Ruth Matilda (Schwartz) Kaufman went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Elgin Abbey Lodge, Chesley at the age of 82.

An inspiration to her family, Ruth returned to school after raising 4 children and became a Registered Nurses’ Assistant. A dedicated nurse during her twenty-year career working at the General Marine Hospital then at the Grey Bruce Health Centre in Owen Sound, she truly enjoyed the day-to-day activities of providing care. Her passion and compassion also embraced her community where she was an enthusiastic curler, playing on both women’s and on mixed teams, where she was an active participant with the Desboro Agricultural Society, and where she was a steadfast member of the congregation of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Kaufman. Loving mother of Kenneth (Inez) of Desboro, Larry (Christine) of Cambridge and Kathryn Kaufman of Desboro. She was blessed with ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Ruth will be fondly remembered by her sister Gertrude (Arnold) Heft of Owen Sound and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Patricia Maluske, great-grandson Darien Kaufman, brothers Morrell and Dennis Schwartz, sisters Alvina Troup and Amy Hoover and her parents, Frederick and Emma (Slomke) Schwartz.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Ruth’s life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Desboro on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. Interment in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Desboro.

Memorial donations to Faith Lutheran Church, Canadian Diabetes Association, Desboro Agricultural Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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