It is with sad hearts that the family announces the passing of a strong, caring and witty woman. Ruth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday March 2, 2018 at Spruce Lodge.  Born September 22, 1927 in Stratford to the late Anne Bellwood and James Hooper.  Loving mother of Christine Wilker and Donnie Robinson, Louise Allard, Laurie Nightingale and John Vanderlinde, Jamie Bailey and Trudie Wiseman, Scott Bailey and Cindy Vancoillie, and Jackie and Rod Schneider. Dear sister of Dolores Peachey of Hamilton. Proud and loving grandma of Jo-Anne, Christopher, Eddie (Jessica), Lee (Angela), Tiffany, Jazzele (Chris), Dylan (Carly), Jesse (Dora), Tressa (Spencer), Taylor, Kate, Luke, and great grandchildren Neve, Ava, Clay, Payton, Josh and Sloan. Also missed by niece Cathie (John), and nephew Greg (Gladys). Predeceased by John Bailey, son-in-law Robert Wilker, and brother-in-law Mack Peachey.  Ruth’s kind spirit, sense of humour and creative flare will live on in the people’s lives whom she touched.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Spruce Lodge for their care and compassion.  Cremation has taken place and a reception to celebrate Ruth’s life will take place at the Stratford Municipal Golf Course, 251 Norfolk Street, Stratford on Saturday, March 24, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411

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