In memory of

Ruth Cargill

October 27, 1961 -  March 9, 2023

On October 27th 1961 A beautiful baby girl was born to the proud parents of Alfred and Roslyn Knowles who was given the name Ruth Vernel affectionately known to every one as Vernie. Ruth was the first girl and second child born to this union.

Ruth started her education at Oakes field primary in 1966 and then went onto Jordan Prince William high school in 1972. She then moved onto finish high school at CC sweeting senior high school in 1975. In 1981 Ruth started work at Cat Cay Bahamas as a customer service agent.1984 Ruth Married Arnold Cargill where they remained married until the time of his death in 1989. She moved onto work in the Shoal restaurant as a cashier in 1988. Shortly after starting her job at the Shoal Restaurant Ruth moved onto Atlantis Paradise Island in 1989 as a Switch Board operator. In the Year of 2004 she became employed at the double dd’s restaurant as a cook. In 2017 Ruth Migrated to Canada with her two sons in search of a better life. There she volunteered her time and service to various food programs. She would extend her hand to many wherever she could assist.

In February 2023 Ruth was admitted to Scarborough General Hospital and underwent a series of tests only to be diagnosed with cancer. Ruth was later discharged only to be admitted again a short time later. After being admitted again her health and mobility took a downward spiral. Ruth expressed her love for God even through her declining health at the hospital. She was surrounded by love ones who wanted to see the strong Ruth that we always knew her to be. Very early in the morning on March 9th her beautiful soul left her body. We are Very saddened by this but glad to know the suffering is no more.

Left to mourn are her five children Shonel Rolle, Gardenia Ritchie,Andrea Adeyemo, Elgeron Johnson and Theron Nixon. Two Sons in law Richard Rolle and Adewale Adeyemo. Grand children Iiesha(Monty),Gabrielle (Francio), Richard Rolle jr,Rayne ,Garth, Cartier, Pedro jr and Brooklyn . Great grandchildren Skylar, Armani and Francio jr. Three brothers Rodger, Sean and John Knowles. Two sisters Amanda Knowles and Elizabeth Johnson. One sister in law Kedash Knowles. One brother in law Tristian Johnson. Nieces and nephews include Avarelle and Ronnel Williams ,Ivar and Garneshia Lightbourne Aidan, Shacara,Tevon and Karmel Knowles. Iiana, Johnisha, Sebastian, Soren, Fabian and Jordan. Grandnephews include Ronnel jr, Hezekiah, Josiah and Ivar jrCousins include Yvonne, Loretta, Jeffrey, Andrew, Phillip and Salatial Jr. Stacy and Catherine, Glenroy and Rubymae Russell, Brenda, Richard Sands, Jen, Mary, Kayla and Wanda. Kenton and Fiona. Dwight Allen, Ricardo, Rakell and Dale, Godmother Esther Winder. Godsisters and brothers Sharon, Debbie, Raymond, Barry and Brennie. Numerous relatives and friends including Theophilus Nixon, Melonie and Stanford Knowles, Shavonne and Charlayne, Joel, Jill and Jenny, Dawn, Allie, Cledia and Toya, Denovia and Cleo, Monique, Ritchie, Gloria, Gatorade, Una and Sandra, Lynn, Denise, Dell, Portia Senior


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Shonel Rolle (Daughter)

Entered March 11, 2023 from Nassau Bahamas

Love you Mom

Indira (Friend)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Toronto, Ontario

I don’t know who I’m going to call now to get the latest! You were more than a friend to me you were like a mother! Gonna miss you! Your cooking and your company! Until we meet again! Sleep in heavenly peace!

Alenso Joseph (Friend coworker)

Entered March 17, 2023

Sorry for you loss bro

Amanda Knowles (Sister)

Entered March 18, 2023 from Covington la

Missing you sista

Avarelle Williams (Niece)

Entered March 18, 2023 from New Orleans, LA

I extend my love, prayers and encouragement to our family as you partake in the difficult task of laying our dear Auntie Ruth to rest! There are no words that I can say to replace the sorrow and pain but I pray you find solace in knowing that she is in heavenly peace as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:8 that it is preferred to be absent from the body and present with the Lord!


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