Ruth Elizabeth Munro
Our beloved mother Ruth passed away peacefully February 2nd, 2015 in the comfort of her Assisted Living home with her loving children and caregivers attending her.
Ruth Elizabeth Munro (Peacey), born in Rotherhithe, London, in 1924, lived through wartime London as a teen working in an airplane factory. She met adversity young and ever after approached any hardship with faith, courage, humor and a song.
She met her love, Richard Alexander (Sandy) Munro, a Canadian soldier from Nova Scotia. They married January 1946, and in August she sailed on the Queen Mary as a warbride to Halifax, NS. In 1949, after living/working in Truro, Ruth and Alex travelled to the promise of work in the Comox Valley, BC. Alex gained work with the Department of Highways in Courtenay.
They raised 4 children in Cumberland. Ruth made the best food and sang to her children most mornings. She became a custodian with the Courtenay School District (24 years). After her marriage of 23 years dissolved, Ruth became active in various groups. She especially loved to dance and travel and dressed with style and flare. She hiked, biked, swam and belonged to the Warbrides Association, Red Hats and Evergreen Seniors travel group. She loved animals, nature and developed a passion for golf at age 75. Ruth was consistently loving, generous, forgiving and optimistic, always encouraging and quietly assisting many in multiple ways. Her children/grandchildren meant everything to her and she to them. Ruth’s kind, creative, fun-loving nature endeared her to those who knew her and rewarded her with lasting friends. Predeceased by parents: Maud /Ted Peacey, husband Alex, siblings: Glady, Peggy, Eddy, Ruth is survived by daughters: Carolyn/Zulis/Joy, Deborah/Gary, sons: Jim, Craig/Jewels, 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren, siblings: Joan/Jack, Irene/Don and Dave/Vera. She leaves loved family in Nova Scotia, many dear nieces, nephews and friends across the continent.
You are our Shining Star – Shine On!
Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 28, 2015 11am – 2pm
Sunnydale Golf Course
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an animal rescue shelter of your choice.
Ruth wished to die at home surrounded by the love of her caregivers and children. This was made possible because of the tremendous collaboration and compassion of multiple healthcare professionals. We are grateful to and thank: Dr. Eva Hemmerich, Dr. Allison Stocks and staff, Emergency Room Dr. Dan and nurses, VIHA Home and Palliative Care nurses, Courtenay Shoppers Drugs pharmacy staff, Red Cross loan cupboard and the extra-ordinary generosity and kindness of the Comox Valley Seniors Village Assisted Living administrators, caregivers, maintenance staff, night staff and every other amazing employee there. You all gave our mum so much love. You eased our aching hearts. Bless and thank you all.