ANDERSON, Mrs. Ruth (nee Dawson), of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, St. Thomas, passed away at her late residence on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in her 99th year. Wife of the late George E. Anderson (2000). Mother of Richard G. “Dick” Anderson and his wife Donna of St. Thomas, and grandmother of Deputy Chief Richard “Rick” Anderson of Angus, and the late Kenneth Anderson (2007). Great grandmother of Taylor Anderson of St. Thomas, R. D. “Rick” Anderson of BC, and Ryan Anderson of Angus. Special aunt of John Anderson and his wife Lillian, and nanna of Katie and Becky. Also survived by several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A sister, Jeanne L. Dawson died in 1970. Born in St. Thomas, November 26, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Orval and Beatrice (nee Clark) Dawson. Ruth was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas where she was a former president of the Philathea Unit of the U.C.W., a former Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and choir member for many years. She was a longtime member of Supreme Rebekah Lodge #251, St. Thomas. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave. Memorial donations to the Caring Cupboard or charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke.
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