Ruth Harris

February 28, 1929 - November 28, 2020

With broken hearts and deepest love, we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom and Gramma in her 92nd year with her family by her side at St. Peter's Hospital on November 28, 2020. Predeceased by husband Robert Walter Harris in 2011 and beloved Mom to Robin Gagnon, Kim Harper and son-in-law Robert. Loving and cherished Gramma to Derek (Carly) and Brent Gagnon and soon to arrive Great Grandbaby. Ruth was born in Hamilton on February 28, 1929, the youngest daughter of Frances Jennetta Best and Roy Wilson Thompson. Predeceased by her sister Gertrude (the late Thomas R.) Birnie and brother Harold (Margaret) Thompson. Predeceased by Bob's sisters and brothers - Marion, Lorna, Gordon and wife Dorothy Bruce, Ivan Harris and wife Frances Marino. Survived by sisters-in-law Maureen Corsini, Ruth McAlpine (David) and Heather Reid. Forever loved by many nieces and nephews. Ruth retired from the downtown Robinson's Department Store where she proudly served in Ladies Accessories/Hosiery/Neckwear for 30 years. She pursued her love of swimming into her 80's as a member of the MacNab Street YWCA. Ruth loved her garden, a good cup of Tim's coffee, her pet canaries, and was a big fan of the Blue Jays. She enjoyed independent living in her home until a very recent hospitalization and was the last remaining original homeowner on her street shared with amazing neighbours. She will always be remembered for her laughter, stories, and dedication to her girls and grandsons. There is no funeral, per Mom's instructions. Family and close friends will gather privately to remember her. Floral tributes and donations are respectfully declined. Please remember our Mom in your own way. She might hope that you enjoy a Blue Jays game. "Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, and your memories... For if you always think of me, I will have never gone." Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting the Condolence Site of M.A.Clark & Sons Funeral Home.
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Brenda & Larry Budd

Posted on: December 8, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a lovely person and a fantastic neighbour when we lived beside her. (Many years ago).
Every time we put in, moved, or cut back a sedum plant. We always thought of her. Ruth always grew the best and biggest!!!

Ica Smith Jan du Bois sister

Posted on: December 6, 2020

your mom, Kim, seemed like a lovely lady. It was nice to see that cardinal in the paper above her obit. I understand , also , what it is like to live on a street with wonderful neighbours for such a long time. I bet her neighbours found her to be an amazing , and kind friend.

I am sorry for the loss of your Mother, Kim,
with sympathy from ica
dave radjenovic

Posted on: December 6, 2020

So sorry to hear about your Mom, we just lost ours, it was nice to hear your Mother was the last on Ferrara st. Good for her, I have driven down the old street several times, thinking about the old days, so that was your mom in front of her house awhile back, was not sure. take care
Sue Mascola

Posted on: December 6, 2020

Robin, Kim & family,
Sending our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother.

Sue & Ken Mascola
Paulette Janus

Posted on: December 6, 2020

Dear Robin and Kim

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you both and your family.
Diane Woehl

Posted on: December 5, 2020

Dear Robin and Kim,

George and I are sending our love and prayers to all.
Your Mom was an amazing neighbour and friend.
Missing your dear dad, too.
Love, Diane xxoo
Margaret Giosi (Radjenovic)

Posted on: December 5, 2020

To Robin and Kim. Please accept our condolences from my family on the passing of your Mother ❤️
Cathi McAlpine

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Robin and Kim

Very sorry about the loss of your mom.
Many great memories of family gatherings with your mom.

Thinking of you,
Cathi, Gord, Kelsey, Tyler & Rhiannon

Sharron Jerome

Posted on: December 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss, I will miss my dear friend Ruth, rest in peace.

Sharron Jerome
Billy Harris

Posted on: December 2, 2020

Hello Robin, Kim and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Ruth.
Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you. She was a wonderful woman.

Love Billy, Corinne and Jennifer Harris
Cindy Mark

Posted on: December 2, 2020

Robyn & Kim
I'm very sorry for your loss. It was true that your mom was the last "original" on the street. Before my mom moved to an assisted living facility in January, she would say she and your mom were the last originals.