Ruby Burrows is Lacey Burrows' aunt. Prior to the start of the series, she owned the Cafe beside Corner Gas in Dog River. When she passed away, the Cafe was left to her niece, Lacey. Lacey originally had trouble fitting in to the small town, as she was from Toronto, but by season three she had adjusted to small town life. In Ruby Reborn, Lacey renamed the cafe the Ruby in her aunt's honour.