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Ruth Elizabeth McLellan

Ruth Elizabeth McLellan

March 31, 2022

Ruth Elizabeth McLellan

McLELLAN, Ruth Elizabeth (née Reeves) – Passed away peacefully at her residence in Mount Forest on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in her 80th year. Cherished Mom of Scott Pollard (Suz), Norm McLellan (Sandy), Karl McLellan, Anna-Marie Braunstein (Rich), and Angela Eccles (Dale). Loving Grandma of Ryan, Kristi, Josh, Luke, Matthew, Araya, Jordan, Tricia, Maryssa and Natalie. Dear great-grandmother of several great-grandchildren. Survived by siblings: Mary, Doug, Rose (David), Pat (Bill) and Donna (Larry); as well as in-laws: Roy, Bill, Marion, Bev, Barbara and George. Remembered by Bob and Dora, Tammy and Todd and their families along with many nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by her beloved son Tom (2022), daughter-in-law Jana, parents Albert and Ruby Reeves, parents-in-law Ian and Ella McLellan, siblings and in-laws: Norm (Elva), Ella, Ab, Harold “Toad”, Josie, Rene (Jerry), Art, Ronnie, Louise, Bob, Kaye and Joan.

Ruth was a hard worker and loved even harder. Her passions included watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports and her beloved Toronto Blue Jays. She cherished her family and time spent together – family reunions, birthday parties, Christmas Concerts and family dinners. Her parting has left an incredible void, but her memory will live on in the hearts of her family. 

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A private celebration of life service will be held. To view the service livestream, please visit www.englandfuneralhome.com on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. and click on the link below Ruth’s obituary. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. 

Celebration of Life for Ruth McLellan


So sorry to hear about the Passing of Ruthie. She was an amazing woman who loved to laugh. Ruthie and my mom Lois MacEachern made a lot of memories together between working together and watching their kids play sports.

— Donna Foreman, April 9, 2022

Dear Ruth's family...

I was so sorry to read of Ruth's passing. While I only knew her from Wendt's, it was there that she gave me emotional support during my sister-in-law's cancer journey and subsequent death. I will always remember her for that as well as her wonderful smile.

May you feel the Lord's loving arms around you at this sad time.
Sheryl Elliston

— Sheryl Elliston, April 7, 2022

I’m so sorry to read the passing of Ruthie. I will always remember her big laugh and the good times she had with my mom, Lois MacEachern while we lived in Holstein.
My family’s condolences to you all as she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Diane, Peter, Michael and Jenny Manojlovic.

— Diane Manojlovic, April 6, 2022

What a beautiful soul! Aunt Ruthie will be missed by so many. Peace to you all at this time.

— Brett and Caitlin Reeves, April 6, 2022

As friends of Scott, (Jana), Suz, Kristi, Ryan and families we express our sincere sympathy to all of Ruth's family. Special thoughts for Sandy and Norm who met through Scott and Jana. May the many great memories bring you peace in the days ahead. God bless you all, Jim, Jane, Jessica and Joel

— Jim, Jane, Jessica and Joel Wilson, April 5, 2022

My heart breaks, just learning of Ruthie's passing. She was an amazing woman and one I'm privileged to have known. I first met her , when I started working at K-brand in 1980, and just talked to her maybe a couple of weeks ago when she phoned in an order at drugstore. Or last conversation ended like any other, we laughed and I hung up the phone with a smile on my face, because that's what Ruthie did, she made you smile! To Ruthies family, im sorry for your loss, she was a great woman! Cindy Bayer

— Cindy Bayer, April 5, 2022

Our hearts break along with yours. What a wonderful mother, sister, aunt and friend we all had in Ruthie. She has left a legacy of strength in all of you. May she rest in the sweetest peace.

— Greg and Vickie Mighton, April 5, 2022

With love and sympathy, Anne, Bob and family

— Bob and Anne Case and family, April 5, 2022

Keeping everyone in the family in my thoughts and prayers.

I’m sorry for your loss.

— Cooper Way, April 4, 2022

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and condolences to all of you. Rest in peace Ruth.

— Bart Penwarden, April 4, 2022

Ruth was an amazing person, and well liked by everyone. Sincerest condolences to the McLellan and Reeves families. Laverne, Liz Donald and family.

— JEANNETTE PRICE, April 4, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Ruth will be sadly missed.
Cathy & Paul Manion

— Cathy Manion, April 4, 2022

Thank you Aunt Ruthie for all the beautiful memories full of laughter. I’ll think of you every time I watch the Blue Jays play. To my cousins please know that your mom/grandma will always be there cheering you on.
Love Lisa 💗 ❤️ 💕

— Lisa, April 4, 2022

We send our heartfelt love. Aunt Ruth’s joyful laugh, wonderful hugs and kindness will never be forgotten. ❤️❤️

— Jack and Cindy Gibson, April 3, 2022

— Jack and Cindy Gibson, April 3, 2022

My deepest condolences to the Reeves and McLellan families on Ruthie’s passing. She was a very special lady & one of the great Reeves’ family!

— Tim Andrews, April 3, 2022

Sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such a great lady and will be missed.

— Brad & Cathy Schwindt, April 3, 2022

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ruthie. She had the biggest heart of gold.
I will cherish all the great memories that we shared over the years.
My heartfelt condolences to the McLellan and Reeves families.
Rest In Peace Ruthie ❤️

— Angie Weber, April 3, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Ruthie will be sadly missed by so many friends and family, the Tangneys

— Margaret Mary and Tom, April 3, 2022

My heart felt condolences to the McLellan and Reeves families, the beautiful tributes speak to such a warm person and how she touched the lives of many.

