Ruthe A. Patterson (nee Forster)
One hour prior to service.  (Sunday from 11AM-12 PM)
A Funeral Service will be held at the St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley on Sunday August 20, 2023 at 12 noon with visitation one hour prior.

Ripley Cemetery
In Memory of
Ruthe A. Patterson (nee Forster)
July 7th, 1940 - August 17th, 2023

Place of Death

South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine


Ruthe Patterson, of Ripley, beloved wife of the late Gordon Patterson and Hugh Duncan, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Thursday August 17, 2023 at age 83.  Greatly missed by 2 sons; David (Bobbi) Patterson of Kincardine and Bill (Tammy) Patterson of Goderich and 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.  A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley, on Sunday August 20, 2023 at 12 noon with visitation one hour prior.  


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 Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

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Message from Christine McQuillan2023-09-24 09:17:13
So very sorry to see Ruthe’s passing. Was a great shock. Was hoping to see Ruthe before this…. My heart goes out to family and friends.
Message from Jim Small2023-08-26 09:19:32
Sorry to hear of your loss. My family sends to you our deepest condolences.
Message from Penny Arratoon2023-08-22 17:11:33
I think we were the most mismatched of friends & yet time spent together was so relaxed that neither age nor circumstance mattered. A generous, kind person with a sense of humor & a heart of gold; I will miss you. David & Bill...thinking of you both.
Message from Bradley Maillette 2023-08-22 15:45:27
I really enjoyed all the times I had with Auntie Ruthe. Whenever I went to my Nana’s house we always would call her. She was my favourite person to call. We would always have a good chat. I will miss those conversations. Occasionally I would see Ruthe at the Forster gatherings and I always loved seeing her. I will miss her but am relieved that she’s not suffering anymore. Bill, Dave and families, I’m sending my love and condolences to all of you during this difficult time.
Message from Jeff and Rhonda Hodges2023-08-21 09:45:50
Billy, Dave and the extended Patterson family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Jeff and Rhonda Hodges
Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2023-08-20 16:57:54
Our sincere condolence to the Patterson families with Ruthe passing!!
Message from Ron and Joyce Tout2023-08-20 16:46:24
Dave & Bobbi, Bill & Tammy & Families Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time Sincerely Ron & Joyce
Message from Wayne & Kathleen Bauer2023-08-20 15:12:26
Our condolences to all of the Forster family. We have fond memories of Ruthe visiting Don & Dorinda on the beach of Pt. Clark; a lovely person.
Message from Harold & Betty Anne Elphick2023-08-20 14:53:02
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and sending sincere sympathy at this sad time.
Message from Harold & Betty Anne Elphick2023-08-20 14:37:01
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and sending sincere sympathy at this sad time.
Message from Sally Harrison2023-08-20 12:40:21
Thinking of the entire family. Such a great lady. May you share many great memories today and in the days ahead.
Message from Donald & Lillian Pollard2023-08-20 10:00:28
Our condolences to Ruthe's family Don and Lillian Pollard
Message from Helen Orr 2023-08-20 09:02:20
My condolences to the entire family. Loved working with Ruthe at many community events over the years. She called a spade a spade. Cherish your memories!
Message from Gail Benson2023-08-19 21:39:29
My heartfelt sympathy to Ruthe’s families and friends. I have many fond memories of she and Uncle Gordon at the farm and at family gatherings in Ripley. She was generous and kind and I always appreciated her beautiful flowers that she enjoyed growing and arranging. My thoughts are with you.
Message from Sheila Hubbard2023-08-19 21:06:20
I am sorry that I am unable to be there to remember and to honor Aunt Ruthe's life with you. I will certainly treasure the many wonderful memories of time we spent together in the past. My deepest sympathies to all her many family members and friends at this difficult time.
Message from Andy Bowers and Susan Barkley2023-08-19 14:45:08
Our sincere condolences to Dorinda and Don and extended family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.
Message from Jim Small2023-08-19 11:49:23
Sorry to hear of your loss. My family sends to you our deepest condolences.
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-08-18 21:50:24
Our deepest condolences to the Patterson and Forster families at this sad time. May treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Ed MCGillivray 2023-08-18 19:17:09
Sorry for your loss thinking of you at this time
Message from Mike and Laurie Gallant2023-08-18 19:08:16
Our sympathies to all families, with the loss of a dear lady, Ruth. Mom has been across the hall from Ruth now for a couple of years in Rvilla, Ripley. She will be so saddened with this news.
Message from Kathryn Mercer2023-08-18 18:37:54
I send my deepest condolences to you Dave and Bill and your families. Wishing you happy memories xoxo
Message from Mark & Brenda McLean and Family2023-08-18 15:48:01
Dear Bill and Tammy and Ruthe's family: We were so saddened to hear of Ruthe's passing. Mark and I mourn with you and know how the loss of a Mother feels for a family. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the days ahead. Keep her wonderful memories close to your hearts. Prayerfully, Mark & Brenda McLean and Family
Message from Bill & Marlene Pace2023-08-18 15:32:18
Dave, Bill & families: Bill & I would like to send our sincere sympathy to everyone. Your mom will be missed by many.💐
Message from Mark and Sandy Searle 2023-08-18 15:13:11
Dorinda and Don, So sorry to hear this sad news. We hope you can reflect on all your good memories of Ruth and they will help you through this difficult time. Sending lots of love to you and all of your family. Best wishes Mark and Sandy
Message from Keith and Kerri Pollock2023-08-18 14:10:21
Our sincere condolences to you all
Message from Carol & Norbert Spitzig2023-08-18 13:59:29
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, David, in the loss of your Mom. May her memories help you thru this very difficult time. She will be "forever in your heart". Rest in peace Mrs Patterson
Message from Gary Rutledge2023-08-18 13:17:01
Very sorry for your loss.
Message from Shirley Colwell2023-08-18 12:47:52
My Deepest Sympathies to Ruthe s family.