THISTLE – Ruth E., 85, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, February 7th, 2011 with her family by her side.
Born in Lockeport, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Maude (Townsend) Blades.
She will be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother, neighbor and friend.
She is survived by her daughters: Joan Fraser (Bill Gibson) of Halifax, Audrey “Billie” Wamboldt (Meredith Dauphinee) of Bridgewater, Bonnie (Dave) MacDonald of Timberlea and Joy (Bob) Young of Stratford, P.E.I.. Sons: John Jr. “Jack” (Wendy) of Brooklyn, Clay (Myra) of Milton and Randy (Debbie) of Dryden, ON. 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Adopted sister Yvonne Cotter of East Green Harbor.
She was predeceased by her husband John, infant grandson Richard, granddaughter Tamara “Tammy’ Fraser and sisters Gladys Silver, Ethel Pyne and Marjorie Foote.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be held Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Collaborative Care Unit. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Kirk and Donna Whynot
Jack, Wendy and Madison and Family, So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing but no more pain. She is finally at please. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Ruth
Laurie and Janet Clattenburg
Our sympathies and thoughts are with you.
Laurie and Janet
To all Ruth’s family So sorry to hear of your loss, she always had a smile and often talked to me especially about my Mom(Helen) Take care thoughts & prayers to all.
Pam and Wayne Mansfield
Jack, Wendy and Jay and Deb along with your families..Sorry to hear of the loss of your precious and ever so sweet Mom. Our sympathies and thoughts are with you.
PEGGY and JUNIOR DALBY"
JACK, WENDY,and MADISON so sorry to hear about your MOTHER’S passing. OUR thoughts are with you always. LOVE from Junior and Peggy.
Janet and George Fletcher
Jack and Wendy: We were sorry to hear about Ruth. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great neighbor and a great dear friend to my mom Blanche Veinot for many many years. She will be missed but always with you guys in your hearts and the memories can never be taken away.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Thistle. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of happy times spent together will help ease the pain you are feeling now. God bless you all.
MARILYN WHYNOT /AVERY CROFT
TO RUTH’S FAMILY WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING! OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL THAT THIS SAD TIME .
doug and sylvia zwicker and brian and kim mansfield
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Jim, Arlene & Graydon Coombs
To all of Ms. Thistle’s family , sorry to hear her passing. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.
To Ruths Family,So sorry to hear of Ruths passing,always enjoyed our Homecare visits,Ruth loved to laught.Thinking of you all at this sad time.
she will be greatly missed
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sympathy is being sent to the family in the death of your loved one. Sorry to see of your Mom’s passing Jack.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Our sincere condolences to Jack, Clay and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.
She was a great lady and will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
To all the children and their families of Mrs Thistle, our sincere condolences go out to you all, I grew up with all of you in Sandy Cove , just a good stone throw away and in their later years, Mom got to know Mrs Thistle better when they went to gatherings together. Our thoughts are with you all. Take care of yourselves.
Fred and Ruby Scobey
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Billie and Meredith,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. All her pain is now laid to rest. You are in our thought’s and prayers. God bless you both and to the rest of the Families.
Peggy & Francis Payzant.
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Bonnie, Joy, Billie, Joan, Jackie, Clay & Jay: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We all grew up together in Sandy Cove and always felt welcome at Mrs. Thistle’s home. She also made the best chocolate cake ever!! She was a wonderful and kind lady. We wll always cherish the memories that we have of her as we are sure all of you will cherish your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. TAKE CARE!!
Ruth was a wonderful woman and a pleasure to take care of during her time at Queens General Hospital, she will be missed by the nursing staff. I was glad that I had the chance to get to know her and her family, they treated the nurses just like family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rachelle Mintz RN
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan &family at this sad time.
we were sorry to hear of your mothers passing. jack&ellenmacleod.
Karla,Kendell &Kennedy Colp
With a heavy heart we offer sincere condolences to all of Ruth’s beloved family. She had the spirit and drive that would challenge any I’ve known. I send a special heartfelt thanks to Jack,Wendy and Madison for allowing me the chance to befriend Ruth. She had a joy for friends,laughter and a quick wit that would have you in stitches at every visit. Ruth had the warmest heart and a life full of grand stories she shared often. She had a true love for all her children and spoke of them often with pride. I so looked forward to our weekly visits and a great cup of tea. Decorating the Christmas tree will always be a sweet memory. Ruth was someone VERY SPECIAL,my true friend who will be in my heart always!!
