OBITUARY

Ruth Elizabeth Leigh

February 15, 1935January 31, 2013

RUTH ELIZABETH SUSAN LEIGH (nee WOOD) Surrounded by her family, Ruth Elizabeth Susan Leigh (nee Wood), 77, of Toronto, went to be with her Lord and passed away peacefully at her home on January 31, 2013. A much-loved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she had bravely confronted and fought cancer. Ruth was an active member of Forward Baptist Church, Toronto and passionately devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of others. Ruth is preceded in death by her loving husband, Allan (2011) and is survived by her five children: Robert (Judy); Debbie (Jack); Susan (JP); Stephen (Linda); Joanne (Andrew). Ruth is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Forward Baptist Church, 1891 Gerard Street East, Toronto, on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at Forward Baptist Church, Tuesday, February 5th at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Forward Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Ruth Elizabeth Leigh

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Susan Clarke-Pellegrino

February 27, 2014

A year has passed. Still I miss Ruth so much. I know her passing left a big hole in Mom's heart too, so she had to go too, to be with all her old and cherished friends and family.
I miss Ruth, and my mother too. Two wonderful women I will never ever forget.

Love to all of you.

February 25, 2013

Jahal and Heather could not step through the church door without a warm greeting from Ruth. She was an wonderful wife, mother and friend. We thank God for the hope that we have of seeing her and her sweet heart Al in heaven.

Debbie Shephard

February 24, 2013

I know it's been a while since you left us but I still miss you so much Mom, But I'm very glad you are now not in pain or suffering anymore. I'm also happy for you that you are with Dad and that you get to see all your loved ones that preceded you. You have now met your Mom now too. I will always strive to be like your example and love you always oxxo Debbie

Susan Clarke-Pellegrino

February 14, 2013

I think about Ruth every day, and miss her. There isn't a route that I can drive home from work without thinking of her. In this way she continues to bless my heart and influence me daily. Love to all the family.

cathy rhebergen

February 8, 2013

Ruth was a good friend and willing to share. She allowed a friend and me to go to their cottage. She always opened up her heart and shared good things. A lovely lady. Wish I had spent more time with her.

Trish&Jason Moore

February 6, 2013

Lisa and Family.
So sorry for your loss.
She was a beautiful lady...so kind and loving. I am so glad we got to meet her, and Papa of course.

Lisa Bergen

February 6, 2013

Hebrews 13:7 "Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith". Grandma has left quite a legacy behind her, affecting so many people! I have met so many more people lately who belong to my family - people who also call her "Grandma" or "Mama". I am honoured to have loved Grandma, and to have been loved by her. She was my spiritual mentor and taught me how to live. I hope that my life can be a testimony to the legacy she leaves behind.

Lisa Bergen

February 6, 2013

Hebrews 13:7 "Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith". Grandma has been my spiritual mentor and has taught me about what it means to live! I hope and pray that I can live in some of the legacy she has left to me. I have met so many more people who belong to my family - people who also call her "Grandma" and "Mama". What a testimony and I am honoured to have known and loved her.

Darryl Bergen

February 6, 2013

Dearest grandma, you have blessed us all and have meant so much to so many. Thank you for love and support. We love you. Glad that now you are FULLY ALIVE in heaven. See you

Sarah Handley-Cousins

February 4, 2013

Lisa and family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am keeping you in my prayers and I'm sending you love and strength.