TUFTS, Ruth - Peacefully at University Hospital, surrounded by family, Ruth Eleanor Tufts, nee Middleton passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Edwin (2012). She will be lovingly remembered by her children Anne (Gerry) Baverstock, Joan (David) Carrothers, and Paul (Janet) Tufts. Comforted by many fond memories of their dear Nana are her grandchildren Brian (Francisco), Scott and Mark (Nicole), Laura (Sandeep), Brent (Kelly) and Natalie (Hawkar), and Jonathan (Sarah), Nicola (Jason) and Patrick. She was the great grandmother of Austen, Aria and Hudson.
Daughter of the late John and Leila Middleton. Dear sister of Phyllis (Keith) Tyndall and Lois (John) McKenzie. Predeceased by her brothers Bert (Millie), Doug (Louise), Ross (Mabel) and John (Marcella) Middleton, and sisters Edith Sandusky, Marion Powell (Francis), and June White (Allen). Sister-in-law of Norma McIntyre (the late Gil and Wm. Moore) and Mary Tufts (the late Ross) and the late Marion Funnell (Lorraine) and Leroy Tufts (Rita). Fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.
Thank you to the caring staff at University Hospital.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Thursday from 3-6 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. by The Rev. David R. Carrothers. Donations may be made to Colborne Street United Church Bus Fund or the charity of your choice.
Kandie and John Maynard
August 6, 2015, 9:41 am
Joan, David and family.
It was always a pleasure to have Nana at a family event. Her warm heart and joyous smile was always comforting. Such a loving and caring lady. Thank you for letting her be part of our lives. May all your memories help you through this difficult time and know she is watching over you. God Bless.
Kandie, John, Mackenzie and Kalie
August 6, 2015, 4:37 pm
Dear Tufts Family;On behalf of the Cross and TenHaaf families we all would like to express our heartfelt sincere sympathies on the very recent passing of your mother,a truly fine citizen of London,Ontario and beyond its borders with her many friends far and wide in our world per se.so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad edwin in 2012 also.Both of my sisters plus myself and my brotherinlaw Harry and Rick Tenhaaf went to Wetminister Highschool in London,Ontariofrom September 1966-June 1974,when Ed was the vice-principal under the great Bill Traut,another fine educator back in the day,along with Ray Cook who succeeded Bill in this very important role at the school.I was the statistician for the Senior Basketball team under Doulas Marshall and the senior football team under coach Peter Morninstar back in those days so many years ago.God Bless you all and lead you to brighter days ahead we all hope.Yours Sincerely Brian CrossWestminister Alumni member;4 year AandS program(Class of 1972)Customer Service RepresenativeSt.Joeseph;s Healthcare.
August 7, 2015, 9:20 am
Dear Anne and Gerry, Joan and David, Paul and Janet and families. We were saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. She was and will continue to be an amazing woman in every way. She belonged to a vintage of women that I can only aspire to be. She always had a smile, a quick wit, and a genuine interest in others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days ahead.
August 10, 2015, 9:25 am
To the Tufts family:
From all the Roy girls we would like to pass along our sincere condolences on the loss of Ruth. We just lost our mother a few months ago, and Ruth sent the most beautiful note along to us.
Our parents knew each other over so many years.... mom having taught at Banting.... 3 of us going to Banting (and 2 of us having Mr Tufts as our Principal for most of our tenure there). On Pine Valley Gate, our parents were just around the corner, so there are many fond memories of get togethers. Even in Destin - did they see each other!!
I can see mom and dad, Ed and Ruth around a bridge table now, playing cards to their hearts content!!!
The Roy Girls
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