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M. Ruth Hamilton

M. Ruth Hamilton

September 21, 2021

M. Ruth Hamilton

HAMILTON, M. Ruth (née Monahan) – Suddenly, at her residence on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ross Hamilton (2010).  Very dear friend of Ed Ferguson.  Loving mother of Alex Hamilton and his wife Sheila of Durham, Lynda Hamilton of Barry's Bay, Deby Ferguson and her husband Blaine of Mount Forest, James Hamilton and his wife Line of Lethbridge, Alberta, Bryon Hamilton and his wife Betty of Tara, and Jack Genoe and his wife Tammy of Owen Sound.  Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 17.  Predeceased by her sister Doris Dow and her husband Clifford.  Ruth was blessed with many friends, especially the Birthday Club Ladies and fellow residents and staff at Birmingham Lodge.  She enjoyed travelling, bus trips or sharing a coffee with family and friends.  Cremation has taken place.  A private funeral service will be held, followed by interment at Mount Forest Cemetery.  Extended family and friends are invited to view the service livestream on Monday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Our condolences to Alex, Lynda, Debbie & the Hamilton family on the passing of your precious Mom - And to Eddie. She was such a kind gentle person. She helped my Mom and our family back in our farm days when my Mom was ill and they visited one another when we moved to Mount Forest. When Mom moved to Simcoe they stayed in touch and if Mom came for a holiday Ruth always called her and took her for a drive etc. Lynda and I were friends during our school years but time snuck in and took us different directions so it's been many years since I've seen her. I always enjoyed a good chat with Ruth when I ran into her as has been so aptly said in the many messages here. God Bless her for her kindness on earth - she is now a beautiful angel in heaven and in peace as she looks over all of you.
Sincerely, Marie (Love) and Earl Randall

— Marie Randall & Marie Randall, October 3, 2021

I was a PSW with Closing The Gap Healthcare that came in to Birmingham Lodge to care for Ruth. She was always happy to see us and appreciated our care. She had a smile that would light up a room. I remember she had a dish of candy on her dresser and she would say " Be sure to take a candy with you". She spoke of Ed often. She will be missed by all. My sincere sympathies to her and Ed's family.

— Janice Weston, September 29, 2021

I will always remember aunt Ruth for her infectious smile and gentle nature. Ruth was genuinely kind and interested in others. My condolences to her family. I know she will be fiercely missed by all those who love her.

— Kim Keller, September 27, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Ruth’s family and to Ed

— Ken and Karen Thompson, September 27, 2021

Hey Everyone-
Know we haven't stayed in touch but always good to see everyone when we do run into one another- was a pleasant visit when we would see your Mom- always liked her- good memories thru the years-
Sending our condolences to the family
Jay and Joyce

— Jay & Joyce Barrette, September 26, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Ruth’s family and Ed and his family. Ruth always had a beautiful smile and was happy to see you. Ruth and Ross we amazing neighbours. She would babysit our son, Michael, sometimes. They were willing to help us at any time. I have many wonderful memories throughout our lives. Keep your memories of Ruth close to your heart. She will be missed by so many.
Diane McLellan

— Diane McLellan, September 26, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Ruth. Sending are deepest sympathy to the Hamilton family and Ed and his family. Ruth had such a wonderful infectious and welcoming smile. Whenever we would happen to meet her while we were out and about it was always nice to catch up with her and would usually end up chatting for quite some time. You are all going to miss her very much but will have many great memories of her. We are thinking about all of you at this sad time.
Randy, Jeanine Hooper and family ❤️

— Randy & Jeanine Hooper, September 26, 2021

My sympathy Deby, Blaine and family on the passing of your mom. She will be missed. Terry

— Terry LeBlanc, September 26, 2021

Deby, Blaine, Kyle and all of Ruth’s family
Sending my condolences on the sudden passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Ruth was always so pleasant and I never saw her without a huge smile. May all your memories of her comfort you at this time.
Jo-Anne Machan

— Jo-Anne Machan, September 25, 2021

Thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow and extending my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Have always enjoyed the times spent in Ruth’s company and know she will be missed by many.

— Heather Webb, September 25, 2021

Deby & Blaine & family: Our deepest sympathy to you & the rest of the Hamilton family. – Barry & Thelma Rawn

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, September 25, 2021

Sorry for your loss, Debbie and family.
Jane and Al Langeraap

— allan langeraap, September 25, 2021

Goodbye dear mom, I will always cherish my memories of you. To my family, I send strength and Prayers.

— Lynda Hamilton, September 24, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Hamilton Family and to Eddie. So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.

— Pearl Oakes, September 24, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of the Hamilton Families.
We have many fond memories of the times shared with Ross & Ruth.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roy & Joan Thompson (nee Bradley)

— Roy & Joan Thompson, September 24, 2021

Our deepest condolences on the passing of such a lovely and kind person. Over the years whenever our paths crossed she always had a welcoming smile and one always knew she was truly glad to see you.
Our love goes out to all her family and friends.

— Brad and Cathy Pinder, September 24, 2021

My sincere condolences to all of the Hamilton families

— Howard And Debbie Paige, September 24, 2021

Our condolences to Ruth’s family. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by her family.
Brian and Brenda (Pinder) Robertson

— Brenda Pinder, September 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Debbie Our thoughts are with your family at this time. Cherish all the memories you have had with her

— Doug & Donna Darroch, September 23, 2021

Deby, Blaine and family,

Remembering your Mom and grandmother as the beautiful woman with a welcoming smile of greeting and great personality. Always enjoyed a chat with her when I saw her at Birmingham Lodge.
Sincere condolences to you and all of Ruth's family members at this time of loss. Also to Ruth's dear friend, Eddie.

