Ruben Gustavsson

Date: January 18th, 2021


December 14, 1935 - January 18, 2021

Ruben Gustavsson of Tofield, Alberta will be lovingly remembered by his wife Inga; daughters Cathrine and Erika; son Frank; grandchildren Elise and Bronson; sons-in-law Ken and Bryan and daughter-in-law Muriel.

Ruben was born in Sweden and grew up with 1 brother and 4 sisters.  He started dairy farming in 1958 and married Inga in 1962, they had 4 children. In 1978 they moved to Canada with their family and started farming 9 miles north of Killam, Alberta.  They left the farm in 1986 and lived in Alliance for a few years.  He worked for Scott Peacock and in 1992 they moved back to Killam and he worked for Darrel Holmstrom.  In 2006 they moved to Tofield, Alberta.

Ruben was a gentle and loving man, always an optimist and some what of a dreamer.  He was the best father anyone can have and fostered 14 children with Inga after his biological children were on their own.   He loved farming and never got tired of driving the tractor.  Ruben went through life in a quiet and peaceful way and he left us in his sleep at the Tofield Long Term Care where he spent the last 3 weeks.  He will be missed by all that loved him.

A private celebration of life will be held at a late date.

Memorial donations may be made to The Hope Mission.

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