I am writing with news that Ruth died at home on Saturday with her family around her, just as she wanted it.
Ruth was involved in this Group and others, for many years until the beginning of this year when she couldn't sign in. For a while, she continued to read the Posts but couldn't reply. Then she became very ill and was taken to hospital where she was told nothing more could be done, Ruth had been through all the treatment possible and like myself and others, hadn't expected to live for years after diagnosis. Her husband decided he wanted Ruth to come home and be cared for by him with the help of her son and daughter when they could.
I know some of you will remember the excitement when Ruth became a grandparent to a beautiful granddaughter, she didn't ever expect to see. That granddaughter is now just over one year old.
The last email I got from Ruth was last Thursday when she said she thought her time was finally up and she was ready to go. She was such a determined, strong and thoughtful friend, right to the end.
When I didn't get an email on Friday or Saturday, I knew my friend had died as they were the only two days I hadn't received an email from her since February and I was sad but relieved for Ruth as she had been through so much these last six months. Please keep Ruth, her husband, son, daughter and of course her granddaughter and extended family in your thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all,
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So sorry to read this, Ruth was a gentle kind soul., glad her family was with her. and she was at home.
My thoughts are with her immediate family, and all that knew her.
Now at peace, shine bright, lovely lady, x
Thanks for letting us know.
So sorry to read this news Thank you for letting us all know I had many chats with her x
RIP Ruth...i'm glad you had your family by your side. My condolences to her family!!
Sleep well Ruth and fly high, my thoughts are with your family and friends.
Thoughts with you and the family
My thoughts are with her family
Thanks for letting us know Annette, Ruth was a lovely person my thoughts and prayers for her loved one's, she has gone to live in the house of our lord.
Thank you for telling us Annette, this is never an easy task. I hope you are ok, I know how close you and Ruth were.
Ruth was such a lovely caring lady. We were all overjoyed for her granddaughters birth, as you said, she was beyond thrilled to have had become a grandma. I am so glad she had that opportunity.
Condolences to her family, and my thoughts are with everyone in the group that knew her.
Thank you the news. Such a lovely lady so glad she was at home with her family.
Prayers to family and friends