A remembrance gathering will be held on Saturday April 13, 2024 from 12-4 PM at the Ripley arena (upstairs)

Ripley Cemetery
In Memory of
Donald "Blain" Carruthers
February 15th, 1955 - April 4th, 2024

Place of Death

Ripley, Ontario


Donald (Blain) Carruthers, husband and best friend of Priscilla (nee Zipfel) of Ripley, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday April 4, 2024 at the age of 69.
Forever missed and cherished by his daughters Jaime Lee (Brent), Melanie (Jordan) and his son Cass (Shannon). Survived and loved by his sister Karen Martyn (Doug), brothers Garry and Boyd (Kathy), father-in-law Frank Zipfel, sisters-in-law Debbie Stanley (Art) and Shanda Hewitson (Mike) and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents Grace (nee Boyd) and Elliott Carruthers and mother-in-law Rita Zipfel.    
A private service and interment will be held at the Ripley Cemetery. A remembrance gathering for all of Blain’s friends and family will be held on Saturday April 13th from 12:00pm-4:00pm upstairs at the Ripley Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to CarePartners or another charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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Message from Taramattee Heeraman Neron2024-04-19 22:27:55
deepest condolences to the family
Message from Gayle Rewbotham2024-04-14 12:54:24
With deepest feelings of love and sadness, we send our thoughts and prayers to Blain's family. Remembering his sense of humour and beautiful singing voice with his brothers, lots of memories for yet another cousin lost to our family. Love to all of you. Gayle and Bob
Message from Ruth Miller2024-04-13 20:51:22
Cil I am so sorry. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Message from Rod and Trish MacLennan2024-04-13 20:23:55
We were sorry to hear of Blain passing and would like to express our deepest condolences to the family.
Message from Joan Petersen (Courtney)2024-04-12 19:55:35
Sending hugs to all the family and friends . So sorry that Blaine’s time ended so soon! Our deepest condolences 💕
Message from Noreen & Doug Messenger2024-04-12 15:27:34
Sincere condolences to Priscilla and family from Noreen & Doug Messenger, Lethbridge, AB.
Message from Steve & Cathy Mottershall2024-04-12 07:39:01
You will be missed . You are in a good place now.
Message from Jason Rennick2024-04-12 04:24:34
Our condolences
Message from Donna (Burt) Holcombe 2024-04-12 00:23:30
My sincere condolences to the Carruthers family.
Message from Brian and Susan MacDonald2024-04-11 21:59:25
To Precilla and all the Carruthers Family we send our sincere sympathy at this sad time. We remember lots of laughter and music on the corners of downtown Ripley back in the day. Brian and Susan MacDonald
Message from Jason Rennick2024-04-11 19:31:21
Our condolences
Message from Marg Thompson2024-04-11 19:02:10
Deepest sympathy Priscilla & Family. Cherish the memories. Marg & Dona
Message from Lee-Ann Hodgins2024-04-11 12:09:47
My Deepest sympathy Cil and family.
Message from Al and Fran Edwards2024-04-11 10:43:02
We are so sorry for the loss of Blain. Always with a smile, always a hello. A member of the Ripley Browns! Our thoughts are with you all. May he be at peace.
Message from Bruce, Kathy & Melissa2024-04-10 16:52:26
Our condolences to Priscilla and family.
Message from Marlene Pace2024-04-10 13:25:15
🌹Sending our sincere sympathy to everyone 🌹
Message from Don Shular2024-04-10 11:14:12
Cil and family , we were saddened to read of Blains passing , you have our most sincere condolences
Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2024-04-10 10:28:02
Our sincere condolence to Blaine's family!!
Message from Marian Glen2024-04-10 10:15:53
Priscilla and family, so sorry for your loss. Sharing stories and memories will keep him close.
Message from Donna & Rob Middelkamp 2024-04-10 10:06:15
Our Deepest Sympathy to Blain 's Family on his passing . He kind man and always spoke when you meet him on the street . Sending hugs to his family . RIP BLAIN !!! You will be missed
Message from Bob Macleod2024-04-10 08:55:52
My good friend could always make me laugh. .Our condolences to Cyl and family and my friend Boyd from Robert and Susan Macleod.
Message from Ron Kobe2024-04-10 06:57:39
Priscilla....So sorry to hear of Blain's passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family
Message from Brock and Mary Rose Walden2024-04-09 23:47:38
Our sincere condolences, Priscilla and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your memories close.
Message from Gord and Ann Gottscheu2024-04-09 17:21:15
Cic, sad news. Condolences to your family
Message from Eileen (Burt) Sceli2024-04-09 17:06:52
My sympathies to all the Carruthers Family
Message from Gord and Ann Gottscheu2024-04-09 17:05:52
Cic, sad news. Condolences to your family
Message from Ron & Sandy Hill2024-04-09 14:27:18
Condolences to all the family. Hoping you take comfort in the many stories, pictures & wonderful memories you all have of Blain. He will be missed.
Message from Wendy Dickinson Stockton2024-04-09 14:09:17
Sending Love and Prayers to the entire Carruthers family. Be at peace Blain you where an amazing man and friend to many over the years.
Message from Gary Fedy2024-04-09 12:46:52
