February 15, 1926 – November 27, 2022
In loving memory ~
May we remember & never forget a life so greatly loved, well-lived and will be dearly missed!
Ruby Christina Patterson (married name: Dainard) Ruby passed away, peacefully at her home in Toronto with her Son Lance and Son-in-law Mario whom she had lived with since 2013.
Born February 15th, 1926, to November 27th, 2022; 2 months shy of her 97th birthday. She is the last of the Bridesville, B.C. Patterson’s family who were on the last wagon train to leave Alberta for B.C. in 1932. The 6th child, daughter of proud landed immigrants Bill (aka Southard) Patterson born USA & Jane Anne Ritchie (Patterson) born in Falkland Islands, UK.
Predeceased by her 6 siblings Hazel, Edith, Connie, Ed, Evelyn & Fay (all of them first-generation Canadian-born).
Ruby’s passing leaves behind her family: Daughter, Karen & husband Bob; granddaughter Rebecca & her children Gabriel and Christina; granddaughter Brenda, and her son Evan; and her son Lance & husband Mario.
Ruby had lived with Lance in Toronto since 1986 now 36 years. A donation can be made to the: Community Association for Riders with Disabilities. www.card.ca a Horse program in Toronto, which Ruby enjoyed.
A virtual celebration of life is to be announced next year.
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