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ROBERT MARTIN RUSKIN January 1, 1936 - August 6, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and papa, Robert (Bob) Ruskin on Monday, August 6 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 76. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Rivian, his children Kayla (Neil) Dawson and Eileen Ruskin, and his grandsons Cole Dawson (fiance Jessica) and Blair Dawson and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Clonie and Ella Ruskin and his brother Gerald (Sharon deceased). Bob was born and raised in Winnipeg, and for the most part was involved in retail sales for his working life. He was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed being with family and friends. We give special thanks to Dr. Dawn-Lynn McTaggart for the care given to Bob, and especially these last few months. As well we thank the homecare workers that took care of Bob and a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff on 3E of Riverview Health Centre. Graveside service was held August 8 at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Neal Rose. Pallbearers were Neil Dawson, Cole Dawson, Blair Dawson, Marshall Ruskin, Bill Ruskin and Arthur Chapman. Honourary Pallbearers were Hal Rubin, Barrie Wiseman, Walter Saltzberg and Al McGregor. Donations may be made to: CancerCare Manitoba Foundation; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or Riverview Health Centre Foundation.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 11, 2012