Ruth Knudsen

Ruth Knudsen

Wednesday, August 14th, 1929 Friday, December 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Ruth Isabell Knudsen (Avery)

Knudsen, Ruth Isabell (nee Avery)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Karl. Dear mother of Margaret Knudsen (Steve Cooke), Peder (Stephanie Maxwell), William (Crystal Rivers), John (Ginnine) Knudsen. Cherished Grandmother Farmor, and Bedstemor of Avery, Elgin & Leighton Cooke, Tannor Pilatzke, Carleigh, Kade (Leah), Riley, Samantha, Alexandra and David Knudsen. Great-Grandma to Meadow Knudsen. Born and raised in Little Britain, she became a teacher and taught in Brampton at McHugh Public School before moving to Grand Valley to farm. After a successful hog operation, she moved to Markdale and then back to Orangeville. Fondly remembered by family and friends both in Canada and Denmark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A tree will be planted in memory of Ruth in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
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    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    Rev Barbara Moulton
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    14 Cemetery Rd
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  • Reception

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    Address Not Available
    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    12:00pm - 3:00pm


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Lynda Lenny

Although I only visited Ruth 5 or 6 times as a chaplain, we spent some lovely moments together. She was so appreciative to have prayer. She trusted that God was with her and her life was in His hands. Whenever I left her, I had thankfulness for her peaceful spirit.
Comment | Posted at 10:38am via Condolence

Linda duval

So sorry for your loss, I have wonderful memories of Aunt Ruth, she had the biggest heart, and gentle soul. The Lord is gaining an angel.
Comment | Posted at 06:27pm via Condolence

Jo-Ann Gibson

Dear Karl and all the Knudsen family/extended family; please accept our condolences on the passing of Ruth. Take strength in your happy memories of her long & well lived life.
Comment | Posted at 05:58pm via Condolence

Michael Pytlik

Condolences from Mike and Virg Pytlik on the passing of Ruth to Karl and all the family.
Comment | Posted at 11:37am via Condolence

Shannon Pilatzke

With LOVE and many fond memories.
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