Passed away suddenly on March 17, 2013 with family by her side at 77 years of age. Beloved wife of Stephen with whom she celebrated 59 ½ years of marriage. Loving mother of Marj and husband Ron Garant, Laurie Kowtiuk and  Paul Desjardins, Anita and husband Dan Bleasby. Treasured grandmother of Bradley (Shannon), Brandon (Kerri), Josh, Greg (Kailey) and Tabitha. GG of Cole, Sydney, Sierra, Tyler, Brodie, Mylee and Mason. Sister of Bill Herniman, Gloria Musgrove and the late Leo Herniman. She will be sadly missed by the entire McMurren family. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ruby was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion # 201 Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of the Essex and Community Historical Research Society. Ruby is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Legion Service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the funeral  home. Interment to follow at Country Meadows cemetery. Donations may be made to the ECHRS. You may send your condolences on Ruby’s Tribute Wall online at

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