Haiti Response Plan

United Methodist Volunteers in Haiti

Madame Anne Ruth Depestre

We are deeply saddened to acknowledge the passing of Madame Anne Ruth Depestre, Manager of the Eglise Méthodiste d'Haiti (EMH) Guest House and beloved wife of Rev. Marco Depestre, Secretary and Superintendent of Port-au-Prince Circuit of EMH. Madame Ruth succumbed to a heart attack on Friday, June 21.

Please express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below. All the comments will be shared with the Depestre Family.

For those who would like to remember Madame Ruth with a memorial gift, the Depestre Family requests contributions to the Port-au-Prince Church organ fund in lieu of flowers or other gifts. Please go to the June 24 issue of the Haiti Response Plan/UMVIM Newsletter for more information on how to make a memorial gift.

"We will always remember our dear wife, mother, grandmother, relative and friend, as a dedicated servant of God," Rev. Marco Depestre said. "(She was) a loving and caring person, full of life and willing to serve. A woman of conviction and principles. May her soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her!"

Photo courtesy of Bethany Guy

James L Gulley, Global Ministries and UMCOR Coordinator for Haiti, sent the following note to his colleagues in mission after the funeral service on Wednesday, June 26. It includes a tribute to Mde Anne Ruth Depestre and the Depestre family.


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