McCarthy, Ruth Lillian Lipscombe, passed away in Toronto on Thursday, September 26th, 2019.
Born in Montreal on April 21st, 1936, to an English father (Frederick) and Scottish mum (Flora). Predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years Ross and her sister and best friend Carmel Sweeney. Leaving behind to miss her are her children David and his wife Kathleen, Donna and her partner Rose, Charlie, and her much loved and appropriately spoiled grandchildren, Alex, Eric, Charlie, Jamie, Chase, Max and Tessa, as well as her nieces Joanne and Leslie McKay, Christine Sweeney, and nephews, Randy McKay and Clifford and Christopher Sweeney and the â€œotherâ€ brother Patrick and his wife Heidi.
Ruthie was the real deal. She had a great husband, she had a great family and a deep faith in God. An extraordinary mother and grandmother, she could light up the sky never mind a room. She worked at many wee jobs, but mostly she was a nurturer and she was so very good at it. Her family, her friends, many whom she had since childhood, and even complete strangers, could always count on a delicious meal, laughter and a hug. She was funny, she was beautiful, she was kind, she was fiercely resilient, with a striking softness and vulnerability.
The family would like to thank the Nurses and Personal Care Workers at Shepherd Lodge in Scarborough, and her Private Caregivers Jasmine, Violet and Sylvia. Visitation will take place at the Paul O’Connor Funeral Home on Tuesday October 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, followed by a small service on Wednesday October 2nd at 10:30am also at the funeral home. Those wanting to make a donation in Ruth’s memory can do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
On the wings of Angels now....no more earthly woes.
A trip up Jacobs ladder, new life where ever she goes.
Messages of Condolence
We remember our beautiful, joyful, loving friend Ruth. Her friendship was a treasure.
Faye and Don Schellenberg 6318 Aurora Road, Stouffville, ON. L4A 3K4October 03, 2019
One of the best.... so, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of her can’t help but make me smile. Her exceptional kindness was matched only by...
One of the best.... so, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of her can’t help but make me smile. Her exceptional kindness was matched only by her amazing sense of humour. My deepest condolences.
Lori UllmanHamiltonOctober 01, 2019
Lori Ullman HamiltonOctober 01, 2019
Ruthie had such incredible spirit. She always had a seat at the dinner table for a guest and loved her family and friends with such grace....
Ruthie had such incredible spirit. She always had a seat at the dinner table for a guest and loved her family and friends with such grace. She will forever be carried in our hearts.
Amanda & Simon O’MaraVancouver, BCOctober 01, 2019
Amanda & Simon O’Mara Vancouver, BCOctober 01, 2019
Your lovely Mom was simply the best ! Your will miss her forever and btw u look just like her in this beautiful picture. Thinking of you a...
Your lovely Mom was simply the best ! Your will miss her forever and btw u look just like her in this beautiful picture. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Grace and peace as you celebrate her beautiful life now.
Dr Mary Noseworthy and kids Roman Liam Mary Ciara McDonaldCalgaryOctober 01, 2019
Dr Mary Noseworthy and kids Roman Liam Mary Ciara McDonald CalgaryOctober 01, 2019
Our Deepest Condolences to all the family.
John & Corry Witteveen Ingleside Ont.September 29, 2019