In Memory of

Ruth Dale



A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held when it is once again possible to gather in groups larger than 10. Family and friends are encouraged to watch the funeral home website as dates and times become available.

Dale: Ruth Ida Jean

The family of Ruth Dale regrets to announce her passing at Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, on Tuesday May 5, 2020. Ruth Dale (nee: Cairns) in her 81st year. Loving wife of the late Alsey Dale. Loving mother of Keith Dale (Jean), Jean James (Geoff), and the late James Dale. Remembered with love by her four grandchildren: Nicole (Alex), Jesse (Carleigh), Augusta (Brent), and Austin (Nicole). Lovingly remembered by her sister Evelyn Henderson (Trevor Henry), and her brother in law Dr. Bill Dale (Margaret). Forever in the hearts of her extended family and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Southlake Hospital and the staff of CHATS who cared for Ruth.

In the wake of the Covid Pandemic a private Graveside Interment of cremated remains will be held. A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held when it is once again possible to gather in groups larger than 10. Family and friends are encouraged to watch the funeral home website as dates and times become available.  For those who wish, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

To show your support to Ruth’s family please leave written tributes and condolences below in the tribute section of this webpage.

Until we meet again…

We think about you always,

We talk about you still,

You have never been forgotten,

And you never will.

We hold you close to our hearts,

And there you will remain,

To walk and guide us through our lives,

Until we meet again.

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Memorial Tribute

“Ruth Dale”
  1. Ceri and Viola Stephens wrote:

    Keith, Jean and families–please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We have many happy memories of the farm on the Third where Ruth and Ossie were always the generous hosts. Stay strong!

  2. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to the Dale family, may you find comfort at this difficult time.

  3. Brian &Jen Cave wrote:

    Keith and Jean we are so sorry for your loss, please pass our condolences on to your family.

  4. Darryl and Lisa Rice wrote:

    Our deepest condolences for your loss and our thoughts are with you all.

  5. Mary Dove wrote:

    To the Dale Family, My condolences to all , you are in my Thoughts and Prayers

  6. Mary Dove wrote:

    To the Dale Family : My deepest condolences for your loss, in my Thoughts and Prayers

  7. Barry and Linda Matson and Family wrote:

    We send sincere sympathy to all the family.The Dale family and Ruth have been a great part of our life for many years and we will miss Ruth have lost a great Mom,Grandma and sister and us a truly special friend.Keep the memories close

  8. Dianne Vosburg wrote:

    Ruth will be greatly missed by all her friends in the condo My thoughts and prayers are with her family/

  9. Tony Douglas wrote:

    To the Dale family, I wish to offer my sincere condelences at this most difficult time.

  10. Paul and Mary wrote:

    Keith, Jean and family, sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Lorna and Doug Graham wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. We will always remember Ruth as such a friendly, happy person and have spent a lot of time with her and Alsey in previous years.

  12. Vivian and John Hyde wrote:

    So sorry to hear the sad news. I always enjoyed our chats in the hall and at the occasional get together.
    Ruth will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her.

  13. Penny Bishop wrote:

    Keith, Jean and your families, so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful Mom and Grandma, have lots of good memories of times spent with her and your Dad, good friends, hope yours will help you with the days ahead in your loss

  14. Norm & Mary Lipsett wrote:

    We send our sincere condolences to Ruth’s family, Norm has many fond memories of the time he spent on her family’s farm when they were children.

  15. Carol & Clarence Boyd wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She will be missed.

  16. Nina Greene wrote:

    May your memories of your mom sustain you in the days ahead
    To you Jean & your family …parents are special…our thoughts are with you
    George & Nina Greene

  17. Janice Luther Macneil (Agnew-Henderson) wrote:

    Ruth Dales Family:
    Our sincere condolences to everyone. Ruth was a lovely person,her smile and laughter.
    Mom and Dad always had a great time up at Aunt Evelyn’s with Ozzie and Ruth. On behalf of the Agnew Family she was dearly loved but not forgotten.
    Janice Luther Macneil
    Lois Ross Armstrong
    Jim Sharyl Agnew
    Linda Agnew

  18. Alice & Barry Kant wrote:

    Keith, Jean, Evelyn and families, our sincere condolences on Cousin Ruth’s passing. Always a tragedy, but particularly tough in this pandemic period when we cannot get together to grieve and console one another. We understand that this was not totally unexpected. Remember the good times as I remember the good times on the Cairns farm. Stay safe & healthy.

  19. AileneMabee wrote:

    To the Dale Family. Sorry to hear of Ruths passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish your memories AileneMabee andFamily.

