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Fiche créée le : 2006-08-08
Ruth Straith COOK
Père : Charles Cook
Mère : Jean Straith
Décès le : 2006-08-08
Parution : 2006-08-09
Conjoint(e) : Bruce Arnold MILLAR
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

MILLAR, Ruth Straith (nee Cook) In her 99th year on August 8, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Bruce Arnold Millar, an infant son Peter, father Charles Cook, mother Jean Straith, sisters Jeannie, Charlotte and Janet, and brother Tom. Fondly remembered by her son Charles Arnold (Dorothy), daughters Jill (Allan Pacey) and Wendy, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was born in Arcola, Saskatchewan on November 1, 1907 shortly after Saskatchewan became a province. Raised in Vancouver, Avola B.C., Victoria and Regina, with medical training in Winnipeg and Saskatoon, she married in Edmonton, lived in Regina and moved to Ottawa in 1940. During the war she did volunteer work and became private secretary to the DVA Director for Veteran Rehabilitation Services at the time when the Smythe Road complex was being developed. She became a successful business woman in the travel industry, travelled the world on her Diners Club card, established a travel agency in the Lord Elgin Hotel, and later founded The Little Shop in the London Arms on Metcalfe Street where her clientele for ladies fashions included wives of several Governors-General and Prime Ministers. A leading member of the Zonta Club, she was also a longtime board member of the Elizabeth Residence. Special thanks to the staff at Granite Ridge LTC in Stittsville, emergency at Queensway-Carleton Hospital, and Jeff and Kathy Pacey; for all their tender loving care. Arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. According to her wishes cremation will be followed by interment at Beechwood Cemetery with her late husband. There will be no visitation but she will be remembered in prayers at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Elgin Street where she was an active member for many years. Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 8/9/2006 - 8/10/2006

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