Ruth Marion Bogues (Balkwill) of Lucknow, and formerly of Kincardine, died peacefully, Feb. 25, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of the late William Bogues, who predeceased her in 1986. Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Carberry, Manitoba, daughter of the late Eliza Jane (Ross) and Ewart Balkwill. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda Emmerton of Lucknow; and granddaughters, Cindy Emmerton and partner, Jen Lentinello of Kincardine; and Lori and husband, Tim Weber of Kincardine. Proud great-grandma of Brent (Kim) Weber, and Bobbi Jo Weber; and great-great grandma of Walter. Also survived by her sister, Edith Tyson of Windsor. Predeceased by her siblings, Roy Balkwill, Gord Balkwill, and Mildred Thompson; son-in-law, Lorne Emmerton; and special friend, Tom Eskrick. Ruth loved flowers, especially pink ones, and was a life member of both the Ripley and Kincardine Horticultural Societies. She was the proud wife of a Mason, and was always happy to share a laugh and a visit. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m., with Rev. Lynne Wilson officiating. Spring interment, South Kinloss Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial information on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.