TOMAS, Ruth Marion, passed suddenly with family by her side, in her 78th year, at Trillium Mississauga Hospital on December 30, 2020.
Born on August 23, 1942 in Bowmanville, Ontario to Paul and Rosa of Slovakia. Beloved mother to Clifford and Victoria Tomas (Jules Marchildon), and grandmother to Ryan and Lisa Marchildon. Pre-deceased by spouses Clifford Tomas (1977) and Ludovico “Larry” Rampone (2020), and siblings Paul and Rose. Survived by sisters Mary Bis (Steve), Helen Johns (Carl), Anne Laciak (Frank), and Margaret Tomas (Mike).
Ruth was our family’s rock. She was a beam of light who would lift you up in times of need and fill you with strength and confidence. She was a very giving and supportive mother and grandmother. For family and friends, she was overflowing with love and generosity. A great listener, Ruth was full of wisdom and never shied from sharing her thoughts. You could talk to her about anything. Involved and attentive, she was always thinking about your comfort and how she could help.
Ruth faced many hardships in life, but none of this kept her down. Every challenge was greeted with humour and a positive attitude. She was a woman of great inner strength and determination who lived her life to the fullest.
With Ruth there was never a dull moment and usually a few surprises! She was a fireball and incredibly fun to be around. Her sharp wit never missed an opportunity to make you laugh. She brightened up a room just by entering it. She also loved to be stylish and looked great in everything she wore.
Ruth was hardworking and intelligent with a sharp, focused mind. She achieved success as a partner in several commercial electronics companies, all while raising two kids alone after being widowed. She had a fun, no-nonsense approach to life.
Ruth enjoyed spending time by the water, especially at her home in Orillia and her cottage at Sandy Cove. You could always find her curled up with a good book (especially mysteries) or doing a crossword puzzle in the sunroom to keep her mind sharp. And let’s not forget the trips to nearby Casino Rama! Her home was always well-decorated and welcoming. She loved travelling, visiting with her sisters, and taking day trips out in the country. She enjoyed relaxing to Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Gordon Lightfoot, jazz, and good country music (but only so much of it!).
Missed by many. Forever in our hearts.
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A private service is being held in celebration of Ruth's life at 10:30 AM EST. on Tuesday January 5, 2021.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, which restricts the number of people in attendance, the service will be available to view online through a video stream. Please get in touch with the family to receive the weblink to the service.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimers Society of Canada, or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully accepted. Links are available under the Donations tab on this site.