Passed away peacefully with family by her side, after a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday August 9, 2012 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 83. Loving wife of the late Lloyd Neeb (2009) for 60 years; devoted mother of Brenda Ward, Gary (Diane) Neeb and Michael (Andrea) Neeb; cherished grandmother of Barry Ward (Daina), John Paul Ward, Jeff (Erin) Neeb, Justin Neeb, Wynne (Simon) Elmitt, Zakk Morrison, Melanie (Mike) Holmes, Nick Morrison and Michael Neeb; great-grandmother of Ava, Grayson, Abigail and Nathan.
Also survived by nieces, nephews and extended family.
Ruth is predeceased by her parents Herbert Umbach and Annie (nee Heinrich); sisters Margaret Mason, Hilda Kellerman and Dorothy Umbach; and son-in-law Clarke Ward.
Thank you to the staff at Pinehaven Retirement Residence for their care and attention as well as the staff at Grand River Hospital 8th Floor Nursing Staff.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday August 12, from 7-9pm and will continue on Monday August 13, from 10-10:45 followed by funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home at 11am. Reception to immediately follow the service in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau for those who wish to attend.
Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf or the charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.