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LOWE, Ruby Lowe  -  It is with heavy hearts that the family of Florence Ruby Lowe, born May 13, 1934 in Utica, Ontario, announce her passing on November 21, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Ruby was married to her soulmate John on September 4, 1954, and they enjoyed 68 years of marriage.

Ruby was predeceased by John in August 2022, and by her parents Irene (Thompson) and Joe Ward as well as her sister Jean.

Ruby is survived by her two daughters Irene Leahy (Joe) and Janet Hartshorne (Norm).

Ruby will be missed by her three grandchildren Megan Leahy (Chris), Lauren Isherwood (Kyle) and Eric Hartshorne (Rebecka). She also had three great grandchildren, Otto, Parker and Ellie.

Her greatest love in life was her husband, her two daughters and her grandchildren.

Mom had many friends and was especially grateful for Jacqueline Cook (Smith) with whom she shared a dear friendship for over 80 years – many thanks, Jacquie.

We are so sorry that we had to say such a quick goodbye, Mom.The teachings and memories you have left us with are everlasting.

We will carry you in our hearts till the end of time. 

Visitation will be DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa, on Saturday December 3rd from 12:00pm - 1:45pm.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1:45pm. 

Interment will follow at Thornton Cemetery in Oshawa.

If you would like to make a donation please consider Therapeutic Paws of Canada ( or Krembil Brain Institute (