Ruth Ann Rydall (nee Jack), of Hanover, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, February 10, 2020. She was 72.
Born on August 21, 1947 in Proton Township on the family farm, Ruth Ann was the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (nee Gilkes) Jack. Many people would remember Ruth when she worked as a Hairdresser. Not only did she work out of a salon, but later decided to do hair out of her home. She loved when clients came for cuts, curls and definitely chats. She was a warm hearted woman with a wonderful smile. As she raised her family of all girls, she would help out with the girls' activities and interests....everything from 4H Clubs to Sunday School. After retirement, Ruth could be found with the girls sitting around the table with a pile of photos and various papers and scissors. Scrapbooking was her thing and her love of recreating memories and reminiscing.
Survived by loving daughters Angela Rydall of Ayton, Crystal (Dave) Hogg of Barrie, Mandy Rydall (Scott MacDonald) of New Brunswick and Shannon (Mike) Ernest of Hanover. Adored grandmother of Justin, Logan, Kyle, Nicholas, Tyler, Ryan, Jacob and Kaylee. Remembered by her siblings Earl (Judy) Jack of Kitchener, Larry (Barb) Jack of Meaford, Bryan (Debbie) Jack of Thornbury, Barb (Bill) Merrifield of Markdale, Dora Hiltz and Wanda (Rory) Cramer both of Collingwood. Loved by many nieces, nephews and their families. Ruth will be remembered by her special friend John Rydall of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Richard "Dick" Rydall and brother in law Mike Hiltz.
To honour her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Hanover on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 1-3 pm with a time to share memories at 2:30pm. Please feel free to bring any photos to share with the family so that the tradition of scrapbooking can continue on in her memory.
Inurnment of ashes will take place in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.