Thursday, June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024


Ruth Adele “Del” St. Lawrence (nee McGregor) passed on to the great beyond on June 27, 2011 at the age of 81; peacefully, at the Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island, BC. She was predeceased by her parents Allister and Ruth McGregor of Morden, MB; brother Roy, and five dogs Paddy, Bip, Laddy, Sun Ye, and Cher. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Desmond who will miss his “PB” very much. Also left to mourn her loss are her sons Roy (Eva), Keith (Savita), and Sterling (Gina) and grandchildren Connor and Katja. Del received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba in 1952 and went on to work at The Bay Downtown Winnipeg on their floor and window displays. After having children Del focused on being a mom and homemaker. Her creative spirit inspired many and was put to use volunteering at the City of Winnipeg Assiniboine Park Conservatory and the Assiniboine Park Zoo, where she was a Zoo Docent in the Discovery Centre and education facility as well as contributing drawings to the zoo newsletter. She moved with her husband to Salt Spring Island, BC in December of 1996 to enjoy her love of tall ships and the sea. She will be missed by all who remember her wonderful affection, sense of humour and friendly smile. The family would like to thank the kind care and attention given to Del by the nurses and doctors of the Lady Minto Hospital in Ganges, SSI, BC. Des and family wish to invite family and friends to a celebration of Del?s life in Winnipeg, MB at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in the afternoon of August 6, 2011; time to be announced. Service and interment with celebration to follow. Contact Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens (204 885 9715).  Donations may be made to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu of Flowers.  Online condolences may be offered at

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