Jacqueline Ruth Sundborg (née-Yates), 1951–2022

Ruth Sunborg

It is with great sadness that we announce
the sudden passing of Ruth, aged 71.

Predeceased and eldest child of Calvin Yates and Mary Yates (Peters) of King’s Point, Newfoundland. She leaves to mourn her siblings Scott (Chris), Liz (Dave), Linda (David), numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends in Newfoundland. Beloved niece of Jean Yates (Dave Rankin), she leaves behind her cousins Ashley, Matthew, Jill and Erin of Godmanchester, Qc.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred Sundborg, and her children Kevin (Amanda), Nicholas (Meghan), Sheila and Eric. She was a loving Nanny to Lincoln, Saydie, Eva and Theo.

Ruth was a graduate of Memorial University and held various teaching positions in Newfoundland. When she visited her Aunt Jean in 1977, she met Fred Sundborg; Ruth and Fred worked side by side farming and raising a family. In the following years, Ruth was instrumental in the success of Suntor Holsteins. She was most proud of her family and their accomplishments.

Ruth was involved in many organizations and selflessly volunteered her time going above and beyond to support those around her; the Dewittville Women’s Institute, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital, the United Church Women, Meals on Wheels, Ormstown 4-H, UPA, Chateauguay Valley Book Club and Betty Riel Foundation, to name a few of her involvements. She will be dearly missed.

Ruth was full of life and loved music, traveling, gardening, cooking and baking, she enjoyed hosting family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022,
at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 19 Lambton St., Ormstown, Qc,
followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. and a Celebration of Life and refreshments,
at the Ormstown Curling Club, 7 Châteauguay Street.

To honour her memory,
donations and memorial contributions
may be made to The Betty Riel Foundation
via SABEC (sabecduhsl.com or 450-264-1131)

 

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    TO THE SUNBORG AND RANKIN FAMILIES:

    Our thoughts are with you all during this very sad time.

    Errolyn Rennie & Family


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    Ruth who was our sister in law and a beautiful caring and loving soul. Family was everything to her. She touched so many lives with her beautiful smile and her undying energy. Love you Ruth. Hugs to the Yates and Sundborg families.


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    Our sincere sympathy to Fred and family on your loss of Ruth she will be truly mised in the community. Sincerely, Gib and Kate Campbell


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    So very hard to have heard of Ruth’s untimely death. She was such a good soul. Our sympathies for your loss.
    May peace find you.


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    My most sincere sympathy to Fred and his family on the loss of Ruth. While I never had the privilege of knowing Ruth, her name often came up when I was home visiting as a person who was absolutely committed to ensuring the success of many wonderful projects in the community. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during these very sad and difficult times.

    Sincerely
    Lee Ann (Ruddock) Hamilton


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    Cher Fred et à toute la famille,
    I have just arrived from abroad, to learn this disheartening sad news. I had seen and spoken to Ruth a few days before I left, at the Ormstown Fair Building for the Farmers’ conference taking place there and, as always, Ruth was smilingly speaking to all and as energetic and empathic as she alone could be. She looked as if she should and could be around forever and for everyone’s good. Unfortunately, destiny seemed to have other plans. One thing is however certain, her legacy and involvement in so many community causes assures that her memory will survive and be treasured. Also, through her children and grand-children she will continue to live on. May the passing of time, alleviate your pain. Avec toute ma sympathie, Linda Julien.


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    My cousin Ruth had a knack for doing simple things which were of enormous importance. She showed me the 1-4-3-5 formula which demystified chord structure from guitar to piano for me. She accompanied me to the Avalon Mall cinema for a showing of Lenny when I was underage. She tossed me the keys to her 75 Plymouth Duster in Bonavista and suggested I take it for a spin when I was 19 (on unfamiliar roads in the dark). Years later she invited me to visit her and Fred’s dairy farm in Dewitville which I did on a motorcycle. Years later, I sent my eldest teenage daughter and her friend to that same farm for 2 weeks one summer for the « cow » perspective.

    The last time we spent time together was to walk the King’s Point loop and chat about life and people and things in it. In all our shared times, she was unerringly positive and knew how to listen. Her way was to enrich. A formidably talented person with a heart of gold who was always interested in what was going on in my life. My cousin. One of a pack of 4 who are all superb people, each in their own design. I miss her and am deeply saddened at her loss, though I smile at the memories which come when her name is mentioned.


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    We had the pleasure of meeting Ruth in King’s Point while she was visiting her father. She was gracious, warm, and was passionate about her family and Newfoundland. She was a special lady, and is indeed a loss to her community, as well as her family. We are truly saddened by her passing, and extend our deepest condolences to her family.


