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Tuesday January 22, 2013


Ruth, 89, resident of Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence, Aurora, Ontario, passed away on January 7th, 2013 at McKenzie Health Care Centre. She was born to the late Herbert and Mabel (nee Sugden) Meade, May 13, 1923, in Hamilton, ON. Ruth married the late Lorne George Elley in 1947, and they lived together in Binbrook, Hamilton and Brantford before relocating to Sarnia in 1987. After Lorne's death in 2009, Ruth relocated to Aurora in 2010 Ruth was devoted to her family, fun loving and had a warm heart for others. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, little theatre, travel, square dancing, cards, bowling, lawn bowling, and camping. She is survived by two daughters: Dale Elley-Bristow (Duncan) of Collingwood and Denise Exler (John) of Newmarket; and four grandchildren: Erin and Jaclyn Bristow, and Rachel and Thomas Exler. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and donations can be made to the Salvation Army online at A memorial service and reception in celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 2 pm at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway, Aurora. Interment will be held in a private family service at Lakeview Cemetery in Sarnia at a later date. Online condolences at

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