Gary Ruston

Obituary of Gary Ruston

RUSTON, Gary William "Shake"

passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 75 years. Beloved husband of Donna for 53 years. Cherished Dad of Lisa Marie McKay (Tom Caza) and Jamie Ruston (Roxanne). He was proud to be an honorary Grandpa of Madison and Xander Bygrove and Florie and Andrew Matthews. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Shirley Ruston and his in-laws Stefan and Natalia Wojtala. Dearest brother of his twin Wayne "Yogi" (late Sandy 2004), Barb Noel (Tom Harshaw), Rick, Stephen (Anne). He will also be remembered and missed by Donna's siblings Christine Sadler (Wally), Steve Wojtala (late Judy), Rick Wojtala, late Joanne Wojtala, his additional in-laws, Moe Noel, Cathy Ruston, Lynn Imeson (Neal) and many nieces and nephews. Gary retired from GM Trim Plant in 1999 after 32 years of service. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a big fan of the Leamington Flyers. One of his favourite past times was fishing with his buddy Dave. The family would like to give special thanks for the care shown to them from Julie at St. Elizabeths, Dr. Child for 50 years of care, Dr. Elsdon and Dr. John Matthews. In following Gary's wishes, a private family graveside service will take place. If desired memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences, Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) by contacting Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends may share their memories online at

US - Life's Journey

From high school sweethearts to old age pensioners,

Together we walked life's path.

With Many years we have been blessed.

Much joy we shared and sadness too.

We found our way to get through each day.

Now comes my greatest test.

I must wait here as you have now

entered Heaven's Gate.

You fought your battle with grace and strength.

And certainly you have earned much needed rest.

We will walk together when my time

is here and until then,

in my heart I will keep you near.

As two we were stronger through it all.

Now I stand and wait for you to call.

Then we will walk our next path together.