— Miriam Long, September 23, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Ruth's family. We always had good talks about Conn and Cedarville where Ruth and Ross lived many years ago. Eddie will miss Ruth as well as her family. She was so friendly with a beautiful smile. Now she will rest in peace.

— Isabel Black Primmer, September 23, 2021

Our sympathy goes out to all of Ruth's family and Eddie and his family. Ruth was truly a wonderful lady. Always so easy to chat with. And so good to my Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— John and Phyllis Flanagan, September 23, 2021

Debbie and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

— Marion and Ray Parker, September 23, 2021

My wonderful and beautiful Grandma will be missed. Her Spirit has Graduated to Heaven and will continue to Shine in God's Love as she watches over us. Healing Energy and Prayers to all she left behind

— Lynette Kuiack, September 23, 2021


— FRED AND DIANNE HOEHN, September 23, 2021

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Ruth's family and friends over her passing. She was a delight to have at our family celebrations, gatherings, and activities. She was always so positive about living life. She treated everyone like family. What a special woman. Praying for God's comfort and peace at this challenging time.

— Ron & Janice, September 23, 2021

Heavy hearts with in our Retirment. Our prayers go to Ruth’s family and friends.
A beautiful life that came to an end, she passed with in our home. lived to be everyone's friend. In our hearts is a perfect memory that will always be kept, the one who we loved, and will never forget.
My morning care to my midnight talk and foot rubs. Ruth you were such an inspiration. I remember coming back to work on my weekends off with a reply “ girl where in the heck have you been”
she said.:) my great memory of Ruth is teaching her the I pad. Oh what a delight. She was in her glory, Her eyes lite up so bright. Her zooms we had going just to see everyone she loved. What a joy and a blessing.
I would Evan get the odd call at home. “Crystal, am I doing this right”. “ Oh for goodness sakes thank god was her reply. Every morning, and every night her voice “Don’t forget your Candy” I will never forget my Ruth. Ruth, God has called you home. it was your time. I will miss you my dear. it’s never a good bye. Until we meet again. My forever laugh and my best friend. ❤️ Love always Crystal.

— Crystal from BRH, September 23, 2021

Our hearts and prayers are with all the families! Love the Jaekel's

— Veronica and Kevin ja8, September 23, 2021

Our sincere sympathy.

— Sheryl (Ellis) and Brad Marshall, September 22, 2021

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. We enjoyed many visits at her house in the old days.
You have my sympathy. May Ruth rest in peace

— Marg Rapp, September 22, 2021

Are deepest condolences on the passing of Ruth ,

— Kevin, September 22, 2021

My sincere condolences to Ed and family. Also, to Deby and Blaine Ferguson.

— Lori Roefs, September 22, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Eddie and to all of Ruth's family at this sad time. Ruth was a wonderful person, always so friendly and welcoming.
Eleanor (Ellie Feairs) & Robert Mueller, Cambridge

— Eleanor Mueller, September 22, 2021

To all the Hamilton family so sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. Always enjoyed my conversations with her and her smile.

— Karen Rave, September 22, 2021

So sad to hear about Ruth’s passing, she was always such a kind and caring person. Her warm smile and good nature will be missed. Our condolences to Eddie, his family and the Hamilton families.

— Gary and Julie wilson, September 22, 2021

Sending our condolence to Ruth's family. May she rest in peace.

— The Hawkrigg Family, September 22, 2021

— Ray and Donna Clark, September 22, 2021

Ross and Ruth were our "across the street" neighbours when we moved into Country Meadows (Hanover). We enjoyed their company for a few years until they moved to Mount Forest. Condolences to the family.
Brian & Marilyn Ross

— Brian & Marilyn Ross, September 22, 2021

So very sorry to read of Ruth’s passing. She and Eddie would I’m sure have many laughs together. She will surly be missed hgs Judy & Bill

— Bill & Judy Gerber, September 22, 2021

Our sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your Mom.
Erwin & Joan Arthur

— Joan Arthur, September 22, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hamilton Family and Eddie who will really miss Ruth she was a great lady always smiling
Darlene Hastie

— Darlene Hastie, September 22, 2021

Alex, Lynda, Deby, Jim, Bryon and families. As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life. May the healing hands of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the coming days. Donna Clark

— Donna Clark, September 22, 2021

My sympathy to all the family. Ruth was a friendly and helpful person. So lucky to have had lunch with her a couple of weeks ago..
With condolences
Esther Hunter

— Esther Hunter, September 22, 2021

My condolences to Ed and the family. Ruth was my best friend and sister in law. She leaves us with lots of great memories. Rest in peace Ruth. Love Pat and Doug.

— Pat Hamilton, September 22, 2021

My deep sympathy to Deby and family on your loss of a dear one.

— Diana Koehler, September 22, 2021

Our condolences to the Hamilton family , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

— Don and Sharon Irvin, September 22, 2021

Thinking of you Deby and Blaine and your family.

— Donna Robertson, September 21, 2021

A dear soul with a huge heart, My parents and the Hamiltons were neighbors
in Hanover, who enjoyed each others company and friendship.
Mom always enjoyed and cherished Ruth's visits. my deepest sympathies to the family

— Marie Hammell, September 21, 2021

Sincere sympathy to the family. We enjoyed many good conversations at the coffee shops with Ruth over the past few years. Russell & Marilyn Rogers

— Russell & Marilyn Rogers, September 21, 2021

Condolences Alex, Lynda , Deby, James and Bryon and families. we had 50+ years of friendship with your parents and will cherish our memories. We had lots of laughs and fun times. Treasure your memories as they will see you through this sad time.
Murray And Elinor MacEachern

— Murray & Elinor MacEachern, September 21, 2021
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