Ruth Mary Robinson


Ruth Mary Robinson passed away at her Pinecrest residence on December 31, 2018.

She was predeceased by her parents Lovinia and Simon Gingrich and her husband Art Robinson who passed away on October 30 2009. Left to mourn Ruth is her daughter Nancy Templeton (Keith) and son Richard Robinson (Tanya Stintson) along with her grandchildren Scott Robinson (Angelina) Chris Templeton (Miranda) and Robbie Templeton (Jennifer). Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Hunter and Meadow Robinson and will be sadly missed by Caitlyn and Ethan Bowman as well as her beloved Teddy.


Ruth was born on January 30, 1924 in Hanover Ontario and grew up there. She was proud of her Mennonite heritage and enjoyed stories about them. Ruth attended the Hanover public schools and graduated from the local high school in business.  Ruth contributed to the war effort by helping to build wings for the Mosquito fighter planes. After the war Ruth moved to Toronto and worked for Canadian Oil where she met her future husband Art Robinson. On September 6, 1947 former Ruth Gingrich married Art Robinson in her home town of Hanover. They then took up residence in Toronto and started a family. Ruth continued to work as a secretary and bookkeeper for several companies over the years until she was hired as a school secretary by the East York Board of Education where she worked as the school secretary for Thorncliffe Public School. After many years there Ruth transferred to the Board Office and worked in purchasing until her retirement in 1984.  Both Ruth and her husband Art travelled to several countries during their retirement which they both enjoyed. Ruth also enjoyed helping out at one of the local schools in their neighbourhood in Scarborough where she helped out grade one children with their reading and was an extra pair of hands to help on field trips.


Ruth and Art decided to move to Kenora in October0f 1995 to be closer to their daughter Nancy. Once they arrived in Kenora Ruth and Art joined the Kenora Legion and Ruth participated in various activities such as selling poppies for Remembrance Day along with attending various functions at the Legion. Ruth also became a member of the Canadian Daughters which helped raise money for local scholarships. Ruth also volunteered at the Pinecrest tuck shop which she enjoyed until she became a resident of Pinecrest. Ruth will be missed at Pinecrest but will especially be missed by her family. She was humorous, caring and was a compassionate woman who loved her family very deeply. Rest in peace mom and grandma.


Our family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest for their exceptional care that they gave to Ruthie as she was known. Love from her family.

Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.