Ruth Mary (Braithwaite) Boyce of Stratford passed away peacefully a few days before her 93rd  birthday at Greenwood Court on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  She was born in Toronto, daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Hannah) Braithwaite.  Predeceased by Robert, her best friend, true love and husband of 68 years, Ruth was the loving mother of Alan Boyce, Jeff Boyce and Lisa Yates (Ken Beadle), and was grandmother to Ian, Scott, Patrick, Johanna, and Jacqueline.

Ruth was predeceased by her sister Betty Fullerton, brother Willard Braithwaite, and daughter-in-law Joyce Hodgins.

Family was first and foremost in Ruth’s life and her friendships with the Kiwins and her bridge clubs, along with her interest in painting, glass work, and travel kept her busy and happy.

Ruth kept a special place in her heart for her and Bob’s “Grey Cup Gang.”  For over 70 years, the same group of friends gathered to watch the Grey Cup game or for whatever other occasion they could find.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday November 13th  at 11:00 a.m. at Avondale United Church, Stratford.  There will be a reception to celebrate the lives of Ruth and Bob at the Stratford Country Club immediately after the funeral service. 

Proof of double vaccination will be required to attend either of these events.  The service will be livestreamed on Avondale’s YouTube channel available from, or at

Ruth’s ashes will be scattered at God’s Holy Acre (St. James Church Stratford) at a later time.

The family would like to thank the staff at Greenwood Court for their loving care of Ruth.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Women’s College Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice, through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, ON. 519-271-7411.

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