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PINKERTON, Ruth Kerr - September 20, 1926 - December 25, 2012 Ruth (neé Kerr) passed away peacefully in her sleep, early on Christmas Day after a long illness. She had an interesting 86 years, often breaking down barriers in her efforts to get ahead as a woman in the business world. Ruth spent the latter half of her working life in advertising, which she truly enjoyed and only retired when her health demanded it at age 70. She set high standards, expected the best of everyone, but she had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh. A nature lover, Ruth used to spend time canoeing in her beloved Algonquin Park, listening to the loons. She was also a whale-watcher and went on several trips to the research station "Mingan Island Cetacean Society" in Longue Pointe, Quebec. As well, Ruth cherished her memories of the two trips to East Africa, and the enduring friendships that came out of those. She is survived by her daughter Marion Aileen, who will miss her terribly. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery following a private service. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 29, 2012
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