Crawford-Evelyn “Ruth” of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, on Sunday, October 9th, 2016, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late William Crawford. Loved mother of Marilyn Player (late Ray) of St. Thomas, Wayne Gale (Judy) of Welland and Michael Gale of Welland. Step-mother of the late Daniel Crawford. Loved grandmother of Tari Pardey (Dennis) and her late husband Rick Pardey, Robert Player (Nikki), Jenny Owles (late Kai), Robin Tessier (Steve), Rene, Jaclyn and Travis Crawford. Also survived by a number of great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Edna Ruzanske (late Daniel) and Dorothy Simons (Orlin). Predeceased by brothers Ray, Gordon, Reginald, William and infant brother Donald and a sister Agnes Barrett. Ruth was born in Welland on July 23rd, 1931, the son of the late Leonard and Agnes (Knox) Barrett. A private family service will be held on October 22nd, 2016. Entombment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.