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MCCLURG, Florence Ruth

April 27, 1922 – August 7, 2017

Beloved wife of fifty-five years to William David (d. 2003), dear mother of David (Alison) and Diane (Marc), cherished grandmother of Caitlin (Sean), Benjamin, Meaghan, Patrick and Gillian, great-grandmother of Claire and Rose. Ruth passed peacefully in her ninety-sixth year. Born in Newmarket, Ontario, the fifth of six children, Ruth is survived by her eldest sister, Helen. She loved and was loved by many nieces and nephews. Ruth was an oft-promoted employee of the Ration Board and later a finance company, and after starting her family she was a homemaker, a nursery school teacher, a realtor, and church member. She learned early she had one path to take – forward – and she strode it with grit and determination until the end, but never at the expense of dignity, courtesy & regard for others. We remember her generous love and laughter, and her faith and courage in life’s trials. She was intelligent, loyal, beautiful and gracious to all. Our hearts are full with sorrow, gratitude and love.

Memorial Services will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W.) on Sunday August 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Tom Melvin, Presider. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ruth McClurg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Dave and Family, so sorry for your loss. The thoughts of your Dow colleagues and friends are with you during this sad time.

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  2. Our deepest condolences Dave to you and your family during this difficult time. We are all thinking of you and keeping you in our hearts. xx
    Sue

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  3. Diane & David, very sorry to learn of your mothers passing.
    I will personally pass along condolences for Cheryl and I on Sunday.
    Thinking of the McClurg clan,
    Gord

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  4. My deepest condolences to Diane, David and your families.
    I have many wonderful childhood memories of your mother’s welcoming smile at your back door on Onaway Rd and her reassuring voice from upstairs as Diane and I played. Then through the many years and houses to come her quick wit, practical advise, infectious laughter and again and most of all her beautiful bright smile. It was a privilege to know her.
    Love Cheryl

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  5. Debi Turnbull :

    Diane and David,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I will always remember your mom for her quick wit, sense of humour and willingness to pursue new interests even at an advanced age. She was a role model for us all.

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  6. Les and Tammy Yard :

    Dave, Alison and Family:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies at the passing of your mother / grandmother. A tribute to a life well lived and legacy left was so eloquently captured in the announcement. Our thoughts are with you.

    Sincerely,

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  7. Larry and Jane Stickwood :

    Our condolences go to cousins, Diane and David on the passing of their mom, and my Aunt Ruth. Thoughts to your families as well Larry and Jane

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  8. Lois gail mcclurg :

    Dear David and Diane. This is a heavy loss to bear. I hope that it was a glorious and liberating transformation for your mother. Old age is a burden. Aunt Ruth was so good and kind to my mother who preceded her by only 8 months. I will miss her Christmas letter. She was distant but dear to me

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  9. My condolences to you all. I enjoyed talking to “Aunt Ruth” from time to time when I would answer Helen Glover’s ringing phone for her. I would chat for a few moments with Ruth before passing the phone to Helen, and as I left the room would often hear giggling and joyful conversation between the two sisters.

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