Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

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Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

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Ruth Marilyn Goodman was born on 23 May 1915 to Jeanette and Solomon Goodman. She attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a BSc in 1936. She married Dalhousie alumni Irving Pink (BA, 1934; LLB, 1936) and had four sons. They lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, where Ruth Goodman Pink supported the YMCA and the Yarmouth Hospital with fundraising campaigns. She was also active in the Jewish community, serving as national vice president of Hadassah WIZO Canada. The Irving and Ruth Pink Award for Youth Development and Social Justice was first awarded in 2016 to celebrate the couple's legacy of public service and advocacy.


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