Born on May 4, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2022, with family by her side. Predeceased by her parents Stan and Susan Mitchell, 2nd husband Jim Adkins and brother Stan. She will be sadly missed by her sons Philip (Bev) and Paul and daughter Maureen (Steve) and grandchildren Ryan (Marcede), Camella (Alex), Doug and Steven (Hannah), great-grandchildren Weston, Lochlan, Brody, Caiden and Cohen, her sister Miriam and her Aunt Irene, nieces and nephews.

Ruth grew up in Toronto where she attended Branksome Hall School. Ruth moved to Victoria in 1957 with her family and settled in Cadboro Bay where she raised her 3 children on her own. She was a wonderful mother and loved to cook, when we came home for lunch from school, she would have a hot meal waiting for us. She even cooked for our dogs; they ate very well. We had the best childhood where we made many friends, and some we remain close to still to this day.

Ruth met Jim later in life and they enjoyed 18 wonderful years together until he passed in 1999. Ruth was an accomplished writer, she wrote 2 novels and a poetry book, she loved to write. Over the last few years Ruth started sketching and drawing some amazing pictures. A heartfelt thank you for the care and kindness Ruth received over the years from paramedics, ER staff, Dr’s and nurses.

We love you mom you will forever be with us and in our hearts.

A celebration of life will be held in later spring.

When you feel you have no where to run,

Stop a moment to take in the comfort,

Of the sky – the stars, sun and moon fathomless.

Imagine the infinite possibilities life brings us.

 Look to the sky and smile.

You will know the moon because we are all a part of this beauty.

Let the stars sing.

Let the sun pour over you.

Then still when you feel you have no where to run,

You will do it all over again.

Ruth Adkins

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Giles family

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.
    RIP Ruth.

    Mike and Dianne Giles

  • Marie stodel

    Sorry to hear that your mom has gone. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed visiting her for a cup of tea or coffee.
    I think that Julie just about lived at your house!
    I saw Maureen the most when she bought Avon products from me and very kindly came over to pick them up.

    Again, my heartfelt condolences to you all.
    Marie from Sinclair road

  • Jan Wall (Ritchie)

    She was a kind, gentle person. I remember so many times Paul and I would do something dumb and she would not get made but just smile!

  • Marilyn Newton

    Ruth had a huge heart for others. She was a amazing Mother-in-law even after my marriage ended. She was also a good writer and cook. I will miss talking to her and will miss her. She was a special person.

  • Eileen Woodhead

    Eileen Woodhead
    Always enjoyed chatting with Ruth on the phone. She was a very talented person and I have read her two books she had published. She will be missed as I have known her for such a long time. It is hard to imagine life without her, but until we meet again, I will be thinking of you.

  • Debbie potts

    Maureen I had no idea your mom could write like that,she was a wonderful person I will miss her dearly. She always had a sparkle in her eyes. I miss you Mrs Newton

  • Darlene Ricketts

    Auntie Ruth always had a smile and could light up a room. She loved to bake and cook for everyone. Ruth was an excellent cook, however, writing and art occupied her spare time and she had talent. Sure will miss your loving words as we all will. See you on the other side and enjoy the family reunion.
    With love, Darlene

  • Jan Markham

    Ruth always had an interesting story to tell.
    She loved her family.
    She will be missed.

  • Reta Malcolm

    I didn’t know Ruth that well but I found her very entertaining. I read her novels & enjoyed every page . My thoughts go to her family especially her daughter Maureen who I know the most. Rest In Peace Ruth.

  • Scott Norris

    I always loved the way Auntie Ruth saw the beauty in the simplest of things. She knew this is where true happiness is. She was always easy to talk to and always made me feel good about myself and people around her. I will miss you Auntie Ruth until we meet again. Love your Nephew Scott

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