Ruth McColl


McColl, Ruth…

Peacefully at Chartwell Long Term Care Residence, Parkhill, Ontario, on Monday, January 11th, 2021, Ruth Isabel McColl (née Brown) of London, Ontario, in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Alexander "Alex" McColl.  Loving mother of David McColl and his wife, Jane Bowley, of Appin, Dr. Donald McColl and his wife, Ann, of London, Duncan McColl of Ilderton (with Debby Candler), Marion Wood and her husband, Alan Wood, of Ilderton, and Holly McColl of London.  Predeceased by her parents, James C. Brown and Grace E. Brown (née McLachlan), her infant brother, James "Douglas" Brown, Gordon and his spouse Helen Brown, Dr. Alan and his spouse Shirley Brown, her brothers-in-law, Samuel McColl and Stewart McColl, and also her grandson, Benjamin Alexander McColl.

Survived by her brother, Ross Brown, and sister, Barbara Brown, of Tupperville.  Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Gertrude McColl, of Glencoe, and Viola McColl, of Dutton.  Loved by her grandchildren Eliza (with Justin Meade) and Grace McColl, Charlotte McColl, Samuel, Jacob and Aidan McColl, Dr. Amy Janzwood and her husband, Scott and Rebecca Wood.  Also missed by her nieces and nephews and their families.

Gas station attendant, apprentice farmer, musician, school teacher (trained at London Normal School), voracious reader, gardener, tamer of crossword puzzles and luminous voice in church - in a world of vainglory, as humble as can be. The family is grateful for the exemplary care provided by Dr. A. Whynot and the staff of Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care Residence.

The family also wishes to acknowledge the thoroughgoing care of Dr. V. Rajgopal and the staff of Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

All those attending the funeral home are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. The PRIVATE funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home. Friends are invited to watch the funeral service live from the comfort of their homes, by visiting or our website ( and clicking on the YouTube logo. Interment in The Covenanted Baptist Cemetery, Melbourne, Ontario.

As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care Residence, 250 Tain Street, Parkhill, Ontario, N0M 2K0 or to Friends of Medway Creek, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario, N5V 5B9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at