HALSTEAD, Ruth Marilyn - Left us suddenly on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 to go and be with her Lord. Ruth passed at Cambridge Memorial Hospital surrounded by the love of her family at the age of 78.
Beloved wife to Ronald of 29 years, loving mother to Rachel and Lionel Bast, honoured to be step-mother to Robert (Virginia) Halstead, Debbie (Bill) Halstead, Scott (Diane) Halstead, Chrissy (Emmanuel) Simoes and Brent (Michelle) Halstead.
Proud grandmother to Tenisha (Bill), Bruce (Crystal), Barbara (Nick), Jamie, Adam (Jessi), Tara (Laszlo), Mandy (Kyle), Brett (Kristen) and Hayden, great-grandmother to five and companion to her furry friend Chloe. Ruth will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends.
Ruth graduated from South Waterloo Memorial School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse with Budd Canada for most of her career. She was a member of the Red Hat Society for a number of years.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Coutts funeral home, Cambridge. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 12 p.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to JumpStart, Operation Smile or a charity of your choice and will be greatly appreciated.
A very special thank you to the wonderful staff of Hilltop Manor and to Cambridge Memorial Hospital – ER for your care and compassion.