HOWARD – Ruth Mary
Passed away peacefully at Monash Medical Centre Clayton
on January 8th 2021
Aged 74 years
Much loved mother and mother in law of
Janet and Mick.
Adored Anna to Charli, Sam, Noah and Finlay.
Farewell old friend. We had some fun & laughter in the ‘Bat Cave’ with our friends. Love & sympathy to Janet, Mick & the children. A brave & independent soul at rest.January 10, 2021
Lyn, Trevor & family.
Ruth was a guide and friend to me when I first started teaching. I respected her greatly, and valued her friendship. Thirty years ago she read a poem at my wedding by Kalil Gibran. It seems appropriate for me to quote him now for Ruth:
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”
Rest in peace RuthJanuary 13, 2021
Ruth was a talented and inspiring teacher and leader, and a wonderful person.January 14, 2021