May 5, 1950 – June 11, 2022
Ruth May Hirtenfeld (née Colling) passed away peacefully at Trillium Court in Kincardine on June 11, 2022.
She is survived by daughters Rachel (Brad Mackay) and Sarah (Scott Martyn); sister Georgina Dean (Ted); brother Herbert Colling (Anne); grandsons Quinn and Asher; and nieces Christian (Ian Clelland) and Sophie Colling.
She will be missed by many special friends, including Adele and John Kaminski, Bonnie Wheeler and Margret Courtney
Ruth was born in Orillia and was raised in Midland, where she attended Midland Secondary School. She was an avid reader and dog lover. She married David in 1970 and travelled the world with her family, enjoying many entrepreneurial projects and visits along the way.
Ruth served as a fierce school board trustee, past member of Beta Sigma Phi and volunteer around the Kincardine area for many years. She will be remembered for her partnership in Mothers Helpers Daycare and her eclectic retail store “Bits and Pieces” in Kincardine, and later in Mildmay. In her later years, she enjoyed being a driver for the Children’s Aid Society, as well as house and pet sitting. Oldest daughter to Charles and Gene Colling, she shared her parents’ love for antiques and collectibles. She especially loved collecting seahorses and books.
Cremation to take place.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at Somerhill Golf Club, 2483 Highway 21, Tiverton. Everyone is welcome to attend this Come and Go.
Donations in her honour can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.
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Ruth used to take care of my sisters and I growing up. I have very fond memories of her. Deepest condolences to her family from the Rolufs sisters