Nellie Ruth Motton Yuzwak

June 15, 1922February 19, 2013
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YUZWAK, (Nellie) Ruth;

Passed away quietly, at home, in her 91st year. Born to Ada and Frederick Motton in Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Larry (1987) and brothers Bill and Dick, she is survived by her brother Hank (London) and her sister Betty (Toronto). Mom was a loving, caring person who was loved by all and will be sadly missed. Remembered for her wit and her compassion by her son Terry and daughter-in-law Linda, along with her grandchildren Bill (Mei), Shelley (Loren), Beth (Rob), Ryan, Natalie (George), and Jon (Devon) and her great-grandchildren: Hayley, Jaden, Hannah, Riley, Sage, Jack, Maddy and Cameron. Special thanks to her palliative care team: Dr. Elaine Parker, Nurse Cindy and the PSW Team: Kathy, Sheryl, Miriam, Sandi and Ashley and Valerie of the CCAC. Friends will be received at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S.519-743-8900, on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or the KW Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Visit Ruth’s memorial and share condolences on line at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Susan Manning(Motton)

February 26, 2013

"My sympathies to you and your family" Aunt Ruth will be missed by me and even thou I was named after her, those will be big shoes to fill. She was a wonderful person and Aunt.

Susan Ruth Manning (Stirling, Ontario)

Hayley Tackaberry

February 25, 2013

My greatest and dearest condolences to you, Grandpa Terry and Grandma Linda. Nanny will always be remembered by her grandchildren as a wonderful and caring woman. She will forever be in our hearts.

Bonnie and George Barnard

February 24, 2013

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed our little conversations when I came to pick up the girls.

Bette Palanica

February 24, 2013

Deepest sympathies to you all on your loss. Ruth was a wonderful person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Palanica family has made a donation to The Lung Association in Ruth's memory.

Gail Daley

February 23, 2013


On behalf of my mother (Aunt) Jeanne and our family I offer our condolences to you and your family. We have lovely memories of Ruth from the good old days at many happy family events that we shared with her. She was so full of life and will be dearly missed. We are all thinking of you at this very sad time.

Love from cousin Gail and family.

Marilyn Yuzark

February 23, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend on Sunday but would like to reflect on the life of Ruth Yuzwak.

I knew Auntie Ruth for almost 50 years. She was an elegant well-spoken lady who was eager to talk and hear what we had to say and ever so proud of her son, Terry and daughter-in-law, Linda and their lovely family.

I loved the way she would be busy while wearing her demi-glasses and then would stop and look over top of the glasses to talk or send a quick wit our way! She was so much fun to be with!

Over the years we came to know Auntie Ruth as a great hostess always inviting our family for Sunday dinner. Our children loved going there because she always took a keen interest in them and enjoyed how they played in what they called the ‘play room' downstairs.

More recently Auntie Ruth stopped travelling to our home in Oshawa but we had the best phone conversations ever! We would spend at least 45 - 60 minutes on the phone together. She had a way of making you feel important to her by asking about everyone in the family and would then proudly share her family's news.

Auntie Ruth has left all of us with many happy memories of her. Knowing that she has left this life makes me feel sad but I pray that she is now reunited with the love of her life, her dear Larry.

February 22, 2013

Condolences to Terry and family. My family and I have many fond memories of Mrs. Yuzwak as we were all growing up on Woodward Ave in Willowdale those many years ago and of seeing her again at many neighbourhood reunions since those days.
Brian Anderson
Qualicum Beach, BC

Pam Evans

February 22, 2013

Sorry for your loss Terry and Linda. Also a special one to Ryan. Sending Heartfelt Sympathy to all of you. She was a special lady and will be missed. She will be in your hearts now.

Rhea Lynn

February 22, 2013

Sending love to you all as we remember and celebrate the life of our beloved Ruth. Her love will remain forever. She will be missed.

Ronda Pfeiffer

February 21, 2013

My Aunt
© Megan Stokes
I thought I saw her face today
In the sparkle of the morning sun.
And then I heard the angel say
“Her work on earth is done.”

I thought I heard her voice today
Then laugh her hearty laugh.
And then I heard the angel say
“There's peace little one at last.”

I thought I felt her touch today
In the breeze that rustled by.
And then I heard the angel say
“The spirit never dies.”

I thought that she had left me
For the stars so far above.
And then I heard the angel say
“She left you with her love.”

I thought that I would miss her
And never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say
“She's with you every day.”