, Henry (Gertrude) Pelzer of Richmond B.C.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Nathan; her parents, Gustav and Maria Geschwandtner; her brother, Ben & sister-in-law Jean and her brother, Helmut; brothers-in-law, Erwin Muenz, Richard Engel and Sam Jagos and her grandson, David Pelzer.

A private family memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Memorial Chapel, with Pastor David Reim officiating. Cremation and interment in the columbarium at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.

Please visit Ruth’s online obituary notice at for a link to view her livestreamed memorial service on March 11th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. For any questions or concerns, please contact Pleasant Valley Funeral Home at 250-542-4333.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or to a charity of personal choice.

Arrangements in care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, B.C. 250-542-4333.



Ruth Berta Pelzer (nee Geschwandtner)


Rosemarie Leuty (nee Zinger)

7 marzo , 2021

I always knew her as "Tante Ruth", even though our true relationship was a very distant one. I remember her hearty laugh, huge, warm smile and kind disposition. Even in later years, when we'd chat on the phone, she'd enjoy a good banter about the latest news topic.
To Rudy, Kurt, Martin and Eric and extended family, we send our warmest sympathy at this sad time. May she go in God's Grace and be at Peace in His arms.
Rosemarie (Zinger) and Bob Leuty

Sue Kainz

4 marzo , 2021

So sad to hear of Tante Ruth's passing. Though we never had the opportunity to live close to her and Uncle Nathan, my Mom (Tante Ruth's sister-in-law) shared many stories with us about their time in Regina. So glad that Mom was able to go to BC a few years ago and visit them. On behalf of my Mom Irma, my husband Chris, my brother Pete and his wife Josie, sending all our love and prayers to Tante Ruth's family and friends. Her spirit lives on in the hearts of all the people who knew her and loved her. And now, she is in very good hands up in Heaven. Rest in peace, Tante Ruth. We will all meet again.
Love, Sue xo

Monica Antonowitsch

4 marzo , 2021

She was married to my mothers’ brother and she was my Tante Ruth. In Regina, at her home she always had the biggest tin can of peanut butter and a huge jar of honey. We’d sneak tablespoons full at a time and enjoy. Her laugh was incredible. She was a good mother to her four boys and their families. In memory of you Tante Ruth - See you on the other side!
💜 Love Monica Antonowitsch