COON, Ruth Isobel

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site on Wednesday December 24th, 2014. Ruth (Shewan) Coon of Brockville and formerly of Lyn, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Gerald “Gerry” Coon. Loving mother of David Coon (Malena) of Vancouver, Edward Coon (Brenda) of Brockville, Donna Pyle (Bob) of Atlanta, Georgia, Patsy Coon of Cornwall and Todd Coon of Gatineau.  Loving grandma of 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Gowan, Thomas (Wanda) and Eric Shewan, Barbara Mattock and the late Elizabeth Hodge and Jim Shewan. Ruth is also survived by sister in laws Sylvia and Margaret Coon and Phyllis Shewan, brother in law Stanley Hodge as well as several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by parents Laurence and Grace (Anderson) Shewan, brother in laws Eldon, Melville and Donald Coon and Colin Mattock.

At Ruth’s request there will be no public visitation or service. A Private Family Interment will take place at Lyn Cemetery at a later time. In memory of Ruth, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or the Salvation Army would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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