Ruth, Donna Lee

May 10, 1963 – November 15, 2022
at the age of 59 years:

      Donna passed away in Kelowna, BC at the age of 59 years.  She was born in Nakusp, BC to Barb and Peter Dimion but spent all of her life in Salmon Arm.
Donna is predeceased by her husband, Derek Ruth and her dad, Peter Dimion and is survived by her mom, Barb Dimion, sister, Karlene (Dale) Wideman and Deb (Randy) Raincock and her brother, George Dimion.
Donna loved road trips, cruises (she went on five), gardening and working around the farm.  Her passion was riding and showing her horse Tilly (I’ll be Terrific) in both the Alberta and BC Paint Horse Circuit.  She will be missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be planned for Spring of 2023.


  1. Our deepest sympathies, Barb. Charles and I remember our visit to you so many years ago. Our prayers are with you.
    Ruth and Charles Ingles

  2. So shocked and saddened to hear this news and so long after the event. Lots of memories of Mini events etc. Remember Donna’s horse being struck by lightening and the shoes falling off. Sincere Condolences to the Barb and the family.

  3. Barb, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter…I can’t believe it! I use to enjoy our banter when you both would come into SASCU! She just loved her horses and I enjoyed listening to her talking about them.
    Sending you big hugs.

  4. It is with great sadness at learning of Donna’s passing, I give my condolences to the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  5. Sending hugs your way Barb, I’m so sorry for your families loss.

  6. Condolences from our Horse Show family to yours. May Donna’s life live on through your hearts.

  7. Thinking of you Barb and your family. Let all of your great memories help you through these difficult times.

  8. Our sincere condolences. She was such a bright spark that it’s hard to believe she’s no longer here.

  9. Barb and family, We are so sorry to hear Of Donna’s passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you Hugs Edie and Ross

  10. Dear Barb and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. You and Donna shared so much together especially your love of horses I can’t believe Donna is gone.
    My sincere condolences, Barbel Newell

  11. Barb and family. When we found out it was a terrible shock . I thought it must have been absolutely terrible for you all. I remember my mother in law talking about the families getting together. We are all thinking about you all and remembering the good times. Sending you hugs.

  12. I am so sorry and saddened by this news.

  13. So sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. Thinking of her family and friends during this sad time.

  14. So very sorry to hear of your families loss!

  15. Sending condolences to the family for the loss of Donna. Always enjoyed her visits and she kept me on my toes with her humour and remarks….



  16. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  17. Barb,Debbie and family.
    She was one of a kind.
    We will miss all her smart ass remarks.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Wes& Jackie

  18. So sorry to hear about Donna, it was such a shock.
    My condolences to the family.
    Sharleen Miller

  19. Gone way to young, Sorry to hear this sad event. Ross

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