Ruth worked as a chief before entering the Sisters of Compassion and her gifts are well used, especially during the annual Bazaar and on the sisters’ special occasions. Sister completed a Disability Course with the Australia Pacific Training College and served for the residents at Chanel Home. Ruth moved to Wellington in 1917 where she worked at the Soup Kitchen before commencing her studies for a degree in Social Services. Sister Ruth was a cook at the Soup Kitchen during COVID-19.