At the Breckenridge Ashcroft Funeral Home in Owen Sound
MATTHIES, Ruth (nee Turley)
Ruth, of Owen Sound, formerly of Kitchener, ON, passed away at Mapleview Long Term Care, on Thursday May 9,2019 in her 104th year. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gordon (1999). Also by her siblings Lillian, Alfred, Violet, Martha, Wilburn and Marion. She is survived by sister Margaret. (Nana) Ruth will be missed by her son Paul, daughter-in-law Lynda, her grandchildren Mike (Therese), Gillian, Andrew and Lara (Brandon) as well as her great grandchildren Finley and Willow.
Ruth was born in Ashworth ON, near Huntsville and was raised in Galt (Cambridge) ON. She worked for Bell Canada there until her marriage to Gordon in April 1941. They owned and operated a General Store in Floradale ON, near Elmira. Their son Paul was born in 1944. They relocated to Kitchener in 1949. Ruth worked as a Switchboard Operator at the KW Hospital and later at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfred Laurier U).
In Kitchener, she and Gordon were dedicated members of St Peter's Lutheran Church, where Ruth taught Sunday School for many years. They moved to Owen Sound in 1995 and were members of The Lutheran Church of our Saviour, where Ruth was an active member of the Altar Guild for a number of years.
Friends will be received at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241 9th St W, Owen Sound on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 4-6 pm. A private family funeral and interment service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lutheran Church of our Saviour, Owen Sound, or to a charity of your choice.
Memorial online at www.breckenridgeashcroft.com
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