Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Luke’s Place.
Dearly loved mother of Frances McIlwrath (John), Shirley Burgoyne (Dan, deceased) and Doug (Chris). Predeceased by her husband Gordon (2010). Cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her sister Isobel Buchanan (Alan deceased), sister in-law Evelyn McArthur (Russell deceased) and many nephews and nieces
Ruth enjoyed many years at St. Luke’s Place. She volunteered in the library and was on the auxiliary. She enjoyed visiting with her friends, reading and doing puzzles. Ruth and Gord made many friends over the 28 years that they stayed at Blue Parrot Camp in Florida. Ruth loved the Lord and throughout the years, she served Him at Forward Baptist Church in the Sunday School, the library, the Women’s Missionary Society and the senior’s group.
Special thank you to all staff at St. Luke’s Place for the compassionate care they provided.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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