Our hearts are aching as we bid farewell to an extraordinary woman who saw the good in all. Jo was raised in Strathmore, Alberta. She and Ralph (d. 1983) were very involved in the Vauxhall community where they raised their family. Jo moved to Vancouver in 2001. Time with her family and her strong network of dear friends was very precious to her throughout her life. Jo is survived by her loving children Sally, Jo (Don), Carl (Brenda nee McNally), Rita, Beth (Ian), her adored grandchildren Eric, Amy (Andrew), Laura (Tom) and David (Sara) and five great grandchildren Claire, Connor, James, Jamie and Grace. She was predeceased by son Richard and daughter-in-law Joan.
A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held.
Jo's ashes will be interred in the Vauxhall cemetery beside her beloved husband, Ralph, who has been waiting patiently for 37 years. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Door is Open, to the charity of your choice or we ask you to perform acts of kindness as Jo would.
~The Ringdahl Family
To Be Happy
Take a cheerful view of everything.
Trust in God and mind your own business.
Pray for a short memory as to forget all unkindliness.
Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it.
Give your tongue more holiday than your hands or your eyes.
Compare your manifold blessings with trifling annoyances of each day.
Do the duty that lies nearest thee; thy second duty will already have become clearer.
Be content to do the things you can, and fret not because you cannot do everything.
Never reply in kind to a sharp or angry word; it is the second word that makes the quarrel.
Make the best of what you have and do not make yourself miserable wishing for what you have not.
-Franciscan Mission Associates
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My sincere condolences to all of Jo Ringdahl's family at the news of her death. It was a privilege for Ron and I to meet her with her two daughters in Vancouver in 2005, we had such a lovely visit. I received a letter from Jo afterwards in her beautiful handwriting. A very special lady. With fond memories and love - Kay Fox
My condolences Beth, to you and your family. Your Mom was a constant when we were growing up so long ago. We could always count on her for chocolate chip cookies and Sunday dinners. You must all feel blessed to have had her in your lives all these years. Now you have a lifetime of memories to cherish. Kelly (King-Hunter)
Our sincere condolences to all the family. I always thought of your mom as such a good example to us all in the Vauhall parish. She was so kind and gentle and enriched peoples ives who knew her. Henry & Pauly
Sincere condolences to Carl, Brenda, and family. Such a remarkable woman.
Our heart-felt condolences to the Ringdahl family. Your mother was such a compassionate and kind person. We truly enjoyed her spunky and bright spirit. She always shared warmth and laughter in our conversations. We feel very fortunate to have known her. Love, Colette and Allan Vaisius
To Beth and family. Condolences to you all. From the stories you told of your mum, she was someone we could all do well to emulate.
Our warmest condolences to the Ringdahl family. Jo was the most wonderful and greatest lady we had ever known. Sure will sorely miss her forever. We'd like to share with you all, these photos and video at Jo's 97th grand birthday party at Rita's place on Beach Avenue. http://p.uio.pw/btha/#15803659342396 George and Klara
George & Klara
My deepest condolences to all the Ringdahl family. Your mother was a remarkable person. Warm, welcoming, fun-loving and courageous. What a blessing it has been to know her. Sylvia Crooks
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Jo. I have fond memories of meeting her at our Slater family reunion in Hanna Alberta August 1998. I am grandson of George and Catherine Slater. Love, John
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