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Ms. Ruth Ethel Mary McLeod

23 July, 19417 February, 2021

Ruth McLeod (Ryan) July 23, 1941 – February 7, 2021 On Sunday, February 7th , a bright and sunny day, Ruth passed away at the age of 79 years, with her daughter Trish by her side. She is survived by daughter Trish (Geoff) and son Vince (Jan). Grandchildren, Delia (Steve), Susan (Andrew), Kayla (Doug), Rorie (Kayla) and Ryan (Alex). Great-Grandchildren Savannah, Ayla, William, Maliyah, Noa and Hazel. Ruth is also survived by siblings Kathleen, Ron and Becky (Ken) and many nieces & nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Albert & Ethel, brother Pat, cousin Jack and daughter Sandy.

Mom was born in Selkirk Manitoba at the Selkirk General Hospital and was raised on a farm outside Clandeboye, MB. She attended school in Clandeboye and Winnipeg. Mom was active with the 4H Club were she found her love of sewing and fashion. She was always dressed “to the nines” .... but it was really “to the tens”. Mom won many 4H Ribbons for her sewing. She could reupholster a family couch at the age of 12 and did. She made many dresses for me and my sister Sandy. Mom had great style and grace. She attended Secretarial school in Winnipeg (1958) and met her lifelong best friend, our Auntie Eve (Evelyn Downey). They had many adventures in life including raising their families together. After raising their kids they had many trips, especially to BC. They loved to travel those ladies. Many memories were shared over the years.

Travelling was a great joy in Mom’s life, travelling with family and friends, her sisters and brothers and her kids ...... our last trip together was to Florida in the fall of 2019 to see our beautiful sister and Mom’s daughter Sandy. It was a sad trip but happy we got to go.

Mom had a long career working in the banking industry starting with The CIBC bank in Winnipeg and later with Dominion Securities in Vancouver. She moved to BC in 1986 and later returned to Winnipeg after retirement in 2001. She went on to work for a sampling company out of Costco. One day my girlfriend and long time family friend (Janet Jensen) came into the store and was looking for something and shouted to my Mom “Hey lady ........” and then noticed that she knew Mom and they laughed about that often. She was a very hard worker all her life.

We celebrated Mom’s 75th Birthday in Winnipeg in 2016 which was well attended by family and friends. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren always and loved them dearly.

Mom loved her kids very much and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

We love you our beautiful Mom.

Your loving family forever. XOXOXO

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held when we can all gather.

If you wish, donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba https://support.cancercarefdn.mb.ca/

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Ms. Ruth Ethel Mary McLeod

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janet jensen

25 February 2021


I would like to express my deepest condolences to Ruth’s big beautiful family and her many friends. This is a sad time for all and I know she will be missed dearly.

I grew up on Ottawa Ave. and it was way back in 1964/65 that I recall meeting the McLeods. I became close friends with Trish(Patty) & Sandy and lil Vinny. Ruth was like my 2nd mom. Back in ‘the day’ it took a village to look after all the many kids on our street or on back lane playing and Ruth was one of them. Ruth & Fred were very close friends with my folks. On weekends, they played many card games as us kids would run back and forth from house to house. Patty and I are STILL very close after 56 years of friendship.

Ruth has and will always been someone I’ve looked up to all my life. She was a strong, intelligent, very independent, responsible and most caring ‘LADY’. Always fashionable and looking great.

I will most definitely our chats. She has guided me along the way after my mom passed. Always asking questions with concern for my future, or ablout my family and providing me with some advise and wisdom.

Needless to say, Ruth will be very missed.

‘Hey Lady, I want you to know that my heart feels warm and cuddly and I have a smile on my face when I think of you with your beautiful smirky grin. 😁
Give Sandy a big hug & kiss from me.”

Xoxo janet

Barbara Welton

22 February 2021

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Ruth @CIBC in the 70’s and remember our many laughs and good times.

Anne Carson

21 February 2021

I remember getting to know Ruth after she moved to BC! So many family parties!! Laughs and memories to keep forever!

Blessings and prayers for you, Trish, Vince and families in the coming times.

Rebecca Armstrong

21 February 2021

Ruth’s 75th birthday party - day after lunch - July 2016!

Wendy Petrushak

20 February 2021

Living next door to Ruth, I will forever miss the phone calls of "Hey girlfriend , I' m coming for coffee, so put it on. " We always had great conversations and lots of laughs. I will miss our excursions to Packers in Selkirk to shop.
Ruth was a true lady. Always dressed up, hair done & makeup on. Even on gardening days she looked great.
I will miss the girlfriend dearly.
My deepest condolences for all of her family.

Delia Trenholm

20 February 2021

I’ll never forget Grandma always making time for special dinner dates with me alone, it was always fun deciding who was going to pick the place, of course grandma almost always let me think it was my turn again :) I loved when we would go to bonanza, the banana chips on the salad bar were my favourite. I’m so thankful we were able to make a trip out this summer to spend time with her. You will he dearly missed grandma.

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