Ruth McDonald

Ruth McDonald (MacLeod)

January 31st, 1935 - August 16th, 2020
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Mary Ruth (Popeye) McDonald (née MacLeod); passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Ewen (the Farmer) McDonald. Devoted mother of her twin daughters, Alexa McDonald and the late Janice McDonald (August 6, 2020). Dear sister of Donald Wendell MacLeod (late Brenda). Ruth is predeceased by her parents Donald Alexander MacLeod and Mary Catherine MacArthur, as well as her cherished sister, Audrey Cumming [late WJ (Bill)], brothers John James (Lorna), Roderick Munro (Gloria) and infant brother Roderick Samuel. Ruth was a feisty lady who remained strong in character and spirit throughout her life. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Alexa and was loved by many extended family members.
Gatherings for both Ruth and Janice are as follows: Family and friends may pay their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Thursday, August 27th, from 7 pm to 9 pm. *Pursuant to maximum attendance regulations, please call the funeral home to pre-register your attendance. Entry will be strictly limited to registered visitors attending at the confirmed time-frame only. Attendees will be required to wear face masks and asked to respect and practice social distancing.*
A Visitation will be held at the Munro and Morris Funeral Homes, 114 Main Street, Alexandria (613-525-2772) on Saturday August 29, 2020 from 11:30 am. to 1:30 pm.
A graveside committal service will be celebrated at St. Raphael’s Cemetery in St. Raphael’s, ON on Saturday at 2:00 pm. Attendees will be required to wear face masks and asked to respect and practice social distancing at all gatherings. Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to the Friends of the Ruins of St. Raphael’s or the St. Andrews United Church (Round Church). As a Memorial to Ruth a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows-memories live.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd. - Alexandria Branch
    114 Main Street South
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks and physical distancing are required.
  • Service

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 2:00pm
    St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church
    19998 King's Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A graveside committal will take place in the Parish cemetery for both Ruth and Janice McDonald (March 3, 1971 - August 6, 2020) Masks and physical distancing are required.
  • Interment

    St. Raphael's Parish Cemetery, St. Raphael's, Ontario.
    Saturday August 29, 2020 at 2 pm. Graveside committal service for both Ruth and Janice McDonald (March 3, 1971 - August 6, 2020) Masks and physical distancing are required.


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Keith MacCuaig

Posted at 03:09pm
We are sorry to hear of Ruth's passing and to the whole family we are sorry for your loss. It was always nice to see her at the round church or over at John and Lorna's farm or a local function where she would ask about everyone and how they were doing. Fond memories Keith and Anlynn MacCuaig

Ed & Audrey MacDonald

Posted at 01:30pm
To you Alexa, the MacLeod Family and the McDonald Family....our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.
I went to the 'Round Church', where Ruth, her parents, and family gathered on Sundays. I also attended the 'Alexandria High School' with Ruth and Audrey......they were popular students as were many members of the 'Farmer McDonald' family.
The last time I saw Ruth, was when she, her sisters-in-law - Catherine and Audrey, sat with Ed and with me at one of the Celtic gatherings a few years ago.....the topics shared were, of course, all about the wonderful fiddle and Scottish music which we all love and enjoy!
It was nice to view all the photos today of 'the twins', Ruth and families.....shared times, shared memories and shared joys - these special things keep our loved ones close.
Our thoughts are with you Alexa - hopefully, we will meet some day,
Audrey (Johnson) and Ed MacDonald.

Sharon and Randy McDonell

Posted at 11:31am
With our sympathy to the MacLeod and McDonald family.

June Baker

Posted at 04:01pm
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother and twin sister. I have many fond memories visiting with your family.

June Baker

Betty McDonell

Posted at 08:55am
Deepest sympathy at the loss of Ruth (Popeye). Bartie thought of the MacLeod family as his brothers and sisters. So many good memories of happier times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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