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    Dear Fred and your family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. To loose someone so special in one’s life is a sorrow that no one can heal – may time and precious memories help ease your pain.


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    Dear Fred and family, Ruth was a very kind and special lady. I always had a great visit with her. She is truly going to be missed at the depot.


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    Dear Fred, Kevin, Nicholas, Sheila, Eric and Families. We are sorry for your loss. Ruth, was such a great person. Our heartfelt condolences.

    Cousin Lynn, Paul, Spencer and Bridget Maier


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    Memories of Ruth have become treasures. Sincere condolences to everyone in the family. Jean Furcall


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    My sympathies to Fred, their children and grandchildren. Also, sending love and hugs to Ruth’s siblings.

    I was very shocked to hear about Ruth’s sudden passing. Ruth and I grew up in NL and were friends for more than 60 years. I really enjoyed our visits when we happened to be at home at the same time. This year we just missed by one week.

    Ruth, my friend, Rest In Peace. I will never forget you or your beautiful smile.


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    Upon hearing of the sudden loss of Ruth, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the entire family. It isn’t an easy thing to deal with, and comfort and solace can and will be found in each other and your memories of her.
    Time will eventually heal your feelings, but her memory will live on in your hearts. Your loss is Heaven’s gain.


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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, it was so sudden. Her bright smile will be missed.
    My condolances to Fred and all the family.


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    My Deepest Sympathy Fred – Kevin, Nicholas, Sheila, Eric and FAMILIES, Siblings and FAMILIES, and the Rankin FAMILY!
    I Remember RUTH with her “SMILE”, and Always so Pleasant! Lovely Photo of RUTH!
    She will be Missed by “ALL” that Associated with Her in so many ways, and in Her Home Land of Newfoundland!
    May Her MEMORIES give you Strength, Comfort, and LOVE ❤️ In the Days Ahead!
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you “ALL”!


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    Sincere sympathy to all Ruth’s family. She will be missed by her loved ones, friends and community both here in the Chateauguay Valley and in her cherished Newfoundland. Know that we care…
    Donald and Donna Erskine


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    Our deepest sympathies to you all.
    You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
    Lynn & Garry Hamilton


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    So sorry to hear of your loss Fred and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie and Trudy Harvey


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    Words fail to convey how profoundly sad we are for all the family and friends grieving this tragic loss. Such a wonderful woman and beacon of joy, she will be missed by all who knew her.


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    Our deepest condolences to Ruth’s family and many friends. She will be missed by so many, both now and in the years ahead.


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    To Fred and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you.
    Love, Leslie


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    Our sincere condolences to Fred, her children and family. Our community has lost an important member. Though I didn’t see her often but had great conversations when our paths crossed.


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    To our beautiful cousin Ruth.
    We always cherished the times when you and Fred stopped by our place for a visit in Kingston.
    To Fred and all the family, our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you all!
    Ruth will surely be missed.
    Love Art and Deb Hartley


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    Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Ruth was an amazing person, so kind, helpful, witty and always involved in so many community groups. Her presence will be missed but she will never be forgotten. Cathy, Don and family


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    Dear Fred, Kevin, Nicholas, Sheila, Eric and families,

    Very sorry to learn of Ruth’s tragic passing. Not only have you lost a cherished loved one but the community is a lot poorer with her loss. Her warm smile and jovial spirit was her endearing trademark. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
    Sincere condolences,

    Howard and Marielle


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    Our deepest sympathies to the Sundborg & Yates Families. Our hearts, thoughts & prayers are with you all during this very sad time. Ruth, you will always have a special place in my heart for all your hard work in helping me find my grandfather’s relatives & family in Petty Harbour, NL. whom I found in August 2018 while visiting NL. Your immense friendship & kindness will truly & always be cherished. God Bless.
    Marlene & Ross Morley, Greenfield Park, QC.


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    Condolences to the family and friends of Ruth. It was a shock to read of her passing.


  29. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathy to Fred and his family, including the Yates Family and the Rankin family.


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    Hugs to all the family.
    So sorry for your loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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    We were profoundly shocked and saddened to hear this devastating news and send our heartfelt condolences
    to the entire Sundborg family.


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    Fred, Kevin, Nicholas, Sheila, Eric and family.

    Ruth’s sudden passing came as a surprise and shock to us all. As cousins were connected by the many fond memories of growing up. As time passed we all seemed to move in different directions and not see each other often. However, it only took a few minutes when we did get together before the stories and laughter would start. A favourite greeting was, “Remember when…” and another tale was told. Ruth liked people and she genuinely enjoyed the camaraderie of all she met. She was vibrant, optimistic and had a genuine friendly manner.

