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Born: Mar 19, 1948

Date of Passing: Oct 02, 2021

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Born March 19, 1948
of Winnipeg, Manitoba

It is with extreme sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and aunt on October 2, 2021 at the Women's Hospital.
Ruth is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Marge Alcock; sister Marlene Wiess; brother Peter Purser (England); brother-in- law Leslie and nephew Joshua.
Ruth is survived by her husband Brian; her daughter Lisa Magalas (Scott) and her son Rob; her grandchildren, Zack (Sarah), Holly (Justin), Ryan (Kylie) and Tanner. Also her great-grandchildren, Kailey, Damian, Addy, Mason, Finna, Julie and Robin; her sister Carole Alcock and her sister-in-law Louise Halldorsson (Darryl). Ruth will also be missed by her current three foster girls, Lily, Tara, Kourtney and long term adult foster daughter Tina, as well as several nieces and nephews (including those in England).
Family was everything to Ruth and being a grandma and great-grandma was one of her proudest accomplishments. Ruth was the rock of the family and made every occasion special. She was caring, compassionate, an advocate for others and the best listener without judgement.
Ruth was born in Selkirk, Manitoba. Ruth was married to Brian on May 1, 1965. Ruth has primarily spent the majority of her life caring for her family and children in care. Ruth created strong relationships with the children she cared for, including her foster children. Throughout the years, she remained in regular contact with many of the children she cared for. Ruth was very proud of the children she cared for and enjoyed immensely seeing them grow up.
The family is extremely grateful for the love and support Tina has given to Brian and Ruth, especially during this challenging time with Ruth's brief battle with cancer. Thank you also to CancerCare HSC and to the compassionate staff at the Women's hospital (nurse Sandra.) Ruth was an avid Winnipeg Jets fan and hockey grandma. Ruth is well known for her cooking, baking, gardening, and canning.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy.

There will be a memorial service held at Cropo Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. The memorial service will be available to live stream on the Cropo website,
In accordance with the public health order, all attendees for the memorial service must be double vaccinated.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Brian and family; We are very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Ruth was always very kind and accommodating at their family home. She was always full of wisdom and advice. Our condolences to all of you. - Posted by: Heather & Duane Evans & family (Friends) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • Dear Brian and family, Thinking of you at this very sad time. I am so sorry that Ruth has died. She definitely was the rock and glue of the family, will leave a huge void and be greatly missed. May wonderful memories bring you comfort and blessings. - Posted by: Paula Black (friend) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • Sad to say but families drift apart for no reason but life takes us in different directions but we are still family or friends Condolences to family of Ruth - Posted by: Ken bergman (Cousin) on: Oct 09, 2021

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