Brown, Ruth Caren Elaine

(July 13, 1947-January 14, 2023)

It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of Ruth Brown (neé Chokan) surrounded by family on January 14, 2023. Predeceased by her beloved husband William Brown, parents John and Rita and siblings David (Karen), Bruce and Jack (Betty). Survived by her loving sister Debbie (Roger) and brother Ken (Terry), son Daren Farnel and daughters Dawn Farnel-Calback (Lorne) and Deanna Belaire (Brian). Cherished nanny to Zachary, Rebecca, Nathan, Brady, Thomas and Luke. Adored by nieces and nephews Dean (predeceased), Kerry, Tracy, Dale, Linda, Wendy, Bonnie, Sherry, Jody, Jenny, Chris, their spouses and children. Will be missed by friends and coworkers across her lifetime especially at Extendicare York, where she was a nurse for decades. 

There will be no formal services in respect of Ruth’s wishes. Friends and family are welcome to attend at the family home for an informal gathering on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice is appreciated. 

A special thank you to the excellent care by Bayshore and especially Jade, a kind and wonderful nurse. Ruth was Nanny to all and helped others through her career as a caring nurse. 

She will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.


13 Condolences

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    By: The Gardner Family
    January 23, 2023
  2. Our condolences to Ruth’s family and Debbie. Ruth was a very pleasant person with a good sense of humor.

    By: Jackie and Richard Gauthier
    January 21, 2023
  3. Ruth was one of the first nurses I had the pleasure of showing me the ropes as a student and supported me through the first half of my career in the nursing field. She was great friends with my late mother in law Leanne Redner whom always spoke highly of their friendships and adventures at York and after hours. Always a supportive hand on the floor and willing to go above and beyond for everyone. Debbie my warmest thoughts to you durning this difficult time I know how close you two were and always enjoyed the banter and love you guys shared on and off the floor. Rest Easy Ruth

    By: Melonie Redner
    January 16, 2023
  4. She was a beautiful soul I enjoyed working with her for many years at Extendicare York where she was loved by all and where she gave her heart and soul to all her patients . We had many fun years of bowling with the «  Gutter Dusters « .She will certainly be missed .
    Rest In Peace my friend xo

    By: Tina and Paul Lecompte
    January 16, 2023
  5. I worked 23 years at Extendicare with Ruth and Debbie. We were like furniture there. We’ve had some really great memories working together and after hours get togethers. Ruth was always willing to listen, she was a strong voice of reasoning and I appreciated her perspective. Debbie my deepest condolences you were so close as sister’s. I know there’s going to be a huge hole without her by your side. My thoughts and prayers goes out to all of you.

    By: Judy Cranston
    January 16, 2023
  6. My Sincerest condolences to Ruth’s family and her sister Debbie. I worked with Ruth at Extendicare for a couple of years. She was an amazing soul and will be greatly missed by many!

    By: Tabitha Way
    January 16, 2023
  7. Sorry for your loss. Have know Ruth for many years.
    Happen to see her a few months ago as I was waiting for a Dr appointment.
    As she went by me she stopped and looked at me and said (those look like Latendre eyes).
    Not sure how see notice as I had a mask on and had not seen her for years. We had a nice short conversation .

    May she rest in peace

    By: Bonnie Latendre
    January 16, 2023
  8. I bowled against Ruth & Her team on Tuesday Night Leagues at Garson Bowl. My sincere condolences to Ruthy and her Family. She will be greatly missed by many, and remembered to as the funny, kind, sweet, loving soul that she was.

    By: Lora Ricketson
    January 16, 2023
  9. I too, worked with Ruth for many years💜 Lots of laughs while we worked. She was a gentle, compassionate caregiver. To Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Ruth’s. Hug each other a little tighter. Speak of her often, and celebrate the life she selflessly shared with all of you. My condolences to Ruth’s extended family, at Extendicare York💔🙏🏽🫶🏽

    By: Vickie Perreault
    January 16, 2023
  10. Sherry & John,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Rita and Paul

    By: Rita and Paul saunders
    January 16, 2023
  11. I worked with Ruth for many years. Condolences to the entire family.
    May she Rest In Peace.

    By: Cheryl Bertrand
    January 16, 2023
  12. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, the family, and friends at this difficult time. Love Caroline and George ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By: Caroline and George Edwardson
    January 16, 2023
  13. So sorry to hear of your loss!
    Ruth was an exceptional caring person!
    She will be missed by all.
    My heart goes out to the family!

    By: Gloria Cole
    January 16, 2023

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