    Ruth’s love and dedication to her family and an unselfish contributor to her community will be forever remembered. At this time of deep sorrow draw strength from each other, treasure your memories and hold Ruth’s energy and spirit in your hearts. I know that the love Ruth had for you all will be felt for a very long time and will continue to bring a smile that will warm and comfort you.

    I will always remember my dear sweet cousin, with her beautiful smile, warmly and with love.

    Michelle


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    Dear Fred, Kevin, Nick, Sheila, Eric & families,
    It is with sadness & shock that we send our most sincere condolences to all the family, including the Rankin family.
    Tom & Shirley Vandor


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    I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. We took a couple of French courses and I will always remember her sense of humour. There were not many times that I saw Ruth without a smile on her face. Sending lots of hugs.


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    Our deepest sympathies to Fred and the whole family. We will remember her kindness and friendly smile.


  36. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies to Fred and all his family on the passing of Ruth. We will forever miss her.


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    My deepest sympathy to the entire Sundborg family on the passing of Ruth. She was a big part of the success at Suntor Holsteins.


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    Dear Fred and family, Words cannot express how much we extend our sincere sympathies to you. Our hearts go out to you on the tragic loss of Ruth.
    Lorne and Shirley


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    Our deepest sympathy to Fred, Kevin, Nick, Sheila and Eric as well as the Rankin family.


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    My Sincere Sympathy to the Sundborg Family. An energetic,kind and caring person taken too soon. The Templeton Family.


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    I’m shocked and upset to hear that we’ve lost Ruth, beloved wife of my dear second cousin Fred.

    Ruth found me in 2015 via Ancestry.ca. She joked that she thought she’d try Internet dating, and she got me. I’m so glad she did! We spent many happy hours together, visiting and working on our genealogy–and had, in fact, hoped to go to Oldbury (part of Birmingham) in England together to dig up more inforation about Fred’s and my great-grandparents. So sad that we’ll now never be able to do that.

    All my love to Fred and his children. Pat and I loved every minute we spent with you and Ruth in Ottawa during the Sesquicentennial celebrations. We’ll see you next week in Ormstown.

    Love Anne xoxo


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    Our deepest sympathies to the family. As one who also chose to marry someone from the Valley, I appreciated Ruth for helping me feel welcome. Cherish the memories.


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    My deepest condolences to all of Ruth’s family. Such a kind, interesting and lively person she was. She will be missed! My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


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    Such a shock to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to Fred and all the family, she will be missed.


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    Liz and to all of Ruth’s family, please accept our deepest condolences. So sorry, Liz, to hear of the sudden passing of your sister. Know that you and all Ruth’s family are in my prayers. Praying for you all that are grieving, that God in his tender mercy will keep you in his loving arms, and may his peace surround you all. Ina and Perry Adams.

    May the peace if God surround you all .


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    We are so sorry. Our sympathy goes to all the family. We miss her already. May she Rest In Peace.


  47. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies to all of the family.
    Ruth always had a warm smile for everyone!


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    Fred & Family, May I offer our sincere condolences to You and your Family! We send you our Love and Hugs! Shocking news Fred!


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    Our deepest sympathy to you all. May your cherished memories of Ruth be a comfort to you in the days ahead.


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    Our deepest sympathies. Ruth was a very nice person and will be missed by many.
    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family and friends.


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    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Sunborg family. Ruth was a wonderful woman with such a positive attitude.
    Wishing you all comfort and strength in the days and months ahead.
    Mary and David Greig


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    Please accept my condolences on the sudden death of of Ruth. She was an active part of our community.
    She leaves us with her wonderful smile and memories of times past.
    Sharon


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    Fred, Shelia, Eric, Kevin, Nicholas, and Kevin, deepest condolences from Tom and I. She was a beautiful person, her loss will be felt deeply at home, to the east, and west. Aunt Jean, Uncle Dave we love you and our hearts are with you both as well. Liz, Linda, Scott, your sister was amazing in all she did, like yourselves, a pillar of families and the community. Please find comfort in your sorrow, in each other. Love Dana and Tom


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    I am so saddened to hear of Ruth’s sudden passing. Ruth was a childhood friend. We lost contact as adults, but the memories I have are precious and Cherished. My most sincerest condolences to Ruth’s husband and children; to Scott, Liz and Linda. Rest Easy Ruth. Prayers of comfort and strength for your family as they go forward.


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    Our deepest sympathies in this time of sorrow. Ruth will be missed and memories will comfort you in the days ahead.
    Thinking of you all. From Ken and Debbie Elder


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    So very sorry for your loss. Ruth was a very caring woman and came to comfort me (Marilyn) when there was a loss in my family. It’s something I’ll never forget. Wishing you comfort and strength for the journey ahead. You’re all in our hearts and prayers.


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    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs
    Much love from cousin Lisa Hartley-Schnobb and Family