Margaret Ruth Brownley passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021. Age 85 years.

Predeceased by her parents Harry and Ethel Farr. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Basil Brownley for 64 years. Loving mother of Ron Jr., and Donna Gillis (Ken). Cherished Grandma of Katie (Kyle), Kelly (Jason), and Meaghan (Trevor). Great Grandma of Emily, Sam, Lachlann, and Thorin. Dear sister of Marilyn, Jackie, and the late Tommy. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A private Family Service to take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Dunchurch Library or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


Ron and Ruth were our neighbors for the length of time they lived in Dunchurch. They were the best neighbors and friends and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy in their loss. Anne and family

-Anne Taylor

Chris and I would like to send our condolences to Ruth and Ron,s family. Ruth was one of our euchre players and we enjoyed having her in our group. Another loss of old friends.

-Marlane Andersen

There is nothing one can say when you loose your loved one to make it any easier but know that Aunt Ruth meant the world to me! She was beautiful inside and out and forever will hold a place in my heart next to my sons and Mom and Dad! thinking of you all at this time sending love!

-Margaret Ostertag

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brownley family at this very sad time. Ron and Ruth were seasonal campers at Holiday Point for many years and are truly missed by everyone here. They were always out and about garage at garage sales on weekends socializing and bringing items back that they had found for someone in the camp. A very special couple Lloyd and I have many memories.

Lynn and Lloyd

-Lloyd & Lynn Rutherford

I was a young girl when I first met Ruth as one of my leaders in the 1st Richmond Hill Brownies. Later Ruth & Ron's lovely daughter Donna married my brother. Ruth was a kind generous lady with a beautiful heart. Condolences to Ronnie, Donna & Ken and families

-Cheryl & John Love

I had the privilege of working with Ruth as my library board chair for many years. Her support helped shape the librarian I became and the library into the beautiful gathering place it is today. What an honour that the library was chosen to be a recipient of expressions of sympathy. The Whitestone community was very lucky to have her and she will be missed.

-Lori Guillemette

Ronnie & Donna and families
Bill & I would like to send our condolence to you and your extended families. I spoke with ruth about 3 weeks and settling into The Gardens.
We had many good memories spending time having a B.B.Q. at the lake or just visiting having a cup of tea at the house.
Ron & Ruth will be missed.
Our prayers are with you. Formerly of Dunchurch now Burks Falls.
Regards jean & bill fraser

-Jean & Bill Fraser

My sincere condolences on the lose of Ruth
I remember her well, she was a beautiful soul and was always so kind to me. Prayers to the family and all her luved ones. Janice

-Janice Shelton

My deepest sympathies to Ron, Donna and the entire family.

For me personally, Ruth was a favourite neighbour who I truly believed was amazing inspiring lady.

As a kid of the 70s/teen of the 80s, she exemplified self acceptance, and positive self-esteem​ to young girls decades before we used those terms, or worried about such things when raising young women. As such, she was both a role model and Pioneer in my eyes, as
these were very valueble lessons to learn as a young girl navigating her way.

She will always be remembered fondly me. In her memory I will pay it forward & make it my mission to try and positively inspire one young girl as she for me.

Take care of each other,
Jodi Gray 💛

-Jodi Gray

Ron and Donna, my sincere condolences to you and your families. I have fond memories of them.

-Shirley Murray (Whitehead)

So sorry about your Mom. She was such good friend. Condolences to you and Donna

Barb Henderson

-Barbara Henderson