Ruth passed away at Trillium Mississauga Hospital after a brief illness, attended by her beloved family. Much envied for her numerous and diverse descendants and her lifelong friends, she'll be forever missed for her faith, her lively mind, her artistic nature, her sense of humour and her love. She leaves behind children John, David, Stephen, Michael and Carol; daughters-in-law Karen, Jane, Lynda and Wendy and son-in-law Andy; grandchildren Jesse (Tova), Caitlin (Rob), Brian (Michelle), Matt (Bolanle), Jennifer (Kevin); Aidan (Ryan), Brad, Britt (Colin), Bronson (Maegan), Jason (Sarah), Meredith, Luke, Nick, Bethany and twelve great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jackie (1936), her father John Entwistle (1959), her mother C. Gwen Franks (1975), her husband John A. Allen (1997), her grandson Shaun (2001) and her sister Elaine Houston (2015).
For those who wish, donations may be made to Islington United Church or Sleeping Children Around the World.