We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Ruth Anne Palmer at the age of 82, at Chester Village Retirement Home in Toronto. Ruth was born in Wheatley Ontario, the middle child of Henry and Mary Kornelsen, (nee Enns). She is predeceased by her parents, sister Marlene (Ron) Dumouchelle, brothers John (Sherry) and Herb (Clara) Kornelsen. She will be missed by her sister Margreta (Stan) Gronski, nephews and nieces, Deanne and John, David and Wasif, Wayne and Wendy, Doug and Trish, Andrea and Sam, Drew and Deanna.
Ruth started her working career in Wheatley Ontario as a Bell telephone operator. After graduation from London Teacher’s College she taught in a rural schoolhouse in Mersea Township. One of her duties was to keep the pot bellied stove burning. She decided this career was not for her and took a job with North American Life in Toronto becoming a group pension supervisor. Later she graduated from the Honeywell Institute and took a job as a computer programmer with CIBC.
Ruth loved to read, was an avid card player, loved crosswords and in her later years did lots of Fillin word puzzles.
There will be a visitation at 1pm followed by a memorial service at 2pm on Sunday December 12, 2021, at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough, M1M1N5. Only double vaccinated people may attend. Due to covid there will not be a reception. Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada (mcccanada.ca) or Chester Village Retirement Home (chestervillage.ca) by visiting the tab above.