Myrna Ruth (Taylor) Minish

Born: Sun., Sep. 22, 1940
Died: Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

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 M. Ruth Minish
September 22, 1940 – July 18, 2018…………..
Myrna Ruth Minish, 77, of Granger, passed away at her home on July 18, 2018 from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was born September 22, 1940 to the late Roy Charles and Elsie Howell Taylor in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada. She attended primary school and high school in Orillia, finished high school and completed Business College in Hamilton, Ontario. Ruth worked in various secretarial positions including that of executive secretary in John Inglis Ltd of Toronto where she met her husband William (Bill) Minish who was assigned there for Whirlpool Corporation. They married March 2, 1973, and shortly after were transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to build and start a new manufacturing factory.
Ruth is survived by her husband, her brother Robert Taylor of Coldwater, Ontario, half siblings Linda (Art) Porter, Bonnie (Blake) Clarke, and Clinton Taylor of Ontario. She was predeceased by two younger brothers Keith (Ruth) and John Taylor of Ontario. She is also survived by nephew Scott (Lori) Taylor of Bradford, Ontario, niece Katharine (Tony) Altomare of Barrie, Ontario, nephew Kevin (Carey) Taylor of Oro-Medonte, Ontario, brother-in-law Robert (Marveen) Minish, niece Roberta (Jim) Moeschter of Minneapolis, and numerous grand-nephews and nieces. She is also survived by close childhood friend Edith Porter and daughter Kim (Steve) Bonin of Milton, Ontario.
While in Brazil, Ruth studied and became fluent in Portuguese. Also there she developed two lifelong passions, the first starting with a black and white kitten found on the street in Sao Paulo, near her apartment. Samantinho (little Sam) returned with her to the United States and was the first in a long line of little cat people who shared her life and her heart. Her second passion was Duplicate Bridge. In Sao Paulo, she attended a dinner party with Jaime Patino, heir to the Bolivian tin fortunes, then President of the World Bridge Federation, who encouraged her to start playing Duplicate Bridge. It has been a lifelong passion since and Ruth achieved Life Master, Silver Life Master, and Ruby Life Master certification and was on course for Gold Life Master when sadly time ran out for her.
Returning to the United States, the couple lived briefly in Danville, Kentucky, then several years in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and finally in Granger, Indiana, as her husband finished his career with Whirlpool at their Benton Harbor offices. Ruth and her husband enjoyed international travel, visiting many countries and major cities of the world, England and London being her all-time favorites and to which she returned many times.
Per her request, no visitation, funeral or memorial services will take place. Cremation followed by private entombment of her ashes at the Minish plots in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, will occur. Arrangements have been entrusted to Welsheimer Funeral Homes where condolences and memories may be left on their website Memorial contributions to Ruth may be made to Pet Refuge Inc., 4626 So. Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614 and

Charitable donations may be made in Myrna's memory to the following organization:

Pet Refuge
4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

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Roberta Moeschter
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
Aunt Ruth, we will miss you dearly. We're thankful for the many memories we have with which to remember your joyous spirit and warm heart.
Berta, Jim, and Nikki

Lois Erickson
   Posted Sun July 29, 2018
Dear Cousin Bill

My deepest sympathy goes to you with the loss of Ruth, a gracious and beautiful lady. So glad we had the Swedish cousin reunion and the opportunity to visit with you and Ruth. Peace be with you. Lois Erickson

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