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Ruth Sherwood

May 1, 2022

After a courageous, 4-year battle with cancer, Ruth peacefully passed on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, surrounded by her family at the age of 71. Loving mother to Tara (Mike) and Bill (Laura). Adored Grandma to Jackson and Brynn. Cherished sister of Terry Hay. Ruth will also be deeply missed by Checkers the Cat. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Phylis Curnoe and sister Leigh Thompson.

Ruth spent her years taking care of everyone else. In the end, she finally allowed others to take care of her. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Paul and Brenda Morgan and Susan Berk for all their support of Ruth during these difficult times.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice of London.

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My deepest condolences to Ruth's family and friends.

~ Matt & Luis

Thinking of Ruth, a woman with a great laugh, who laughed a lot. A kind and welcoming person who made the world a good place. My thoughts are with her family and dear friends.

~ Susan Mills

A donation has been made to Hospice. Message from the donator: Thinking of you, Ruth's family, as you mourn her passing. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. Take care of each other.

~ Paul Tufts

Bill and Tara I’m So sorry to hear of your loss of your mom, may you Rest In Peace aunt Ruth.

~ Brian Hay, Jen hay and kids

To Tara, Bill & Families Ruth's wonderful heart radiated in her beautiful smile that lite up a room. I guess heaven needed your earth angel to help in heaven. I know that every time I see a bright cloud, I will know that it is Ruth smiling down. Our hearts go out to all of you. B&B

~ Bev & Brian

Ruth's wonderful laugh still resonates. I enjoyed many coffee and lunch dates with Ruth. I admired and respected Ruth both at work and outside the school environment. She dealt with her cancer with incomparable courage, dignity and grace. She was so proud of her family, especially the Grandkids. They have so much to admire and be proud of in Ruth. Treasure the wonderful memories of a wonderful lady. Denise Moreland

~ Denise Moreland

Laura and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss.

~ Susan Ewald

A donation has been made to St Joseph’s Hospice. Message from the donator: Although I haven’t had the privilege of meeting Ruth’s cherished family members, I feel as though I know you through her heartwarming stories and words of affection for each of you. She was a wonderful woman whom we will all miss dearly. Sending my sincere condolences.

~ Paula Jenkins

I miss you already, my sister. I'll always remember you, rest in peace ❤️

~ Terry Hay

My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Ruth at Westminster SS and we stayed in touch ever since. She was passionate with everything she did and had a wonderful laugh. She was so proud of her family and was a true friend. Heaven has gained a special angel.

~ Sherry Hill

I have many memories of Ruth in her role in the office at Westminster SS and as a friend outside of school. We shared a love of stamping and card making for a few years. Lots of teasing and laughs remain in my mind and will echo on! My condolences to her family.

~ Cheryl Richter

So many memories of time spent with my cherished friend. We shared many ups, downs, tears & laughter over the years. We trusted each other & allowed ourselves to be vulnerable with each other. She was like a sister. I along with so many will remember being at work & going to ask her a question she’d look over her reading glasses situated on the tip of her nose saying, “go away” followed by “what do you want”. However, she always took time to help. She was admired & respected by many. We shared trips to England, Italy & Aruba. Along with many shopping trips to Port Huron. In fact she shopped right up until two weeks ago! I would drive but she directed. She did things on her terms right to the end. If we disagreed on our likes. She would say “it is about me Susan“. However, this past birthday she gave me a card saying “Today is about you”. We loved to tease each other. Her world changed in a heartbeat four years ago yet she was determined to carry on. She was so courageous & such an inspiration to me. I felt honoured & privileged to share her journey these past four years. I will miss you my friend. ❤️

~ Susan Berk

So many memories of time spent with my cherished friend. We shared many ups, downs, tears & laughter over the years. We trusted each other & allowed ourselves to be vulnerable with each other. She was like a sister. I along with so many will remember being at work & going to ask her a question she’d look over her reading glasses, situated on the tip of her nose saying, “go away” followed by “what do you want”. However, she always took time to help. She was admired & respected by many. We shared trips to England, Italy & Aruba. Along with many shopping trips to Port Huron. In fact she shopped right up until two weeks ago! I would drive but she directed. She did things on her terms right to the end. If we disagreed on our likes. She would say “it is about me Susan“. However, this past birthday she gave me a card saying “Today is about you”. We loved to tease each other. Her world changed in a heartbeat four years ago yet she was determined to carry on. She was so courageous & such an inspiration to me. I felt honoured & privileged to share her journey these past four years. I will miss you my friend. ❤️

~ Susan Berk

It was an honor and a privilege getting to work with Ruth at Oakridge. She was 'one in a million' who would do anything for anyone. And we asked a lot of Ruth, as she knew everything too! I will miss Ruth's sharp wit, dry humor, and my daily greeting from her of, "go away"!!! :o) RIP

~ Jeff Kunder

Services for Ruth Sherwood

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

May 9, 2022 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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