Ruth Widdows

Ruth Widdows

Thursday, May 20th, 1920 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Passed away at the Wedgewood Retirement Residence on March 30, 2019. Helen Ruth (Smith) Widdows, at the age of 98 years after a valiant effort of great strength and dignity. Beloved wife of the late Bert Bramley and the late John Widdows. Cherished aunt of the Smith, Carlyle and Acton families that spanned 3 generations.

She was predeceased by her sister Amorette and by her brothers Graham (Gladys) Smith and Douglas (Rita) Smith.

Family and friends are invited to a service in honour and celebration of Ruth's life at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m. followed by gathering in the reception centre from 2 - 4 p.m.

Private interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Brockville Public Library, TV Ontario or Tim Horton Children's Foundation, will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences or make a donation online at

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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 1:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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  • Interment

    Oakland Cemetery
    1524 County Road 2
    Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T3
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    A private interment will take place.
  • Reception

    Irvine Funeral Home Reception Centre
    4 James Street East
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    Following Ruth's service, there will be a gathering of family and friends from 2 - 4 p.m.



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martha sadler

Posted at 10:05am
I was sad to read the announcement as I always enjoyed greeting Mrs. Widdows when she came to our church suppers. My condolences to her family. Martha Sadler

Gail Riddell

Posted at 08:08pm
Ruth was a wonderful teacher and friend! Enjoyed going to Retired Women Teachers lunches with her ! She will be missed !

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