Gillespie, Ruby Dec 2 2013It is with sadness the family announces the death of Ruby on Sunday, December 1, 2013 after a short illness.

The former Ruby Roesner was predeceased by her husband Fred, her parents Fred and Hattie Roesner and her only brother Roy.

Ruby and Fred raised four children, Gene (Brenda), Renita Wojcik (Eugene), Judith Gondosch (Michael) and Jess (Kim). She was the proud Grandmother of Leslie, Bryan, Melissa, Amy, Ryan, Megan, Emily, Gillian, Kara, Colin and eight great grandchildren.

Ruby was born 93 years ago at Seebach’s Hill, outside of Stratford. Fred and Ruby spent the first half of their lives in Stratford where their children were born, then moved to Waterloo in 1961.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Ruby with her family during visitation on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 from 3-6 p.m. at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King St. S., Waterloo.  A celebration of Ruby’s life will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 136 Margaret Ave., Kitchener on Thursday, December 5th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robin Korsch officiating.  Reception will follow in the church hall.  Ruby will join Fred and her parents in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford.

Condolences for the family and donations to Grace Lutheran Church may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.

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