Ruth McKeil

Ruth Marie McKeil (Boyle)

Monday, July 20th, 1931 - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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McKEIL, Ruth Marie (nee Boyle) -

Born in Fredericton, NB, Ruth passed away peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice on September 6th, 2019 in Burlington, ON. Widow of Paul McKeil and predeceased by brothers James, John and Charles Boyle and sister Dorothy Boyle. Ruth is survived by nieces and nephews in New Brunswick. She is lovingly remembered by her many friends in Southern Ontario. Ruth was a long-time teacher with the Halton Separate School Board and her dedication and love for her students was evident in everything that she did. Our sincere thanks to Almaz (PSW – LHINS) and Tanya (St. Elizabeth's) for their excellent care while Ruth was in her home, and to everyone at The Carpenter Hospice during her final days. A Graveside Interment Service will take place at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (600 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington, in Section #8), on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:30pm. A Memorial Gathering for family and friends will follow the burial, at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Carpenter Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
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  • Interment

    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    600 Spring Gardens Road
    Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
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    A Graveside Service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:30pm.


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Al Bloch

Posted at 04:19pm
Met Ruth in 1981 when we purchased our house across the street. Her husband was still alive then and initially waved or said Hi. After her Love Paul passed we became great neighbors. Knew of her passion for teaching and as time went by helped her with little things that needed repairs at her home and eventually started to address her as "Auntie Ruth". When it snowed I used to have to get to her driveway with my snowblower or should would be doing with her shovel. I will miss her so much but now she is with her beloved Paul. God Bless stubborn woman.

Brian and Pat Fichaud

Posted at 10:24pm
Ruth was a lovely lady and excellent teacher. She was an advocate for all her students and tried to ensure that they met with success in all their educational endeavours. She will be missed by all her family and friends. May all your wonderful memories of Ruth help to comfort you at this most difficult time. With Sincere Sympathies, Brian and Pat Fichaud

Former Student

Posted at 05:03pm
The best teacher ever, I met her again about 5 years ago in the cemetery, she was with her sister at my fathers grave near where her husband was buried. She was telling her about all of us who she had taught...she turned around and saw me approaching and called to me by name. It had been almost forty years, she asked about all of my siblings by name as well. I still put the Christmas tree ornament she gave me on the tree every year.

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