Peacefully, on Saturday March 8th, 2014 at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, in her 87th year. Ruth was born May 31st, 1927 in Zurich, Switzerland, daughter of Paul Hardmeier and Maria Eberhard Hardmeier. Beloved wife of Fritz. Loving mother of Heidi (Jim) Blackwell, Fritz (Bev) Rykart, Brigitte (Richard) Kelly, and Elisabeth (Tom) Kennett. She will be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She married Fritz Rykart of Rothrist, Aargau on May 18th, 1946. Ruth and Fritz moved to Canada in 1956, where they farmed for most of their lives. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, playing cards, cooking and travelling. Cremation has taken place; there will not be a funeral service or visitation. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.