  20. Brenda and Ray Lisk wrote:

    Keith, Jean, Jean, Geoff, Evelyn, Trevor and families.
    As a younger cousin, I always found Ruth to be pretty quiet. She definitely had a great sense of humour, had lots of adventures with Oz and stood up for what she believed in…she was kind to us little ones. She is on a new adventure now…. Please know that she was greatly loved….hugs and lots of love to you all. xoxo

  21. Bonnie O’Hara wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.

  22. Heidi Hamilton wrote:

    Ruth was a wonderfully sweet lady who will be missed. My condolences to her family.

  23. Wendy-Sue wrote:

    To all the Dale Family:
    I was so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Ruth played many roles in my life-she was a great Community member; I took over her Arena Booth List in the early 80’s;she was my Landlady and most recently my neighbour in the ‘Condo’. Ruth could be trusted with a secret, was always kind,loved a laugh and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. You have my respect and condolences.

  24. Gail and Jim McKinley wrote:

    Ruth was a good friend from many years driving the bus and going to sorry for the families loss.

  25. Nancy Hamilton and family wrote:

    To the Dale Family
    Ruth was a long time friend of mine and I am so sad to hear of her passing she was a loving friend and she had a big heart she will be forever missed I’m sending all my love and deepest condolences to her family.

  26. Lorie Sloan wrote:

    Keith and Jean and families….I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have a lot of great memories of our parents playing cards and sharing lots of laughs….may you find comfort knowing you are in the hearts of many. My condolences…..Lorie Sloan

  27. John & Anne Archibald wrote:

    To the Dale family:
    Please accept our heart felt condolences in the loss of your mother. May your memories of her help to console your sorrow through this troubled time.

  28. Pat Tough wrote:

    Keith, Jean and families. We are all saddened to hear about your mom. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. From Margaret Tough and families

  29. Todd Marchant wrote:

    To all of the Dale family,
    Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.

    Todd, Marilou & Don Marchant

  30. Lois Archibald wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ruths passing l have many fond memorys of our school years a true friend . my sincere condolences to you all.

  31. Jim and Laurie Rosie wrote:

    We are very sorry to learn of your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and was loved very much. We will keep you in our thoughts.

  32. Bill and Kay Hanlon wrote:

    A supper Mom.aunt, sister and esp.friend…..will miss you and your contagious laugh.
    Yoi have left us with scads of wonderful memories,and a few laughs.
    God Bless dear friend

  33. Trish Dwyer wrote:

    Jean, I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom when she visiting with you here in Bath. May you cherish your memories of her and may they help you and your family through the days ahead. May she RIP.

  34. Doris/Harold wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to
    Your family. Enjoyed our visits @ the Henderson barbaques

  35. Jean Judge & Ross Brown wrote:

    We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our most sincere condolences.

  36. Dave Cober wrote:

    Keith Jean, Jean Geoff and familys my sincere condolences. I have nothing but fond memories of Edna and her infectious laugh and all our shared family moments spent together.

  37. Barb and Grant Leonard wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Dale family on Ruth,s passing.She made great butter tarts and shared at the condo.

  38. Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak wrote:

    Our condolences to the Dale Family

  39. Dalyce and Dan McCabe wrote:

    Keith and Jean and families
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I will always remember her laugh. Thoughts and prayers are with you

  40. Monica Duggan wrote:

    My sincere condolences to all the Dale family at this very sad time

  41. Patricia Watson wrote:

    My condolence to you, Keith and your wife and family. I am Alsey’s cousin– born Patsy Dale . Your Mom was a lovely lady Perhaps we will be able to meet when you have her memorial.

  42. Leone Scully wrote:

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and grandma. Ruth was a lovely lady who will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you all.

  43. Astrid Hall wrote:

    Sorry to hear about your mom she will always be remember. Astrid

  44. Joanne, Pete &Family wrote:

    The Dale Family, So sorry to hear about Ruth’s passing. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed.

  45. Lorna Simpson wrote:

    My condolences to The Dale Family , your Mom will be missed.

  46. Ruth McClain Dermott wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a good friend of mine. We walked to school and back each day to Rich Hill years ago. In later years we were both hardware people. Will be watching for the Memorial service. My sincere condolences..

  47. Lynda & Herb Hastings wrote:

    Keith & Jean, Jean & Geoff, Evelyn & Trevor and families….The loss of a Mom, grandma and sister is tough and it doesn’t matter what the age, your heart aches….May your memories of Ruth be kept close to your heart. I can remember being at Uncle Stewart and Aunt Edna’s and Ruth would be ironing her poodle skirt and not just one, plus blouses to go with them. She did a fabulous job and was still smiling. Always ready for a laugh. A beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed but never forgotten. I just want to give you all a big hug…..

  48. Marilyn and Don Jacobs wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the family.

  49. Lynn Jackson wrote:

    Keith, Jean and families, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mom/ grandma. She was a great lady with a great smile. Always enjoyed a chat whenever I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  50. Sheila Bell wrote:

    Sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was always smiling and laughing and a lot fun to be around. She will be missed.

    Richard and Sheila Bell
    Lorne and Doreen Lipsett

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