Funeral Services

« Back
McCarthy, Ruth Lillian Lipscombe
September 2019
Image 1
McCarthy, Ruth Lillian Lipscombe, passed away in Toronto on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. Born in Montreal on April 21st, 1936, to an English father (Frederick) and Scottish mum (Flora). Predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years Ross and her sister and best friend Carmel Sweeney. Leaving behind to miss her are her children David and his wife Kathleen, Donna and her partner Rose, Charlie, and her much loved and appropriately spoiled grandchildren, Alex, Eric, Charlie, Jamie, Chase, Max and Tessa, as well as her nieces Joanne and Leslie McKay, Christine Sweeney, and nephews, Randy McKay and Clifford and Christopher Sweeney and the “other” brother Patrick and his wife Heidi. Ruthie was the real deal. She had a great husband, she had a great family and a deep faith in God. An extraordinary mother and grandmother, she could light up the sky never mind a room. She worked at many wee jobs, but mostly she was a nurturer and she was so very good at it. Her family, her friends, many whom she had since childhood, and even complete strangers, could always count on a delicious meal, laughter and a hug. She was funny, she was beautiful, she was kind, she was fiercely resilient, with a striking softness and vulnerability. The family would like to thank the Nurses and Personal Care Workers at Shepherd Lodge in Scarborough, and her Private Caregivers Jasmine, Violet and Sylvia. Visitation will take place at the Paul O’Connor Funeral Home on Tuesday October 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, followed by a small service on Wednesday October 2nd at 10:30am also at the funeral home. Those wanting to make a donation in Ruth’s memory can do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. On the wings of Angels now....no more earthly woes. A trip up Jacobs ladder, new life where ever she goes.

Messages of Condolence

We remember our beautiful, joyful, loving friend Ruth. Her friendship was a treasure.
Faye and Don Schellenberg
6318 Aurora Road, Stouffville, ON. L4A 3K4 October 03, 2019
One of the best.... so, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of her can’t help but make me smile. Her exceptional kindness was matched only by... Read more Lori Ullman
Hamilton October 01, 2019
Ruthie had such incredible spirit. She always had a seat at the dinner table for a guest and loved her family and friends with such grace.... Read more Amanda & Simon O’Mara
Vancouver, BC October 01, 2019
Your lovely Mom was simply the best ! Your will miss her forever and btw u look just like her in this beautiful picture. Thinking of you a... Read more Dr Mary Noseworthy and kids Roman Liam Mary Ciara McDonald
Calgary October 01, 2019
Our Deepest Condolences to all the family.
John & Corry Witteveen
Ingleside Ont. September 29, 2019
Big hugs to the whole family, love, Marge
Marjorie Berry
Toronto September 29, 2019

Condolence Form

Please use the form below to submit your message of condolence.
Enter the word 'mouth' backwards: [What is this?]

Florists


One to One Flowers
Read More »

Da Vinci Flower Shop
Read More »