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Ruth Nora McLellan

Ruth Nora McLellan

April 11, 2022

Ruth Nora McLellan

McLELLAN, Ruth Nora (née Weber) – Ruth was called to rest on Monday, April 11, 2022, at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Gordon McLellan (1992). Ruth was born in Minto Township to Henry and Henrietta (Rolufs) Weber. In 1946 she married Gordon and they farmed in Arthur Township all of their married life. They raised a family of six children. Cherished mother of Dorothy McNabb (Donald), Velma Manser (Barry), Debbie Hawkrigg (Scott), the late Marilyn Wagner (Hans), the late Beverly Gordon McLellan, and the late Barbara McLellan. She was very much loved by her nine grandchildren: David (April), Dan (Sonya) and Derek McNabb; Michael (Donna) and Lynda Manser (Lyndon); Robert (Becky) Wagner; Lori Hawkrigg (Cody), Shannan Hawkrigg-Nagy (Ian) and Jamie (Alexandra) Hawkrigg. Ruth was blessed with many wonderful great-grandchildren. Survived by her dear sister Helen Gascho, sisters-in-law Isabella and Shirley McLellan, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brothers Albert, Norman, Bill and Meinert Weber and by sisters Alma Dowling, Gladys Greenwood, Marie Mallett and Verna Elliott. 

Ruth’s strong commitment to God, and to her family, was evident in her love and kindness to all. The family is very thankful for the excellent care provided by the staff and volunteers of Strathcona Long Term Care.

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, April 13th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Masks are not mandatory but strongly encouraged to protect vulnerable family members. A private funeral service will be held at St. John’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Mount Forest. Spring interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to St. John’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


I am so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless

— Lori Roefs, April 26, 2022

God has called a special soul. Always so positive. Always with a friendly smile and greeting. Sympathy and prayers are sent your way.

— Carol and Glenn Leibold, April 17, 2022

My sympathies to the family of Ruth.

— Diana Koehler, April 17, 2022

Our condolences to all of aunt Ruth's family. Her warm smile on meeting her will always be remembered.

— Murray and Irene Greenwood, April 16, 2022

Dear Velma, Isabella informed me of your mother's passing, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Anna

— Anna McLellan, April 15, 2022

To all of Ruth's family we send our deepest sympathy for your loss...Ruth always had a warm smile each time we met and showed her love for life. She will be truly missed. Take care and support each other during this time of grief.
Rick & Danie

— Daniella Zorzi & Rick Brown, April 15, 2022

To Ruth's family. So sorry for your loss. Ruth was my Sunday school teacher many years ago and her generous spirit and gentle smile will always be remembered.
Our church family will miss her dearly but rejoice in her just reward in heaven..

— Larry & Wilda Leibold, April 14, 2022

Velma..so sorry to hear about your Mom. Hugs and our thoughts to you and all the family at this time. Sharon Martin

— Sharon Martin, April 14, 2022

My sincere condolences to Velma, Dorothy, Debbie and families. Your mom was a lovely gentle woman and you will miss her.

— Bonnie Aitken, April 14, 2022

Sorry to hear of the lost but we know she is in a better place with the Lord for eternity. We remember her as a very kind, gracious,
and wonderful Aunt who loved the Lord Jesus.

We apologize for not being able to come to the funeral home to meet you and express our condolences. Both Wendy and I had a cold, was important to protect your families from what we had.

May God continue to bless you all richly!

— Archie and Wendy Stewart, Brighton, Ontario, April 14, 2022

Our sympathy to all of Ruth's family at this time.
Jim and Peg Sheehy

— Jim and Peggy Sheehy, April 14, 2022

A wise person once told me "You're never old enough to lose your mother." Our sincere sympathy to Dorothy, Velma, and all of Ruth's loved ones. She was a lovely lady, and Mom and I enjoyed her company (and yours) when they both were in the nursing home.

— Donna & Brian Padfield, April 14, 2022

so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you

— FRED AND DIANNE HOEHN, April 14, 2022

Condolences to the McLellan families. The short time during which we got to know your mom made it clear what a lovely lady she was. A life well lived and a mother much loved. You were all blessed. RIP Ruth. Thinking of all of you. Stephen and Maureen Dineen

— Maureen Dineen, April 13, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

— Ray and Marion Parker, April 13, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dorothy, Velma, and the rest of your families.

I always enjoyed popping in to see your Mom when visiting my Mom in the nursing home. She was always such a cheerful, kind, and gentle person.


— Arden McNabb, April 13, 2022

My condolences to Velma and Barry,Dorothy and Don And all the McLellan famliy .She was a wonderful lady'

— Wilson Schwindt, April 13, 2022

My sincerest condolences to all of Ruth's family. So many of you I knew so well. Your mother was a lovely, gentle lady and you all benefitted from her graciousness. I met her many times when I would be taking part in the church services that we would bring in, to the previous nursing home. She lived to be a wonderful age and I am sure she will be watching all of you, of whom she has always been so proud.
Pauline Brown

— Pauline Brown, April 13, 2022

Dorothy, Velma, Debbie & families, sincere condolences with the loss of your wonderful Mom.
I always remember Aunt Ruth’s kindness and her sweet soft voice, and the fun we had as young ones on the farm.
Rest In Peace Aunt Ruth.
Sorry I can’t be there to be with you all today.


— Sharon & Paul Gibson, April 13, 2022

Our sincere sympathies to Ruth's family. I enjoyed talking to her at the Nursing Home. What a lovely lady. She will be missed.

— Brian & Brenda Leibold, April 13, 2022

Our sincere condolences to you all and your famillies. My Mom will always remember the wonderful trip she had with Ruth to Vancouver to visit Mike & Donna. Those memories will last forever. Rest Pracefully

— Sherley Pero, April 13, 2022

My deepest sympathy to all Ruth’s family
Thinking of you at this difficult time

— Kathy Allen, April 13, 2022

Dear Dorothy, Velma and all Ruth's family...

I was so saddened to read of your Mum's passing while at same time so comforted knowing she is with the Lord. I feel so very blessed to have had the opportunity to know her.

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

— Sheryl Elliston, April 13, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Memories are a cherished gift.

— Dale and Verna Mason, April 13, 2022

May the many special memories of Ruth comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Kevin & Diane Vogel & Family, April 13, 2022

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a kind hearted person and always a smile on her face. I have many fond childhood memories of time spent of your house with Debbie and Barb or when our family visited on a Saturday evening and all of us kids playing tag or hide n seek.
Your Mom will live on in your hearts, remember all those special memories that you shared as a family. Sending our sincere sympathy to all of you.

— Mark and Norva McQueen, April 13, 2022

Condolences to all of Ruth’s family. Sorry for your loss.

— Ken and Karen Thompson, April 13, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Darlene & Kyle McLellan

— Darlene McLellan, April 12, 2022

Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. Know that she is now looking down and protecting all her precious family💔💔

— Crystal Johnson-Steffler, April 12, 2022

My deepest sympathy to your families Dorothy. Ruth was such a wonderful lady & I personally enjoyed a visit with her when you brought her to Diner's Club when I hosted them.
Cherish the wonderful memories that no one can ever take away. Big hugs!

— Linda Sinclair, April 12, 2022

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, April 12, 2022

Thinking of you Dorothy Donald Velma Barry Debbie Scott ❤️❤️My condolences

Wendy Jeff Smeltzer (McLellan)

— Wendy Smeltzer, April 12, 2022

Our sincere condolences to Ruth's family. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Paul & Mary Lou

— Paul & Mary Lou Bolen, April 12, 2022

Sending our sincere condolences to all of Ruth's family. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Hugs.
Jim & Donna

— Jim & Donna Bowden, April 12, 2022

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

— Dona and Bob McFarlane, April 12, 2022

Our condolences to all of Ruth's family she was a great lady and will be missed.

— John&Patti Weber, April 12, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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