Smyth – Ruth Ellen (née Kilrea)
April 19, 1947 – October 13, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Ellen Smyth (née Kilrea). She leaves behind her beloved daughter Kerry (Bram van Tol) as well as her pride and joy, her grandchildren Marissa and Mark. She also leaves her two brothers Wayne Kilrea (Nancy), Byron Kilrea (Neil) along with her two brothers-in-law Keith Smyth (the late Geraldine) and Kenneth Smyth (Frances), and her aunt, Helen Caldwell, whose bond will never end even with her passing. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her. Predeceased by her loving husband, Kirk; her parents, Eva Jane Boyd and Arthur James Kilrea; her sister-in-law, Kathleen (the late Gordon Barnes); and, her cousin, Arlene Cole (the late Maxwell Cook).
Ruth worked as an Executive Secretary with several organizations not only in Ottawa but also Calgary and Germany following her husband’s military career. After her husband’s retirement, Ruth was by his side as he traveled the world as a curling ice technician. We would like to thank Ruth’s wonderful family and friends for all their love and support.
Visitation will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 3529 McBean St. Richmond on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 p.m. until a Celebration of Ruth’s life at 2:30 p.m. Interment Huntley Presbyterian Cemetery.
Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation-General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, K1H8L6; the Lung Association of Ontario, 18 Wynford Dr., Suite 401, Toronto, M3C0K8; the Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa K1Z7K4; or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Richmond.
Due to COVID-19 registration for both visitation and service is required by scrolling below. At the request of the church, vaccination is required. Tributes, condolences or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
“Ruth was loved and adored by all who met her”
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 26 people, spread over 20 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot
Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
501 Smyth Rd., Ottawa ON K1H8L6
Lung Association - Ontario
18 Wynford Dr., Suite 401, Toronto ON M3C 0K8
Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON K1Z7K4
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Richmond
P.O. Box 910, Richmond ON K0A2Z0