Ruth (Turley) Matthies

May 9, 2019


Ruth, (nee Turley), of Owen Sound, formerly of Kitchener, ON, passed  away at Mapleview Long Term Care, on Thursday May 9,2019 in her 104th year. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gordon (1999).  Also by her siblings Lillian, Alfred, Violet, Martha, Wilburn and Marion.  She is survived by sister Margaret.

   (Nana)  Ruth will be missed by her son Paul, daughter-in-law Lynda, her grandchildren  Mike (Therese), Gillian, Andrew and Lara (Brandon) as well as her great grandchildren Finley and Willow.

  Ruth was born in Ashworth ON, near Huntsville and was raised in Galt (Cambridge) ON. She worked for Bell Canada there until her marriage to Gordon in April 1941. They owned and operated a General Store in Floradale ON, near Elmira. Their son Paul was born in 1944. They relocated to Kitchener in 1949. Ruth worked as a Switchboard Operator at the KW Hospital  and later at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfred Laurier U).

  In Kitchener, she and Gordon were dedicated members of St Peter's Lutheran Church, where Ruth taught Sunday School  for many years. They moved to Owen Sound in 1995 and were members of  The Lutheran Church of our Saviour, where Ruth was an active member of the Altar Guild for a number of years.

  Friends will be received at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241 9th St W, Owen  Sound on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 4-6 pm. A private family funeral  & interment service will held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lutheran Church of our Saviour, Owen Sound, or to a charity of your choice.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth (Turley) Matthies, please visit our floral store.


May 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home
241 Ninth Street West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3N7

© 2020 Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA