Obituary – Ruthe Patterson


Ruthe Patterson, of Ripley, passed away at the Kincardine hospital on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, at age 83.
Beloved wife of the late Gordon Patterson and Hugh Duncan.
Greatly missed by her two sons: David (Bobbi) Patterson of Kincardine and Bill (Tammy) Patterson of Goderich, and by her grandchildren: Billie (Shane Vollmer), Belle, Cody, Kyler and Kael.
Also fondly remembered by Hugh’s family: Bruce (Judy), Nancy (Gary) and Carolyn.
Survived by siblings Annetta Robinson, Bob (Marianne) Forster, Carolyn (Donald) Johnston, Barbara (Bill) MacKenzie, Janet (Judson) Maillette, Donald (Dianne) Forster, Mary (Scott) Hall, Dorinda (Don) Bowers, Jamie Forster and Kathy Kelly and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Joe Forster and brother-in-law Bill Robinson.
The funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Ripley at 12 noon on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, with visitation for one hour prior.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to the St. Andrew’s United Church, Kincardine Hospital Foundation or a charity of your own choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley.
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