— Diana Koehler, April 3, 2022

I still can’t believe this wonderful lady has left this earth. Our hearts are broken, and broken for you all. The memories and the love will bring you comfort.
Love from Todd and Janeen, Hannah and Owen
Rest in peace Gramma Ruthie.

— Janeen Risidore, April 2, 2022

Sincere Sympathy to the whole family, Ruth was a great lady! Thinking of you!
Willie and Val Smith

— Willie and Val Smith, April 2, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. So sorry for your loss. Ruth will be sadly missed.
John and Millie Lamont

— Millie Lamont, April 2, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to the whole family
Brian & Tamara

— Brian Plume & Tamara Bondy, April 2, 2022

Our sympathy to the Reeves & McLellan families. Ruth was a very special lady. Everyone loved her. I worked with her for several years and not once did she ever say a bad word about anyone. She new everyone and their birthday. She had a kind soul and everyone felt comfortable when around her. Ruth will be missed but memories will be many RIP Ruth
Gary & Sheila MacEachern

— Gary & Sheila MacEachern In Memory of Ruth McLellan, April 2, 2022

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ruthie’s passing. She always had a smile on her face. Our sincerest condolences to the family, she will be missed!

— Ray and Marion Parker, April 2, 2022

My deepest condolences to all Ruthies family and friends she was a beautiful woman and had a heart of gold .Enjoyed many years working with her and chatting when we ran into each other . She will be sadly missed .

— Cathy Teeter, April 2, 2022

My condolences and prayers to Ruth's Family. Memories are more precious everyday.

— Marlyn Howard, April 2, 2022

Our dearest condolences to Ruthie's (Motorcycle Moma) family. She was an awesome lady. Funny & loyal to us, as I'm sure she was to everyone else. Will always remember those trips, back and forth to Mactac. You,she will always be remembered.

— Ross & Bonnie Love, April 2, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to all of Ruth's McLellan and Reeves family. She was a wonderfull lady and we are pleased to have known Ruth. May she rest in peace.

— Bob and Sylvia Hunter, April 2, 2022

Dear family….so very sorry for your loss. Ruthie was a wonderful lady, with a huge heart and smile
Just hold onto those wonderful memories

— Bill & Judy Gerber, April 2, 2022

Our sincere heartfelt sympathy on the peaceful passing of your loved one. Her wonderful smile and friendly "Hello" will always be a memory of her where ever we met her. She so loved all of her family and lit up like a star when we would ask about her children, grandchildren and all her relatives. You will cherish your happy memories. A beautiful lady with a big heart. May her soul rest in Peace, Sincerely, Bob and Mary McIntee

— Bob and Mary McIntee, April 2, 2022

Our sincere condolences to all the McLellan and Reeves families.
I never saw Ruthie without a smile.

— Marg and Gary Daniels, April 2, 2022

My sincere condolences Anna Marie and Angela in the loss of your Mother. She was a lovely person. Sending you both a hug. My heart goes out to you and your families.

— Sue zonneveld, April 2, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Cathy Dursun and Family

— Cathy Dursun (White), April 2, 2022

Our Deepest Condolences, Ruthie was such a lovely lady, her love and dedication to her family was amazing, she will be missed, Rest In Peace Ruthie❤️

— Jerry and Valerie Arthur, April 2, 2022

My condolences to the entire family she so cherished. She was a grand lady
who alway enjoyed a good laugh and could tell great stories. She will be
missed by all who really knew her.

— Dr Hugh Perrin, April 2, 2022

Our sincere sympathy and condolences to the McLellan and Reeves families.

— Verne and Pauline Mills, April 1, 2022

Mt sincere condolences to Norm and all the McLellan family
Wilson Schwindt

— Wilson Schwindt, April 1, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to the family
Ruth was such a pleasant person always smiling
RIP. Ruth

— Don & Janet Caldwell, April 1, 2022

Our sincere sympathy to all for the loss of a great lady who loved to have a chat and tell us about her family & grandkids. May she rest in peace.

— Marian & Ron Flanigan, April 1, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you all. Ruthie always had sucha big smile for everyone.
Deepest sympathy, Dorothy Chapman.

— Dorothy Chapman, April 1, 2022

My deepest sympathies to your family.❤️

— Debbie Aitken, April 1, 2022

Remembering Ruthie from Wendt’s. She always greeted everyone with a smile.
Condolences to her family.

— Sue Kelly, April 1, 2022

Norm and family, we were sorry to hear about your mom, she and I had some great times at K-Brand for many years and she always had a smile on her face and had time to talk. You will have some great memories.

— Dan&Kim Yake, April 1, 2022

To Ruthies family. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working at Wendts with Ruthie. She was always happy and ready to help. Memories are golden. Larry and Linda Itt

— Linda Litt, April 1, 2022

Please accept my sincere sympathy on Ruth's passing. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed.

— Brenda Harris, April 1, 2022

Dear Norm and Sandy and all of your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the many hours we spent together at the arena watching the boys play hockey. I will cherish the times I saw her after the hockey days. She was always kind and we had great conversations in the past few years.

Marilyn McGowan

— Marilyn McGowan, April 1, 2022

Sincere condolences to your family. Ruth will be missed. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, April 1, 2022

Ruth lit up the room. I will always feel blessed being brought into this family. She brought laughter and love wherever she went. My deepest condolences 🙏.

— Nancy Bowey, April 1, 2022
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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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