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Tragic loss felt by Bay crash victim's family

MUCH LOVED: Hervey Bay’s Ruth Jennings was tragically killed when her car ran off the road and hit a tree stump near Woolooga on November 5.
MUCH LOVED: Hervey Bay’s Ruth Jennings was tragically killed when her car ran off the road and hit a tree stump near Woolooga on November 5. Contributed

RUTH Jennings should have been looking forward to celebrating her 72nd birthday tomorrow.

But the Hervey Bay woman's life was tragically cut short when her car left the road and hit a tree stump near Woolooga on November 5.

Yesterday, Ruth's family gathered at her home and shared some of their favourite memories of the woman they described as being a great mum and a wonderful grandmother.

Her son Michael said his mother had a very outgoing personality, while Jo Murray, the wife of Ruth's grandson, Craig, said Ruth would be "truly missed".

"She loved her family - her family was everything to her," Jo said.

When her daughter Sonya passed away six years ago, Ruth had helped to support her grandchildren - Jo's husband Craig and his brother Joel - and became very much a mother figure to them.

A keen gardener, Ruth also loved craft and had just become involved with making prosthetic woollen breasts for breast cancer survivors in the months before she died.

Still very active, Jo said Ruth was on her way to Young, where she went every year to help with cherry picking over Christmas, when the crash happened.

Jo is pregnant with Ruth's first great grandchild and said she was very excited about the baby.

Jo said the family had spent the past few days remembering their favourite things about Ruth, including her sense of humour and the meals she would make with love for them all.

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