1947 – 2017
It is with profound sadness that the family of Ruth (Migie) Shane announces her sudden passing in Ottawa on December 2, 2017 at the age of 70.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Beka Shane Denter (and Christian), granddaughters Elle and Cali, brothers Brian (Celeste) and Bernie (Senora), nephews Michael and Aaron and niece Aiyana, as well as many cousins and dear friends.
Born in 1947, Ruth enjoyed a thriving childhood surrounded by her cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents in the warm ethnocentric environment of the Jewish North End. Active at both summer camps, B’nai Brith and Massad, the YMHA and BBYO, Ruth graduated as the Valedictorian of her grade 11 class at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate. After one-year abroad in Morocco (1967), Ruth returned to the USA to marry. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Ontario to settle into a a 35 year career with the Federal Government. She was blessed with one child, her daughter Beka, whom she raised in Ottawa and where she established many life-long close friendships.
Post retirement (2012), Ruth loved to travel, was active in her Reform Temple and had a keen interest in various leisure activities including yoga, choir and doing volunteer work with seniors. Her last day was typical, spent over a lunch with a close friend, Shayla Mindell, whom we thank for bringing Ruth to hospital on this critical day. Ruth suffered an aorta dissection which came on suddenly and unexpectedly. We thank Drs. Ritcey and Grau of the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their kind and attentive medical intervention. Unfortunately, Ruth succumbed and passed later that day.
We all shall cherish and lovingly remember Ruth’s warmth and generosity. There was never a birthday forgotten, always a gift in hand. Her love of family and friends was a testament to her kindness of spirit. To honor Ruth’s blessed memory, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.