The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

“Mary Ruth”

Great Scott! No­vem­ber 7, 2018 Gin­ger sashayed forth on her fi­nal trip.

Born June 26, 1930 daugh­ter of Maud El­iz­a­beth Macpher­son (d. July 28, 1951) and Harry Wil­fred Crossin (d. No­vem­ber 14, 1973), sis­ter of Bill Macpher­son Crossin (Linda May Keyser).

Mary Ruth was a proud grad­u­ate of Brank­some Hall School, a Brown Owl in the Girl Guide As­so­ci­a­tion and a grad­u­ate of Mac­don­ald Hall, Guelph. Gin­ger was a mem­ber of the Ju­nior League of Toronto, Re­gent of the Ed­ward John­son Chap­ter of the I.O.D.E, Guelph and proudly served as an elected trustee on the Welling­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Dear wife of Theodore Tafel (d. June 22, 2015) for 34 years and proud ’Nana of Nine’, Aimée and Alexan­dra Puthon, Gwynne and Maeve Al­lan­ford, Abi­gail and Katie Al­lan, Marlisa (Joao), Kalli and St­effi Rin­gel­berg,

Mother of John (Kelly South), Betsy (Andy Puthon), Kathy (Patrick Ford), and Bill (Suzi Chick d. No­vem­ber 14, 2013) lived 20 years in Guelph with Max Al­lan (d. Au­gust 4, 2004) to raise their four red heads. Lov­ing step­mom of Lisa (Maarten Rin­gel­berg), Tedi and Carl Tafel.

In March 1981, Gin­ger ac­com­pa­nied Bev Thring to her daugh­ter Mary’s wed­ding in Lon­don, Eng­land, where she met the brides god­fa­ther, Theodore Tafel. They mar­ried Septem­ber 26, 1981, she moved to Toronto, where her life took a new ex­cit­ing course. With the chil­dren of both fam­i­lies tak­ing their steps away from home, Ted and Gin­ger took off too. Fol­low­ing a one-month trip across Asia, they agreed that fly­ing ev­ery other day was not for them. In 1983, they be­gan their fab­u­lous ex­plo­ration of the world with a 6-month trip, in a truck, from Lon­don to Nairobi. Over 34 years and more than 100 trips to­gether, they ex­plored over 140 coun­tries pre­fer­ring the slower longer routes that took them into peo­ple’s homes.

Ted and Gin­ger loved their snow­bird home and friends in San­des­tin, Florida. They shared a love of golf and for many years play­ing six months in Florida and at their Toronto “golf homes” Ladies Golf Club of Toronto and Mis­sis­sauga Golf and Coun­try Club. Friends will be wel­comed by fam­ily on Sat­ur­day, No­vem­ber 10th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West. No flow­ers please. To cel­e­brate Gin­ger’s life; raise a glass, mind your man­ners, be good com­pany and te-da-teda-te-da-te-da.

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