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Ruth Margaret Overton, age 96, of Toronto, passed away on November 13 2023 ,as she had hoped, quickly, and in her own home. Ruth was born in Toronto on March 8, 1927 as one of three children to George (Augusta) Sperian. Her sister, Phyllis, passed away at 6 mths and Ruth was predeceased by her brother James ( Ruth) Sperian.
Ruth was predeceased 18 years by her husband, Thomas James Overton. They had 2 children, Jeffrey Thomas (Lisa) Overton and Ellen Ruth Overton. She was the proud grandmother to Dawson James (Katrina) Overton. She was the beloved aunt of Ian (Catherine) Sperian and their children Evan and Charlotte. Aunt to Mike (April) and Gary (Val) Walters. Aunt to Lori Bell.
Ruth worked as a bookkeeper at Kodak until she chose to stay home to raise her family. She grew up in and loved the High Park area. She and Tom then purchased their house on Harrow when the area was still in development and remained in the same home until her passing. Despite loving the family cottage in Muskoka, she often referred to herself as a "city girl". Ruth loved to dance and often told stories of the dances at the Palais Royale with their friends the Kings and Mills. Over the years she volunteered at a local nursing home then with Tom at the local Meals on Wheels. Ruth and Tom were able to have a number of trips overseas and she was always thankful that they got them in when they did. Ruth had a strong faith and attended the Keele Street Christian Church until the covid closures then followed the services online. In her later years she and her best friend Fran Hughes would attend the exercise classes at the Symes 55 seniors center or head to Yorkdale to check out the sales. She always put the needs of others first. She will be dearly missed.
Special thanks to Toronto Living Care Services.
Donations can be made to the Keele Street Christian Church, your local humane society or food bank.