Peter & Clare
To Jack, Wendy & Family. Clare & I would like to offer our condolances on the passing of Ruth. We did not see her all that much but I am sure she will be missed.
Rose Marie (Veinot) Mooers
To Joan, Billy, Jackie, Bonnie, Clay, Joy and Jay my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your mom. Living in the neigborhood and going to school with some of you I spent quite a lot of time at your place. Your mom was a very kind and loving person who will be missed by not only the family but by the many people who knew her.
God Bless you all at this difficult time and remember to keep her memories in your heart.
Rose Marie (Veinto) Mooers
Vincent & Linda Wood
To Bonnie,Billie and family, we are sorry to hear about the loss
of your mother. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Vincent & Linda Wood
Dear Clay, Myra and family. I was very sorry to read of Clay’s Mom passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and I hope you keep all the treasured memories close to the heart. May God give you the strength to go on and be the best that you can be by following her teachings . Sincerely Elva
Dear Clay, Myra and family: It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Clay’s Mom. I would like to offer my sympathy and I hope that knowing others care, will help you get past the trying times and keep all the precious memories close to the Heart. Sincerely Elva
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Jack, Wendy and Maddie,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Susan, Kevin, Rebecca and Kate
Gary and Donna Jollimore
Sincere condolences in the passing of your Mother, Jack and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lanny & Bea DeLong
Jack & Wendy
Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family.
gary and barb goulden
we are so sorry to hear about your mom ,i had a great visit with her this summer.gary has fond memories of your mom and dad
Perry and Ann Potter
We are so sorry Billie to hear about the passing of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I will miss seeing her with a big smile every week at our senior group. She will be missed.
Please know my thoughts are with you all at this time. I was so saddened to read in the paper today of your mother’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of your family and know this must be a difficult time for you all. Love to you all.
Philip @ RoseMary Decker
Dear Jack, Wendy and families,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.She was such a sweet lady .I enjoyed the times I went to Seniors with her. We had a lot of laughts together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
RoseMary & Philip
Ruth will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Heaven now has another angel.
Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Our deepest sympathy,s to all the family and friends of Ruth. She was a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Your memories will help to keep her near even now. God Bless.
To Ruth’s family,
I’d like to extend my sincere condolences. I truly enjoyed knowing Ruth, a very pleasant, kind and independent lady. I’m sure you’ve all been truly blessed for having her in your lives.
Jewel and Dave Wilson
Jack and Wendy and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.She will be a great loss to all of you. We got to know your Mom a little during her time she was on meaks on wheels,she seemed like such a wonderful lady.
Michael & Linda Wile
To all the Thistle children:
Both Mike and I were so very sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. To Joan, a dear friend, I extend my deepest condolences. I know what it means to lose a mother.
Vicki & Steve Roberts
Our sincere sympathy and condolences to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Val & John Kempton
To the family of Ruth – Please accept our sincere condolences on you loss.
Doreen (MacKenzie) Wilson
To the Thistle family:
I just learned of your Mom’s passing. I want to give my condolences. I remember the times growing up and playing with all of you. I also remember what a great cook your Mom was and a beautiful lady. Good memories keep her alive. I wish you all much comfort, peace, and many happy memories.
Anna Himmelman (Balcom)
To all of Aunt Ruth’s fine family..
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth’s passing. She was such a memorable lady. May you cherish all the great memories you have of her. My sincere smypathy and condolences to the entire family.
Robert & Linda Trainor
To Jack and the family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. I met your Mom through the Liberal Assoc. She was such a nice person. May GOD be with you all at this time of sorrow. May GOD give you peace.
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and sorrow goes out to the family. I grew up with Joy and remember some of the family. Take care.
Jack and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. Hold on to your good memories and use them to get through the difficult days ahead. May God bless!
Charlie & Sheila Manthorne
To Jack & Clay and entire Thistle Family,
Very sorry to hear of your mother’s recent passing. Be sure to treasure your many fond memories. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our thoughts are with you.
A lovely lady.
My deepest sympathy and condolences are with you during this very difficult time. I have known Ruth since I was a little girl. She was neighbors with My nan Vivian Daniels. I remember Ruth as a wonderful woman and her beautiful smile. Everytime she seen my twin and I, she always smiled and stopped to say hello. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all. May God be with you.
Love Julia & Nikki Huphman