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RUTH JOY SIMKIN Obituary pic


Born: Mar 18, 1944

Date of Passing: May 13, 2022

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Ruth was born March 18, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away on May 13, 2022 in Victoria, BC.
Ruth's long standing career as a physician began in family practice in Calgary, Alberta. Later in life, she became the first physician in BC to receive her fellowship in palliative care. Although healing and comfort were extraordinary talents of hers, she led a diverse and creative life of travel, women's activism and animal rights. She was a lifelong learner and curious about many things. As a second career Ruth became a prolific author and published seven books. Ruth was a lover of life and lived hers to the fullest.
Ruth is survived by countless family and friends and will be dearly missed.
Donations in her memory, can be made to BC SPCA or Canadian Women's Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Ruthie was a star basketball player with a great sense of humour. We had fun at WKCI. Myrna (nee Schultz) McGregor, White Rock BC. - Posted by: Myrna McGregor (High school team mate) on: May 21, 2022

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