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"GWY" 2003 Obituary


GWYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
HARLEY, Ruth Margaret (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 94, in Ottawa. She was the deeply loved mother of Rory (Andrew) HARLEY, of her daughter-in-law Jane HARLEY and of her grand_sons Christopher and Michael. She was loved deeply also by her son-in-law Richard GWYN and by her daughter-in-law Danielle FRASER. She was cherished no less by her many life-long Friends, including Jerry and Helen O'BRIEN and by their daughters Sarah and Jayne and by Christian PAVEY, who all regarded her as their grandmother.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ruth HARLEY studied at Saint Mary's Academy in Winnipeg and then moved with her parents George and Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR to Saint John's, Newfoundland There she met and married Claude FRASER; both of their children, Sandra Fraser GWYN and Nicholas FRASER, predeceased her. After Claude's death in 1944, she married naval officer Frank HARLEY of Glasgow, Scotland, who also predeceased her. They settled in Ottawa.
By her wit, her acute intelligence, and the warmth of her hospitality, Ruth HARLEY maintained an exceptionally wide circle of Friends, from Newfoundland, from her navy days, and from Ottawa. They, and others, may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road on Thursday, March 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 940 Rex Avenue on Friday, March 7, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory can be made to the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

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