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Ruby MacGowan (nee Hobbs)

June 5, 2021


Ruby MacGowan, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully passed away at Haliburton Hospital on Saturday afternoon June 5, 2021, in her 79th Year. Beloved wife and soulmate of David MacGowan for over 58 years, and loving mother of Neil (Cathy) and Carolyn (Tony). Dearly remembered by her grandchildren: Makayla, Madeline, Brianna, Anthony, Hayley, and Nolan. Dear sister of Stan, Nina, Don, Wally, Winnie, Wayne, and Glenn. Also, lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Ruby worked at Toronto East General Hospital as a Registered Nurse for several years. She also taught a Nursing Assistant’s course at Scarborough General Hospital and worked as an Industrial Nurse at various Eaton's locations. She took pleasure in volunteering with the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Saint Elizabeth Nurses. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking for her family and friends, and gardening. Ruby was a faithful participant in supporting her children and grandchildren in their many endeavours. Ruby enjoyed life and everyone enjoyed her – she was a pillar of strength, an inspiration to all, and quite simply, she was the rock and glue that held everyone together.

                    Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation - Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton, Ontario(705) 457-9209.


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Canadian Cancer Society
730 The Kingsway #2, Peterborough, ON K9J 6W6
Tel: 1-705-742-3823

Haliburton Highlands Health Service Foundation - Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary
PO BOX 1413, Halibuton ON K0M 1S0

Please ensure your cheque mentions Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary in the Memo portion.

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