Ruth Butterworth

08/07/1927 - 28/03/2020

BUTTERWORTH, Ruth Leighton
Passed away peacefully
28 March 2020
aged 92 years

Dearly loved mother of Glenn, adored and cherished Nan of Renae. Thanks for everything you have done for us. Reunited with her beloved Mum, Dad and husband Jack. Peace be with you Mum and Nan.

Loved mum and mate to Tom & Jonesy. Most loved Nan to Chad, Hayden & Jess. Adoring and proud Great-Nan to Tom. At peace now with dad. Our hearts are broken but we have so many lovely & wonderful memories of our mum & Nan. “Simply The Best”

Beautiful adored mum of Chris, Ruthie to Mark and very much loved Nanny Ruth to Madison and Kelsey. Mothers hold their children’s hands a while and their hearts forever. Nanny Ruth, you filled our lives with so much joy and happiness. Forever in our hearts and memories

My sweet beautiful Mum. I still see your face before me and your voice I long to hear. I miss and love you dearly and wish you were still here. Thank you Mum for giving us your best love and life and each time I’m with my sister, brothers, nieces, nephews and my son I will smile and know that you, Mum, are in each and everyone of us. I know Dad reached from heaven and took you back to him and we know you will watch over us until we meet again. Love you my Mum. Jen, Scotty and Jack

The Funeral service for Ruth will be held on Thursday (April 2) at 1pm.

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Venue Web Streaming available at commencement of service
02/04/2020 @ 13:00
Geelong Eastern Cemetery
141 Ormond Road East Geelong
Helene Sheringham
2020-03-29 09:04:46
A beautiful soul.
Max, Marly , Brooke, Hugh & Bon McLaren
2020-03-29 22:06:08
A beautiful, happy lady who always made us smile.
Judy Hewat
2020-03-29 23:46:45
Dear Chris & family, It must be so hard in these very sad strange times. Beautiful words for your beautiful mum. We are all sharing your pain so sending you all my love ♥️Xxxx
Ilma Chasser
2020-03-30 05:05:46
To my beautiful sister Ruth A life lived well, a heart of gold. Precious memories are mine to hold . Till we meet again, love you always Ilma
Heather Brown
2020-03-30 05:43:59
To Glenn ,Tom, Chris ,Jenny and families Sending much love to you all on the passing of Ruthie We will always remember the wonderful times spent together as a family at Portarlington in the summer holidays .It must be so hard to loose both parents in such a short space of time ,but take comfort knowing that Ruthie and Jack are reunited again
Kerry Mills
2020-03-30 08:50:44
Sincere condolences to Chris and Mark and family.
Bernie Mirtschin
2020-03-30 09:14:59
Dear Jenny and family my heart goes out to you all. You have given your mum all the support and love you possibly could over your life time and especially the last 12 months. The clock won't stop but be rest assured we will all take the time to keep you in our thoughts and heart whilst you take this time to say farewell to your wonderful mum. Love Bernie ,Gary and Toby xx
Mark Browne
2020-03-30 21:56:15
Loved your kindness and humour Ruthie. You were one of a Kind.
2020-03-31 01:41:31
To Glen, Tom,Chris, Jenny and your families. Our thoughts are with you all on the passing of our much loved Aunt Ruth. So many special and treasured memories of our holidays at port and day trips out of Broad beach to Mt Tamborine for picnic lunches. Much love George (Egrog) Sue and families.
Kim Bartlett/Lugg
2020-03-31 02:51:20
To Jenny and the Butterworth family My thoughts are with you Ruth and Jack reunited Sleeping peacefully
Jan Butterworth
2020-03-31 04:37:56
My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Ruth, your mum, who I had a lot of time for. She will be sadly missed. Love Jan
Mark Saunders
2020-03-31 10:00:09
Dear Auntie Ruthie Thanks for being the best next door neighbour ever!! You taught us many things over the years and I still can't look at a pair of tongs without smiling!! To the Butterworth family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Ruth. Rob, Cheryl, Warren and Mark Saunders and families
Julie Picklum
2020-03-31 20:51:54
To Glenn,Tom,Chris,&Jenny and families Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Ruth was such a lovely and caring lady now at peace. Julie (Durran), Graeme and family
Sharron TAYLOR
2020-03-31 22:02:56
To Glenn, Tom, Chris & Jenny, Our love and thoughts are with you on the passing of Ruthie. A kind, gentle lady - now at peace. Sharron (& Binnsy).
Colin Payne
2020-03-31 23:49:21
To Glenn, Tom, Chris and Jenny Our sympathy on the passing of your dear Mother, Ruthie. Mum and Dad together again would bring you all comfort at this sad time. Regards, Bim and Lyn Payne
Greg & Sally Casperson
2020-04-01 06:39:41
To Glenn, Chris, Tommy, Jen & Auntie Ilma. Our thoughts are with you. Jack & Ruth together again. Look up to the skies each night for their star shining brightly.
Christine and Terry Blenkinsop
2020-04-02 01:44:30
Dear Glen, Chris, Tom, Jenny and all your families. My thoughts are with you all today. Ruth was a lovely lady whenever we got to visit we loved her bright and happy laugh and love of her family and of course her football. May she rest in peace with her lovely JAck. Now in heaven, rest peacefully Ruth. Love Christine, Terry, Joyce and all the family
Marlene Lacey
2020-04-02 02:55:23
Deepest sympathy to the all of Ruth's family. Thinking of you all at this sad time, too soon after your Dad. Love to you all. x Marlene Lacey
Heather & Kevin Wells
2020-04-02 03:09:24
Our thoughts and love are with all the family at this very sad and difficult time and the coming weeks. From Heather, Kevin and Betty Wells.
Vikki Bolton
2020-04-02 03:52:35
Condolences to you all on Ruthie's passing. Remembering her makes me smile, in particular seeing her pounding the footpath at Olympic speed on her dedicated daily walks, then in and out of the supermarket at lightening speed, her cheery hello/bye as she flashed off to do something and so many more happy flashbacks. R.I.P Ruthie & Jack ....Big love to you Jen - Vikki XO & Darryl
Jenny Brogden
2020-04-02 08:04:46
Sending our heartful condolences to all the family, on the sad passing of our dear friend Ruthie. Memories of the good times will be with us always. Rest in peace my dear friend, reunited with Jack Norma & Merv Brogden and Family
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Sharron TAYLOR
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