Cleminshaw, Ruth Jacqueline (nee Hergenhein). On May 25, 2012, in her 80th year, with all her family by her side, Ruth passed away at home in Port Bruce.
Loved and missed by her husband George (`Red`) of 59 years, and her daughters Shirley Carr (Stan), Debbi Matesic (Jim), Marilyn Taylor (Carl), Joan Chandler (Bob Clark) and Lisa Tennant (Andrew). Predeceased by daughter Linda Cleminshaw (2009). Much loved grandma of Derek, Brenna, Danielle, Darryl, Ryan, Regan, Natalie, Andrea, Laura, Jessi Linn, Sean, Susanna, Bethany, Julia, Jacqueline, Aaron, Lauren and special great-grandma “GG“ to Madison, Zack, Tyler and Ruthie. Also survived by a brother, sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was devoted to her husband and family and her caring spirit extended to the patients she cared for at Meadow Park Nursing Home, Dearness Home and Community Living London during her nursing career. She was a former treasurer of the Port Bruce Ratepayers Association and enjoyed sharing her musical talents at the Community Christmas concert. Ruth loved to create, and spent many happy hours painting, sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting.
Throughout her last difficult years she never complained but remained strong-willed and determined to rise to all her challenges. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Graham for his compassionate care, to CCAC and the Care Partners Team, especially Holly and Julia for their care, wisdom and kindness. Our gratitude to Respiratory Therapist Heather and the STEGH Home O2 team for their excellent care and to physiotherapist Dorothy.
To Bunny, our love and sincere thanks for her help and care and the joy she brought her sister with her visits and sunny laughter.
Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Wednesday May 30, 2012 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held in the funeral chapel on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow service. Cremation with private family interment in the Sparta Cemetery will follow at a later date. Donations to the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority or charity of your choice would be appreciated.