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A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE Ruth Marie Smith Née Lie

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our 98-year-old mother on March 19th 2024.

Ruth was married to the late Donald for 55 years and is survived by her children, Karin (Alec) and Gordon (Carole). She is also survived by her grandchildren Bryan (Leanne) and Angela (Philippe) along with two great grandchildren.

Visitation is on April 10th between 12-2pm followed by a Celebration of life at Heritage Funeral Complex 1250 Trim Rd (Taylor Creek) Orleans, ON. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Your tributes can be sent to: www.heritagefh.ca

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So sorry Karin,she was like a mum to me!!Growing up beside her and your dad was so nice!! She was always so kind to me and had a beautiful smile to go with her kindest heart!! May she rest in peace, meeting Don and Bell again up in heaven!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sending my sincerest condolences to all the family especially Gord my dear friend. Loss of one’s mother is a difficult time you were bless to have her in your hearts and there she will always be guiding and watching over you. May she be at rest Much love!

My sincere condolences to Ruth’s family. I have many fond memories of Ruth from the Cumberland Curling Club.
Nancy (Edwards) Toonders

So sorry to learn Ruth has passed on. Ruth was such a nice person. She was a good tennis player and was in the yoga class in Cumberland. She was excellent Treasurer for the Cumberland Village Tennis Club for many many years. Unfortunately, Ruth will miss the naming ceremony for the Tennis Courts about May 11th which will honor Betty Von Tobel with whom Ruth played tennis. Ruth will be sadly missed.

I have many fond memories of curling with Ruth at the Cumberland Curling Club and going on a few bonspiels with her.

She was such a kind and gentle person

Tante (auntie) Lillemor was the last of my parent’s generation to pass away, 26 years after her brother Per. Even though she moved to Canada before I was born, she has been a strong presence in the family. My first memory of her is waiting at the docks for the ship arriving from America. She brought exciting presents for Christmas: first a mechanic fire truck and then more grown up presents such as one of the first albums by Joan Baez.
Tante Lillemor visited every fall for many years. Canada didn’t seem so far away after all. We only visited Ottawa once, where we met Karin and Gordon and their families. For the last couple of years we have spoken to Lillemor on the phone on her birthday on the 23rd of December, even last year. Merely weeks before she passed away we spoke on Karin’s phone. She impressed right up until the end speaking Norwegian well. I will remember her as a strong and independent woman. Rest in peace, tante Lillemor.

Sincere condolences to Ruth’s family. I met Ruth at the Cumberland Yoga around 2009 when I retired. She was an amazing lady, full of energy, easy to talk to and so knowledgeable, describing her country when she came to Canada from Norway etc. Such an active lady, up until when I saw her last December at a Christmas lunch for the group in a restaurant.
She will be missed by many. Rest in peace dear Ruth. We will never forget you.

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