Ruth Evelyn Shipman (Anderson) – Passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on June 9, 2017. In her 93rd year. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, John, and her children Ellen, Anne (Jo Bossart) Mona (Steve Joudry), Gerry (Mary McDowall), and Peter (Kelly Snodden). She was Grannie to 14 and Great-Grannie to 11. She was known to her many nieces, nephews and family friends as Auntie Ruth, and countless others as the “beach Grannie”. She will be remembered as a kind and loving mother, and a fun-loving Grannie and Auntie. Ruth was predeceased by her parents George and Mabel, five sisters and two brothers.

Ruth had a 47-year career as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) for her entire career, serving her fellow nurses at the chapter, region, and board levels of this organization. Ruth learned to sail about the same time as she became a grandmother and had many sailing adventures with John and friends in the Caribbean Sea.

More than anything, Ruth loved children and will be forever remembered by those that were lucky enough to call her Grannie. Her greatest joy and comfort in her final time was seeing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren flourish. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or SickKids Foundation.