Let the memory of "Ruth" be with us forever
  • 85 years old
  • Born on April 24, 1928 in Winnepeg, Canada.
  • Passed away on March 31, 2014 in Gardena, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Felicie Ruth Major, 85, born on April 24, 1928 and passed away on March 31, 2014. We will remember her forever.



In Lieu of Flowers, donations to Ruth's life long charity the Gardena-Carson Family YMCA may be made in her memory.





Posted by Paula Major on 8th April 2016
Hi mom, Really missing you and dad this birthday. Wish you were here. love you.
Posted by Judy Sunderland on 31st March 2016
Mom, I cannot believe it's been 2 years you've been gone. David aND I think of you often. Miss you
Posted by Paula Major on 25th April 2015
Mom, thinking of you and missing on your Birthday.
Posted by Maggie Evans on 31st March 2015
I can't believe it's been a year since Ruth left us. She was a unique and beautiful woman, she is missed very much. Maggie Evans
Posted by Erik Paris on 3rd October 2014
This is very late but no less heartfelt. Sitting here in a quiet house late at night, thinking about those we have lost. One very important person that is no longer here with us - is Ruth Major. But what is amazing is that when I thought of Ruth, and whenever I think of Ruth - I remember her with a smile. Attending her memorial this past Spring brought to light all the lives she touched, and what she meant to so many, including me. She had a great sense of fun, a joy for life, and a love for her friends and family. I am very lucky to have spent time with her. The world is just not the same without her. She is missed.
Posted by Erik Paris on 3rd October 2014
And to Paula - what a beautiful memorial service, this wonderful memorial website, and truly an amazing daughter.
Posted by Paula Major on 28th August 2014
To all those that attended Ruth's Memorial and sent cards, thank you so much. It's nice to know she was so loved.
Posted by Paula Major on 4th May 2014
Hi mom, Uncle John came to join you today. Show him around, would ya? Love you and miss you!
Posted by Audrie Echnoz on 24th April 2014
Happy Birthday our dear friend! We are all celebrating you and are thinking about you here at the YMCA today and know that you are looking down on us with love. We have our Pancake Breakfast tomorrow which just wont be the same without you calling out the raffles! We will carry on in your honor and remember fondly, all that you taught us. To have fun, laugh lots and make new friends at every occassion! Love you Ruth! xoxoxo From all Your YMCA Friends
Posted by June Cotts on 24th April 2014
Happy Birthday Aunty. Love you lots!
Posted by Frank Sanchez on 24th April 2014
Happy Birthday Ruth! You will be forever missed. The commitment to service she embodied will live on forever at the Gardena-Carson Family YMCA. We will miss you this Saturday at the Pancake Breakfast. However, we all know you will be watching us from heaven. God Bless.
Posted by Paula Major on 24th April 2014
Thinking of you on your Birthday, mom. Love you Will have a high ball in your honor
Posted by Lori Drengson on 24th April 2014
I wonder how people in heaven celebrate their birthdays? We are thinking about you here at the Gardena-Carson YMCA. We will miss you at our Pancake breakfast on Saturday!
Posted by Janet Cotts on 24th April 2014
Happy Birthday Aunty lov you
Posted by Janet Cotts on 23rd April 2014
I miss you Aunty love you lots
Posted by Maggie Evans on 19th April 2014
I will always remember Ruth as kind, fun-loving and loyal. She and Phil were like loving grandparents to Veronica and were supportive, affectionate and generous. Ruth was a wonderful lady who is missed very much. My prayers continue to be with my dear friend, Paula and her family.
Posted by Ramona Fabie on 17th April 2014
We miss you Ruth! We love you!
Posted by Jackie Mackay on 17th April 2014
I went to Bingo last Saturday night, just force of habit after nearly two years of going up there with you. Remembered you teaching me all the bingo game variations, it was so complicated at first but you were a patient instructor even though It seemed like I would never figure out how to play all those games. Oh, and the night you won nearly $2,000, could not believe you won so much money-I hadn't even won once at that point. Everyone at Buckingham Bingo: Catalina, Mary, Cyd, Michelle, Lisa, Wendy, Kathy, Rosemary, Jeannette, sandy, Beverly, Deborah, Maddie, Sylvia, Pam and Pat, Maggie, the other Jackie, Julie, Bridget, Judy and all the Big Brother and Sisters staff were very sorry to hear you were gone, they will miss you and, of course, your Tootsie Pops. All my cats and litters of kittens loved visiting with you and you helped me so much by 'sweetening' them up for their successful adoptions. All the folks at the Redondo Beach Pet. Co Kool Katz Rescue: Betsy, Rick, Elonne, Christine, and Maggie (who was also from Winnepeg and remembered you from church too) pass on their condolences to your daughter Paula. They all loved your visits there and your Tootsie Pops too. Of course the cat that will miss you the most is Mami aka Azule, the pretty Siamese mix who spent so many nights at your home and, much to your delight, would even sneak into your bed. I'll miss you Ruthie and as you can see from the above, a lot of other folks will too, as well as one slightly cross-eyed cat. jackie
Posted by Dan Powell on 16th April 2014
Ruth truly blessed Liz and I as a young newlywed couple some 25 years ago with her love, kindness and wonderful energy at the Y. I know she did the same for so many who could never thank her through her tremendous hours of volunteering. We have the fondest of memories and are so grateful our paths crossed. Our sincerest condolences to all her family and friends. God Bless!
Posted by Lori Drengson on 16th April 2014
Ruth will be missed. May she rest in peace - god bless!
Posted by Audrie Echnoz on 16th April 2014
My dear sweet Friend Ruthie-I will always hold you close in my heart. I absolutely loved working alongside you here at the Y. You were chipper and fun and such a go getter. You changed so many lives in this community and we are all so much better because of you. The Gardena-Carson YMCA will always have a special place for you and you will be part of this Y forever. We love you always and forever. xoxoxo! Bingo!!!
Posted by Judy Sunderland on 16th April 2014
Peace and Love to you, Ruth.
Posted by Harry Rivera on 15th April 2014
Posted by Paula Major on 8th April 2014
I miss you and love you

Leave a Tribute