Frances Ruth Van Os


Frances Ruth Van Os

On Saturday, March 31, 2018 Ruth Van Os peacefully passed away surrounded by an immeasurable amount of love.  Family and friends filled up hallways and rooms of the University hospital on her final day, praying and consoling one another, and recounting favorite memories of time spend.  Since family was always of the utmost importance in her life, we all knew she would not have wanted it any other way.  And although this does not make the pain of losing her any easier it gives our hearts peace to know that in her final hours, she felt just how adored she truly was. To a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, auntie and friend – you are loved.  You are missed.

Ruth is survived by son, Trevor Van Os; daughter, Lana Van Os (Troy Lefage); Lee Martyniuk.  4 grandchildren Jeff Martyniuk (Jenn Lundrigan), Kirsten, Joyce, Steele Van Os and Nova Van Os.  One brother, Ed (Helen) sister, Laurie (Greg) brother in laws Clarence Gelowitz, sister in law, Donna Lord, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ruth is predeased by her parents, Cathrine and Erenest Lord, brother, Ron; sisters, Gail; Cathy, and brother Art.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to the:


 Cross Cancer Institute



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