Ruth Garrod
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Obituary of Ruth Garrod

GARROD, Ruth May "Snooks" (nee Harrison)

86 years passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at "Home" (Country Village Health Care Centre, Woodslee). Gone to be with the love of her life of 63 years, Wesley "Sr." (April 20, 2012). Most precious Mother of Larry (Lorrie), Gary (late Pam McPherson 2012), Doug (late Linda 2006), Nancy Stitzinger (John), Wes Jr. "Snap" (Bev), Jody Farough (Dwight), Jill Gee (Glen Monk), Cheryl Laliberte (Ron Laforce), Les (Laurie) and Susan Garrod (Bob Drouillard). Much loved Gram of Larry Jr (Wendy), Tammie (Jason), Timothy, Mandie, Jeff (Alison), Mike (Jodi), Stephen (Allison), Kevin (Alessia), Beth (Mark), Angela (Dustin), Christie (Marc), J.W., Jeremy, Shawn (Jenn), Jason (Jacqueline), Nick (Katie), Aaron (Laura), Terry (Nicole), Todd, Sarah (Darnez), Tony Jr. (Tiffany), Candace (Sebastian), Matthew (Katherine) and a wonderful Great Gram of 27. Ruth is survived by her brother Jim Harrison of Essex and her "Other Sister" Judy Thompson and husband Stan of Tilbury. Special aunt to Craig, Suzanne, Brett and Megan Harrison and Sheri, Greg and Molly Diemer. Gram will also be fondly remembered by Crystal and Justin. Predeceased by her parents, Olive and Roger Harrison, siblings Jack and Ida Lorraine and in-laws Stan and Julia Garrod. Ruth is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and brother and sisters in law. Ruth dedicated her life to her husband and children, always ready to welcome a new member into the family. Over the years she knitted countless blankets and slippers for many. Visitation will be held at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2 pm with Major Sam Roberts officiating. Interment Country Meadows Cemetery. Donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Windsor Regional Canadian Cancer Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be shared at

"May you find the Peace that has eluded you for so long."