RuthHazel Elaine Halldorsson (Alcock), born March 19, 1948 of Winnipeg, Manitoba


It is with extreme sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunt on October 2, 2021 at the Women’s Hospital.

Ruth is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Marge Alcock ,sister Marlene Wiess, brother Peter Purser(England), brother in law Leslie and nephew Joshua.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Brian, her daughter Lisa Magalas (Scott) and her son Rob. Her grandchildren, Zack (Sarah), Holly (Justin), Ryan (Kylie), and Tanner.Also her great grandchildren, Kailey, Damian, Addy, Mason, Finna, Julie and Robin. Her sister Carole Alcock and her sister in law Louise Halldorsson (Darryl), brother-in-law Len Wiess. Ruth will also be missed by her current three foster girls, Lily, Tara, Kourtney, and long term adult foster daughter Tina, as well as several nieces and nephews (including those in England).

Family was everything to Ruth and being a grandma and great grandma was one of her proudest accomplishments. Ruth was the rock of the family and made every occasion special. She was caring,compassionate,an advocate for others and the best listener without judgement.

Ruth was born in Selkirk, Manitoba. Ruth was married to Brian on May 1, 1965.

Ruth has primarily spent the majority of her life caring for her family and children in care. Ruth created strong relationships with the children she cared for, including her foster children. Throughout the years, she remained in regular contact with many of the children she cared for. Ruth was very proud of the children she cared for and enjoy immensely seeing them grow up.

The family is extremely grateful for the love and support Tina has given to Brian and Ruth, especially during this challenging time with Ruth’s brief battle with cancer. Thank you also to Cancer Care HSC and to the compassionate staff at the Women’s hospital (nurse Sandra ). Ruth was an avid Winnipeg Jets fan and hockey grandma. Ruth is well known for her cooking, baking, gardening, and canning. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted for Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy.

There will be a memorial service held at Cropo Funeral Home, Wednesday October 13, at 10:00am. The memorial service will be available to live stream on the Cropo website.

In accordance with the public health order, all attendees for the memorial service must be double vaccinated.

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Funeral Service

10:00 am
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada