SHILLING, Ruby Elizabeth (nee Rahn)

Ruby passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, age 87. Ruby was a faithful and lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Ruby enjoyed many years working as the Secretary at Centennial Public School in Waterloo. In her retirement she enjoyed travelling, socializing, bridge clubs, the “Super Seniors” and aqua fit classes. Ruby was predeceased by her loving husband Robert Shilling in 1998. She was a proud and loving mother of her son Michael and wife Rosemarie of Kitchener, and daughter Laurie Lessard and husband Daniel of Waterloo. Ruby loved and took great delight in her grandchildren: David (Emma), Jonathan (Lisa), Andrew and Lindsay; and great-grandson Thomas. Mrs. Shilling’s family will receive friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Doug Kranz officiating.  A reception will immediately follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home.  Private Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Vision or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the funeral home or 519-745-8445.

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