Ruth Graham Petch (née Robinson), R.N., B.A, April 20, 1929 – March 10, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Graham Petch
announce her passing on March 10, 2021.

 

A caring and loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, she will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Ruth led her life guided by compassion and love for people in both her professional and personal paths.   She was a dedicated, caring nurse for over fifty years at the Barrie Memorial Hospital and as school nurse at CVR High School.

Ruth’s active involvement, selfless generosity, and constant support to the widespread Ormstown community was felt by many.

Devoted mother of Mary Greig (David), John (Sandra) and Judy Middlemiss (John).  Loving grandmother of Steve (Laura), Kelly, Michael, Molly, Keara, Bradley (Michelyn), Andrew and Katie. Adored great-grandmother of Logan and Alayna.

Sister of Jean McClintock, Allan and Donald Robinson, she will also be missed by in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by husbands Alton Graham and Charles Petch, sisters Helen Barrington, Lois McCaig and Mary Robinson.

She provided great inspiration to all of us
and will live in our hearts forever.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct.9,2021 in St. Paul’s United Church, Ormstown.  Visitation will begin at 1:00pm followed by the service at 2:pm.

In Ruth’s memory, donations may be made to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital, 28 Gale St. Ormstown, Qc, J0S 1K0 (also by e-transfer at dabarriememorial@gmail.com) and to the St. Paul’s United Church, C/O James Sproule, 49 Gale St., Ormstown, QC J0S 1K0.

“A life lived for others is a life well lived”.

 

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    My sincerest condolences to the family. I remember Mrs Graham as a nurse at school, who genuinely cared for her patients, who was able to administer her care with determination and tenderness, and not just filling in a position.

    Frederick Sherrington
    Val des Monts, QC


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    I am so sorry to read this… Mrs Graham was a big part of my childhood, as the school nurse, a devoted church member, and the mother of a friend. She was present at many of our family events, and always very supportive and caring.

    We extend sincere condolences,


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    My sympathies to Mrs Graham’s family. She was a lovely person.
    I was happy to be able to meet her again at the Residence in Ormstown. She will be missed.


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    John, Mary, & Judy,

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was an extremely kind person, always willing to help someone wherever and whenever she could. We were fortunate to chat with her face to face in Ormstown less than 2 years ago when we were literally just passing through. It was wonderful to see her and to get caught up. Our sincere condolences.

    Mike & Myrna Whitehead


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    Judy, John, and Mary and families.
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    You all shared her with so many of us.
    Hold tight to the Happy times, and all the great memories you have to get you through this very sad time.
    Thinking of you all.
    Gayle CRAIG


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    A great lady that was an important part of our community. A delightful smile and kind words is what I remember most.


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    Our sympathy to all the family. Ruth was our neighbour and our school nurse. She helped many families including ours. RIP Ruth.


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    Mary and Dave and family,
    Our most sincere sympathy all. Ruth was a wonderful person. She will be remembered for all the kindnesses she gave to others.
    George and Roberta


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    On behalf of the Hemmingford Branch of the Women’s Institute, we send our deepest sympathy. Ruth was a dedicated W.I. member, who was always so willing to participate and lend a helping hand where needed. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. Ruth Chalifoux, President – Hemmingford Branch.


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    To All Members of Ruth’s Family:

    The Dictionary states : « Nurse, one who is trained to look after the sick. »
    Ruth was that and so much more both to her patients and anyone who needed her.
    Ruth was so kind to our Mother and had breakfast with Mom and Dad whenever she checked
    in on them over the years.
    Our Community will miss her.


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    Such a lovely woman, so helpful and happy. I loved seeing her at CVR helping with the breakfast club. So very friendly…thinking of your family at this time ❤️


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      All my sympathies to the family , I had the pleasure of meeting her and work with her with my agency and she was a great woman , loved her sense of humour … may she rest in peace . Thinking of you with love Ruth ❤️


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    Our sympathy to the family. Ruth was a very special lady. She will be missed by the community.


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    Dear Mary, David and family,

    Our sincere condolences for the recent passing of your mother. It was a life well lived.
    We remain eternally grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity she showed us, by opening her home to our family, while our new house was being completed.


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    Our sympathies to the family. Her willingness to help everyone around her will be missed.


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    She was a very special lady and will be dearly missed. Deepest sympathies to the families!


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    Our sincere condolences to all. of the family. .Ruth was an incredible women ..thank you RIP❤


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    She will be truly missed, a great service to our community we are saddened by her departure and our condolences to the family. We wish you peace in your time of reflection xox


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    I’m going to miss your singing and doing your hair for you before supper at the residence Ormstown.
    Thank you Ruth for the time I had with you. My dearest sympathies , will miss you, your friend Angela


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    Our sympathies to the entire family. Mrs. Graham was a beautiful soul – a woman of grace and poise who influenced many. She will be greatly missed.


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    My sincere condolences to the family. Ruth was an instrumental influence to me at the beginning of my nursing career at the Barrie, and I feel very proud to follow in her nursing shoes at CVR. Ruth, you will be greatly missed.


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    Our sincere condolences to all the Family, you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

    Eunice, Barry & Crystal Rember


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    A wonderful woman who was always positive and happy. She welcomed me when I first came to Ormstown many years ago as she did every time we met since.May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family on their loss.


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    My condolence to the family, she was well known in the community and will be missed by many.


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    Our condolences to the family. We have many good memories of Ruth especially from her time as the school nurse at CVR.


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    Our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed playing cards with her in the card club. Always willing to help with anything that she could. She will be sadly missed. William and Joanne Mason.


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    My sincere condolences to you Mary and you’re extended family, Ruth was a kind loving person dedicated to looking after others in their time of illness. She looked after me in1967 for a week making sure that I was comfortable and suffered no pain, every night before closing the lights she always brought me some cookies and something to drink, Her work in the community was unsurpassed, She will be missed by everybody. may she rest in peace.

    John Harris


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    Dear family
    My deepest condolences at the loss of Aunt Ruth. She’s there at the centre of so many Ormstown memories. Always caring whether anybody asked for it or not! The pool, the flower show, visiting Pete & Helen, Christmas parties. Always in the thick of things, always glad to see us. She has a special place in my heart. Love to you all.


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    Our sincere sympathies to the family on the loss of your Mom, Mary. She will be remembered fondly by many in our communities. A life well lived!


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    My Sincere Sympathy to Mary, John, Judy and your Families! Also to the Siblings, Nieces and Nephews and ALL their Families, and to ALL who knew this Special Lady in many ways! Thoughts and Prayers are with you ALL in this most difficult time! May “Her” Memories give you Strength each day! God Bless you ALL! ❤️


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    My sympathies to Ruth’s family and friends on their loss. I appreciated getting to know Ruth as she went about lending a hand at many community activities over the years.