In addition to the in-person service at the cemetery, the funeral will also be live-streamed. To view the service virtually, please go to on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

After 105 long and meaningful years , Ruth Wolfish-Rotman born on May 28, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in the early morning hours on Tuesday March 19 2024, after a long struggle with health complications.

Married at 60 years old to the late Manny Rotman, the couple then moved to Israel for 20 years. Ruth also leaves behind a lasting legacy of activistim and volunteer work with Na’amat Canada (Pioneer Woman) serving as a former chapter and national president. Ruth continued to be involved with the organization staying active and helping to mentor and engage with other members well after turning 100.

Despite never having children of her own the nieces and nephews consisting of Joanne Wynne Bleier, Wendy Wynne, Melinda Laventhall, Jamie Wynne, Charles Bleier, and Peter Laventhall were her children along with Manny Rotman’s family.

As time went on she watched as her family grew and eagerly welcomed Great Nieces and Nephews from her late siblings.

Paul and Andrea Bleier, Tarah Bleier, Samantha(Wynne) and Daniel Hillman, Jeremy Wynne, Thalia and Rory Wasserman as well as Josh and Ashley Laventhall all shared a deep bond and many fond memories with her over the years.

Thankfully her long life allowed her to meet and become a Great Great Aunt to Bryce and Sawyer Bleier, Yael Hillman, Rylah and Zoey Wasserman and Aiden Laventhall-Wolfish.

The family wishes to thank her longtime caregiver Mildred for her years of compassionate care and companionship in helping ensure Ruth maintained as full and engaging a life as possible despite her health challenges.

She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. The family also extends a heartfelt thank you to the medical doctors and dedicated nurses involved in her care at Sunnybrook.

Memorial donations may be made to Na’amat Canada (