Ruby Keith

Ruby Ilene Keith (Bannister)

Tuesday, July 15th, 1930 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Keith, Ruby Ilene (nee Bannister)

Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in her 90th years.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Lt. Cmdr. Robert John Keith (retired) (1996). Loving mother of Bob Keith (Ingrid), Kelly Sherwin (John), Keith Mark Keith (Debra) and Patrick Joseph Andrew Keith (Ellen). Cherished grandmother of Jeff, Scott, Keith, Kathleen, Dallas and great grandmother of Juniper, Roman and Cecily
Dear sister of Lyle Bannister and predeceased by siblings Shirley, Ann and Roy.

Ruby held the rank of Lieutenant in the Canadian Navy Reserve, she taught at the riffle range and lovingly knitted mittens for the children of Fitch Street School.

In keeping with Ruby’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will hold a private memorial
service at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to any local animal shelter or Covenant House, Terry Fox Foundation or the World Wild Life Foundation.

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Joanne Lepore

Posted at 08:33pm
So very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother Ruby. I will remember the faces of the countless children who “won” kindness mittens, lovingly knitted by Ruby, as well as those children who needed the mittens because they had none. Ruby’s kindness was always well known among the staff and students of Fitch Street School. She was a blessing and she will surely be missed.
Joanne Lepore


Posted at 01:59pm
So sorry to hear about Ruby's passing. We were next door neighbors on Willson Crossing for a number of years and found her to be very friendly and kind.
We will miss her.


Rob and Mary Joan Furtney

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