So sorry to hear of of Blain's passing Cil. My deepest condolences to you and your family
Message from Anne Liddle2024-04-09 12:27:31
Our condolences to you and your family at this time
Message from Brian Grohs2024-04-09 12:24:28
Our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and lrayers
Message from Neil Macpherson 2024-04-09 12:21:03
I’m so sorry to hear of Blains passing. We had a lot of fun at work and a few drinks after work My condolences to the family
Message from Tom and Pauline Kempton2024-04-09 12:04:32
Our deepest condolences to all of Blain's family. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.
Message from Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce2024-04-09 11:21:23
Dear Melanie - so sorry to hear the news of your dad's passing. We send along our condolences and love. - from your friends and colleagues at the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce.
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2024-04-09 09:28:41
To all of Blain's family, we send our deepest condolences at this sad time for everyone. Blain will be remembered fondly by everyone who met him. May special, happy memories bring comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Pam Agnew2024-04-09 09:25:39
My deepest sympathy to the Carruthers family in the loss of your loved one.
Message from Allan & Janet Tranter2024-04-09 09:00:04
Our sincere condolences. Many fond Ripley memories of all family members. Allan & Janet
Message from Don and June Quinn2024-04-09 08:30:24
Don worked with Blain and enjoyed his personality, rest in peace Blain. He will be missed. Our condolences to Priscilla and all that loved him, Don and June Quinn
Message from Sally Harrison2024-04-09 08:02:33
So very sorry to hear about Blain. He was a pretty special guy. Hugs Priscilla, Sal
Message from Eric and Judy MacLeod 2024-04-09 07:44:41
So very sorry to hear this our deepest sympathy to all the Carruthers family, Blain was just an all around great guy, great memories of him, he will be missed.
Message from Perry MacDonald2024-04-08 22:08:06
So sorry to hear of Blaine's passing, my condolences to all the family!
Message from Ken and Anne Neabel2024-04-08 22:03:52
So sorry to hear about Blaines passing. Sending our Deepest Condolences to the entire Carruthers family. Hugs !!
Message from Terry&Marilyn Kummer2024-04-08 20:57:39
Our sincere condolences to Blain’s family.
Message from Jamie Brown2024-04-08 20:27:33
So sad to hear. My condolences to all the family.
Message from Maggie Rowland(Pollard)2024-04-08 19:57:45
So sorry to hear of Blain’s passing. My sympathies to you and your family.
Message from Madge and Jack Twolan2024-04-08 19:56:23
So sorry to hear of the passing of Blain.He was a great guy to get along with and always had an abundance of one liners. Spent many good times with the guy. Our condolences to the family.Rest in peace Blain. Madge and Jack Twolan.
Message from Mary (Fisher)Cassidy2024-04-08 19:55:48
Priscilla and all Blain’s family: My heart hurts for you all! I pray that your memories will sustain you - and that Blain’s unique sense of humour will help lighten some of your days! Sending love and prayers, Mary
Message from Eleanor (Carter) McLeod 2024-04-08 19:37:09
Extending my condolences to the Carruthers family.
Message from Marianne and Larry Irwin2024-04-08 19:07:00
Priscilla and family and the Carruthers family. So many memories of our days together with Blain. Will never forget the many singsongs we had in our high school years and the many times we shook like heck before getting on that stage! It was much easier singing while driving in the car! Will miss visiting with him on our trips to the post office too! Our sincere condolences.
Message from Peggy McKay2024-04-08 19:06:06
So sorry to hear of your loss Cil. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Message from Mary Anne macdonald2024-04-08 18:44:19
Priscilla and family, I am so sorry to hear of blains passing. Sending lots of hugs.
Message from Brent and Kyla Kempton 2024-04-08 18:37:14
We’re sorry to hear of Blains passing. We are thinking of you all during this time.
Message from Janet White2024-04-08 18:22:32
Cil…my sincere condolences to you and Jaime, Melanie and Cass on Blain’s passing. I hope your happy memories of your life together will help carry you through this sad time.
Message from Marie and Bob Hewitson 2024-04-08 18:21:54
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of Blain,s family. May he rest in peace!
Message from Blair Armstrong 2024-04-08 18:06:35
My sincere condolences to Blain’s family.
Message from Ria Middelkamp2024-04-08 17:57:04
To the Carruthers family. So very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and brother. He was a great guy and will be missed. My condolences.
Message from Mike and Laurie Gallant2024-04-08 16:56:31
Priscilla and family Our sincerest condolences on your loss.
Message from Tracy Primeau2024-04-08 16:50:06
My condolences Cil and family
Message from Kathleen Gibson 2024-04-08 16:49:09
Please extend my sincere condolences to Blaine’s family. Rest in peace, Blaine. You fought a brave battle for many years. One of your many cousins who loved you, Kathleen Gibson
Message from Betty mcdonagh2024-04-08 15:54:44
So sorry my love and prayers go out too the family and friends.