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Ruth Sophia (nee Squires) McLeod

McLEOD, Ruth Sophia (nee Squires) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at her home in Stratford on February 2, 2018, in her 91st year. She was born in Toronto on September 26, 1927 to the late Charles and Frances (West) Squires. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years and the love of her life, Leighton McLeod, on December 3, 1998. She was also predeceased by her sister, Audrey Squires and brother Norman Elliott. Loving and devoted Mother of Leighton (Susan) and Gail (Dave). Loving grandmother of Kristi (Darin) and Holly (Dan) and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by a cousin, Bill (Pat) West of Lindsay, and is lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends in the Toronto, Stratford and Vancouver areas. She was a special friend of Gerry and Brenda Krug. A stay-at-home mom for much of her life, in her 40's she began a career in the Buildings Department of Bell Canada in Toronto. She was a voracious knitter and a huge fan of Coronation Street, the Maple Leafs, popular music and dancing. A private family celebration of Ruth's life was held on February 5 at Jerrett Funeral Home, with internment at Pine Hills Cemetery in Scarborough. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cedarcroft Place for the exceptional care she received, and the many residents who befriended her. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart & Stroke, The Children's Wish Foundation, or the charity of one's choice.13251675
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Posted by Linda Clarke (friend) On Sunday, February 11, 2018
Ruth was a kind friend to my parents at Cedarcroft and she and I laughed a lot together. My condolences to her family and her friends. She was a lovely,lovely person.

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