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Obituary - Ruth McAlpine

Ruth McAlpine

1925 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - McAlpine(2019)

Ruth Elizabeth McAlpine (nee Morin), passed away at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the age of 93 years. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory: sons, David (Rosella) Morin, Glen (Jan) Morin, Leslie (Lavene) Morin and Ted (Marlies) Morin; daughters, Donna (Gordon) Schroeder and Candace (Kevin) Green; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Mable Moller (Peter’s sister) and Mary (Don) Morin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her beloved 1st husband, Peter Morin (April 1973), 2nd husband, Jim McAlpine (July 2003); granddaughter, Jenene Morin (Nov. 2001); brother, Bill Kozroski (Oct. 2018) as well as her parents, Demetri “Jim” and Grace Kozroski (nee Weaver). A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.


  1. Don Gries:
    Feb 12, 2019 at 02:34 PM

    Dear Ted and Marlies and all the Morin Family. We are thinking of you and praying for you in your time of loss. Ruth was a nurse when I started my career in Para medicine at the Medicine Hat hospital. We spoke often when we would run into each other in the hospital. She was highly thought of in the Hospital and a very good and caring mother to her children. We will miss her . Our hearts turn to you in your time of need and we are praying for you all. May God keep you and comfort you in his arms until we all meet again in Heaven. We appreciate the Morin Family. God Bless you all.
    Rev Don Gries ( Joanne)

  2. Bill and Nancy (McAlpine) Cavey:
    Feb 12, 2019 at 02:56 PM

    Bill and I and our children are sad to hear the news of "Grandma" Ruth's death. We were so thankful to have her in our father's life when he needed companionship and since all of us siblings lived out of town. Dad and Ruth were like-minded in so many things. Ruth was so generous to start their life together in Ottawa and made us feel welcome. She called herself a Mother Hen and so she was and recommended a number of true and tried recipes that I have still to this day. I remember she told me that for a period of time she made a pie each day! She was a hard worker and kept house beautifully! Dad and Ruth enjoyed travelling to significant places together, but when they were home (eventually in Calgary) she made sure that they went walking in the mall everyday -- their daily constitutional! She prayed for our family and was always blessed to hear good reports! Though we have not visited with her in quite some time, I was occasionally in touch and I could tell that she still had that sense of humour. We give thanks for her life.

  3. Tanis Macinsky (McAlpine):
    Feb 12, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    My deep sympathies to the Morin family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Ruth was a loving and generous Mom and Grandma and had great courage and strength in times of trouble and adversity. Her unwavering faith and wisdom were a great comfort to all who had the privilege to know her.
    Mike, Tanis (McAlpine), Sam (Catherine) and Jenn Macinsky

    Feb 12, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    Dear Ted and Marlies and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Remember all the happy memories, keep them in your hearts and minds, talk about them often to keep you mom alive for you! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sherry from Rexall

  5. Shirley Heine:
    Feb 13, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    To the Morin family,
    I am saddened to hear of my dear friend’s passing. Ruth and I worked together for many years on paediatrics. I admired her strength, faith, dedication and everlasting friendship. Her life well lived will be my treasured memory. Our sincerest condolences and prayers to all the family.
    Shirley (Mel) Heine

  6. Teresa Pfeifer:
    Feb 14, 2019 at 04:15 PM

    Dear Loralee, Cory, Daniel, Dani, Sarah, and Nathan, and Mr. and Mrs. Morin,
    We are so sorry to hear of your grandma’s and mom’s passing. I know your tight family ties will be such a comfort to you now. Know that friends send love your way. xo,

  7. Shelly Walton MacPhail:
    Feb 14, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    I had the privilege of working with Ruth when I first went to work on pediatrics at MHRH in 1977. She was also one of my nurses when I was on Pediatrics as a kid! My deepest sympathy to all of her family, it looks like she had a good long life. May she now rest in peace. Shelly Walton MacPhail

  8. Gary and Shirley Holden:
    Feb 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Dave, Rosella and family--You are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace at this time. "Lord, hold this family close in your Loving Arms and give them strength for this day and the days to follow. Let them know peace in their hearts and lives".
    I had the privilege of working with your Mom on many shifts at the hospital in MH--we worked well together but we also had good 'life talks' and good laughs.
    We love you and wish we could be with you today but know we will be praying for you all during the service. Love you--
    Gary and Shirley

  9. Gloria Vair:
    Feb 15, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    I am sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I worked with her in the late 1960’s & early 70’s, on Pediatrics. She was always organized, responsible & caring, never complained about her duties at work or at home, took all her stride with a smile on her face. As family, know that she was respected & valued by those in her field of nursing care.

  10. Lois McAlpine:
    Feb 15, 2019 at 01:29 PM

    Praying for you as you celebrate the life of your Mom today. She spoke of you all with such deep love!

  11. Anne Knoll:
    Feb 16, 2019 at 03:53 PM

    Dear David and Rosella, Loralee and Cory and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your beloved Mother's and Grandmother's passing. Thinking of you.



  12. Garry & Marlene Quiring:
    Feb 18, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    We were sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. We remember her fondly as a wonderful, generous person and friend to our mom, Della Quiring. She was like a sister to mom. She and Jim invited her to join them on one of their Holy Land trips and we had numerous Sunday brunches with them. Della loved being their next door neighbour in her Palliser condo. Our condolences to Ruth’s family.

  13. Jean and Walter Kipp:
    Feb 18, 2019 at 03:32 PM

    Dear Donna and Gordon and extended family,
    In my very first year after graduating from nursing (1968), I worked with and learned from your mother on the pediatric unit of MHGH. I was blessed to know her and see her faith in action in the workplace. She was definitely a role model for me in many aspects of life. Over the years it has been wonderful to stay connected with friends I made that year in Medicine Hat and to hear about `Mrs. Morin` regularly.
    May you find comfort in this time of loss and grief. May your memories and faith encourage you daily. May God`s timing of her passing be well with your soul. With love and prayers, Jean (and Walter) Kipp

  14. Jane McAlpine Forster:
    Feb 18, 2019 at 08:13 PM

    My sympathy to all of Ruth's children and my Uncle Jim's children and all grandchildren. Our Mom, Sadie McAlpine enjoyed her so much when she and Uncle Jim visited.

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