CHURCH: Ruth Agnes

CHURCH: Ruth Agnes (Ewing)- Peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late Russell and Olive (Rung) Ewing. Wife of the late Douglas Church. Loving mother of Diane (2015) and Bruce (2013) Cronkite, Patricia and Norm (2016) Heastont, Robert (Helena) Church and Jim (Donna) Church. Dear grandmother to Laura (Bruce) Feeney, Joe (Stacie) Heastont, Shane (Charmaine) Gowan, Chris (Jennifer) Gowan, Conrad Church, Curtis Church, Jason (Jennifer) Church, Jennifer (Josh) DeWaard ,15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Ruth is survived by her brother Jack (Inga) Ewing. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law Kathleen (Clayton) Locke, Dorothy (Roy) Farren and brothers and sisters-in-law Alex (Vi) Ewing and Don (Myrtle) Ewing. Ruth worked at the West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville for many years. As per Ruth’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at the Jarvis Lions Community Centre . The family wishes to Thank Dr. Miller and the Staff at the Norfolk General Hospital on 3B, 4B Palliative care and the Staff at Leisure Living, your kindness was appreciated. For those wishing to make a donation in Ruth’s memory they are asked to consider a charity of one’s choice. Tranquility Burial and Cremation (519) 757-1654 in care of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at And now Ruthie’s specials are no longer available “The Green Stuff”


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  1. Mary Anne Van Remmen
    Mary Anne Van Remmen says:

    Bob, Helena and Family,
    You have lost a special lady, mother, grandmother, great grandmother – small but mighty, strong and fierce to the end. Sending my sincere sympathy to you all for your loss.
    Mary Anne

  2. Darryl Mitchell
    Darryl Mitchell says:

    Pat, Robert & Jim:
    Our condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mom, Ruth. A coffee and a cigarette with a short story to boot! Looks like the neighborhood of years ago is almost gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Kurt & Darryl


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