Ruth Bullock (nee Fraser) was born 1909 in Trout Lake, West Kootenay District, B.C. She attended school until age 10 when her father was killed in a mining explosion leaving her mother as the single support of five small children. the family later moved to a sheep ranch on Salt Spring Island. Ruth left the farm at age 17 to work as a domestic in Hatsic for $15-month. Ruth was a feminist dedicated to reproductive rights education and advocated for legal abortion. In 1934, she joined the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) a social democratic party. She met her husband, Reginald Walter Bullock (trade unionist, CCF member, boilermaker) in 1938. The Bullocks left the CCF and Communist Party during WWII in protest of the organizations’ support for the war effort, subsequently joining the Canadian Trotskyist movement in Vancouver until the branch disbanded in 1985. When Socialist Challenge/Gauche socialiste was recognized by the Fourth International Ruth declared her support and remained an active supporter. In her later years, she managed Vanguard Bookstore, a distributor of radical literature. Ruth died 1994 in North Vancouver.