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Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2020

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It is with deep sadness that the family of Ruth Johnson announces that our beloved "Coach" died on September 11, 2020, peacefully, in the midst of her family.
Ruth's indelible memory will be cherished by her sons, Peter (Elizabeth) and Edward (Leslie); daughter, Jennifer (Peter); granddaughters, Alanna, Natalie and Hope; and granddaughters "cling-on's", Noah and Jared. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, David; sister, Rita; brothers, Herbert Alton Jr. and Alan; as well as parents, Ruth and Herbert Alton Sr.
Despite being an introvert, Ruth was often the "entertainment committee" who directed the conversation, and delightfully amused others with her stories. But she also loved to turn the conversation toward the big questions about life and spirituality, and could listen deeply to others and hear their essence. When alone, Ruth's passion was to revel in fine literature and to write her truth in her journals, short-stories, a novel, and a memoir, preferably with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Her family will gather to cherish her memory on Saturday, October 10, 2020. All are welcome to view the service, which will be available at after 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family, as well as find charitable donation suggestions by visiting Ruth's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Saddened by your death Ruth. You were unique and always had fresh and interesting questions for discussion at our Seekers’ Group. I will miss our discussions and your presence. Your humour, interest and thoughts gave life to our meetings. Thank you for being you. Love Eileen I also send condolences to all the family sharing in your sadness. Eileen Baxter - Posted by: Eileen Baxter (Friend ) on: Oct 10, 2020

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