Brown, Ruth

October 15, 1926 ~ January 11, 2017

BROWN, Ruth Mabel (nee McLaughlin) – Age 90 of Courtright, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Robert Brown (2014) for 63 years. Loving mother of Sharon (Pat) Murphy of Sarnia and Tom (Kymberley) Brown of Courtright. Cherished grandmother of Shane Murphy, Katie Murphy and Joely Brown. Dear sister-in-law of Genevieve, Grace, Pauline McLaughlin and David Brown. Predeceased by her brothers Earl, Lloyd, Alvin, Keith, Ivan and sister Katherine Colborne. Predeceased by her parents Edwin and Letitia McLaughlin. Ruth was a lifelong member of Courtright United Church U.C.W. A special thanks to Dr. Kim, Dr. Davies and Dr. Southcott, staff of Bluewater Health – Palliative Care and 3Surg B for Ruth`s care. Also thank you to Fiddick`s Nursing Home for the care of Ruth over the last 1 ½ years.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4-7pm.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am from the Courtright United Church. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Courtright United Church or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.


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  1. I’m sorry for your loss. May you all be comforted by looking forward to the time when all causes of death, and the sorrow that follows, will be gone from the earth forever. (Revelation 21:4)
    “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Isaiah 25:8.

  2. Sharon and Pat and family, Tom and Kymberley and family – Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Ruth was a pearl of great value to me. I first met Ruth at a beef dinner at the old Courtright United Church. It had been her and Jean (Nicol) McKinley’s job to make the coleslaw. Ruth had brought the old enamel baby bath tub to mix the coleslaw. Jean told me that was I going to take over that job right then and there. Ruth and Jean walked me through the recipe for the coleslaw and the mixing in the tub. Ruth also taught me the secret ingredient in coleslaw and church lady sandwiches. Ruth was my friend and she taught me so many things about cooking and baking and life in general. We had so many laughs over the years at UCW meetings and beef dinners. I will forever be in her debt. It has indeed been my privilege to have know Ruth Brown. Blessings to all.
    Darlene Riddoch