In memory of
Audrey Margaret Ruscica (nee Finch)
January 20, 1933 -
August 14, 2022
Passed away at home in her 90th year. Sam, Audrey’s beloved husband of over 60 years predeceased Audrey, or Aud, as he always called her, by four months. It’s nice to think of them together again. Audrey is survived by, and will be deeply missed by, son Chris (Tina), daughter Lesley, grandson Adam (Zeinab), and sisters-in-law Joan (Art), Karen and many nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by her brothers Donald (Robina) and Beverly.
Audrey was born to the late Eardley and Anna (nee Davies) Finch on January 20, 1933, in Dorchester Township, Ontario where she grew up on the family farm. Audrey graduated from Branksome Hall in Toronto and then went on to obtain her diploma in Home Economics from the Macdonald Institute, Ontario Agricultural College, and was later awarded an Honorary Companion of the University of Guelph. Audrey always had a book on the go and carried one with her wherever she went. Audrey turned her love of books into a career when she returned to school at Seneca College to earn her Library Techniques diploma which she put to good use working very happily for the Toronto Public Library at several Toronto branches.
Audrey had many hobbies and was an avid quilter and knitter as those who were lucky enough to receive a beautifully crafted quilt or a hand-knitted pair of socks can attest. Several beautiful samples of Audrey’s quilts are hanging at home and the cottage, where many happy times were spent with family and friends. Audrey also enjoyed nothing more than a good British television show and was a Corrie fan for over 50 years.
Audrey, loving wife to Sam and devoted and caring mom to Chris and Lesley, as well as all of the family’s beloved dogs over the years, will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will take place at the Pine Hills Cemetery and Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON, M1K 1R1 on Saturday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Audrey to the Toronto Public Library Foundation https://tplfoundation.ca.