We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of a wonderful Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, & Stepmother. Ruth passed away peacefully and with dignity at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She joins her beloved husband Bill, who passed away in 1989. She leaves behind her devoted & loving daughter Linda McVicar, grandsons Chris (Jessica) and Brad McVicar and her special sister June Mowatt (Stan). Stepmother to Gloria Smith, step-grandmother to Ron Brown, sister-in-law to Fred Armstrong (Marilyn), Faye Alderson (Bob), Joy Abbey and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Grant, Keith and Ray. Her determination was inspirational, as well as her love of reading, crafts, gardening and bridge. A private family Celebration of Life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Canadian Lung Association, CNIB or Canadian Hearing Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME.