Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossom the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. HWL
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ruth Martha Jeffery announce her passing on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the age of 91. A much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will truly be missed. We know she will be reunited with the love of her life and best friend Harry (2011) with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Ruth’s whole life revolved around her family. Cherished mother of Mary Margaret and Gary Thompson of Parkhill, Paul and Jan Jeffery of Hensall, Shawn and Marion Jeffery of Hensall, Mark and Sheila Jeffery of Hanover and Nancy Jane and George Finch of Exeter. Cherished grandmother of Roxanna and Lee, Brandon and Katy, Caroline and Scott, Kathleen and Adam, Genevieve and Waurner; Marshall and Stacey, Chelsey and Brennan, Todd and Sara, Tara and Marc; Jacob, Stacey, and Shannon and Janet; Kayti and Rob, Adam; Nathan and Becca, Tyler, Vanessa. Great-grandmother 22. Dear sister-in-law of Eileen and Doug Rivers. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Martha (Gaiser) and Jacob Ratz, her siblings Gordon and Helen Ratz, Alma and Gerald Godbolt, Gladys and Emerson Bawden, Reta and Ray Collett, and brother-in-law Bob and Bernice Jeffery. Missed by her nieces and nephews, and her first cousin and close friend Elsie (Tuckey) Hermann.
Ruth spoke fondly of her childhood home at Khiva Corners. Ruth’s mother would often remind her to stay in close touch with her family, which she did her entire life. The members of her Crediton Zion United Church Sunday School class remained life long friends. She trained as a hair stylist in London. Ruth and Harry settled on the Jeffery homestead in Usborne Township in 1953 where they farmed and raised their 5 children. She was an active member of the Exeter UCW. Ruth and Harry enjoyed the company of their wonderful circle of friends and neighbours throughout the years.
A private family funeral service will be held on Friday, October 16 at 1 PM with Rev. Paul Ross officiating. Although the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your own home. Stream the service live by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Cremation with a private family interment will be held at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, EXETER entrusted with arrangements.
Donations to the Diabetes Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Exeter United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.