Passed peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital surrounded by her family on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the age of 79. Predeceased by husband of 55 years, James (2014). Dearly loved and missed by her sons David and Jeff (Amanda), daughter Michele (John Pacheco); brother Steve Gerlofs; grandchildren, Ryan (Nathanielle), Ian, Daryl and Andrew; special friend Diane Gavin. Ruth was a devoted mother and grandmother and was the proud owner of the Hallmark Store formerly at University Plaza. Special thanks are extended to the doctors and nurses on 8th South at the Hamilton General Hospital and to Dr. Corriveau and Dr. Cox. Friends are invited to the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Thursday, December 12 for Ruth’s Service at 11:00 a.m. Private interment to follow. If you so wish, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.