The death has been announced of Jeanette Runciman, wife of Senator Bob Runciman, last Thursday afternoon. The couple were leaving the Brockville General Hospital when Mrs. Runciman was hit by a car in the parking lot. The SUV had, apparently, been backing out of a parking place when it hit Mrs. Runciman. Police are investigating and have not released details of the accident, nor the name of the driver of the vehicle. Mrs. Runciman was 77 years old, the same age as her husband, and the couple had been married for 56 years.
Tributes to Jeannette Runciman came in from M.P. Michael Barrett and MPP Steve Clark, among many other friends and colleagues.
A funeral service for Mrs. Runciman will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Brockville. A reception will follow at the Brockville Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Leeds-Grenville SPCA.