Preston, Ruth Naomi

Ruth passed away suddenly at her home in Meaford on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the age of 75.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on April 8, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Uriah and Harriet (nee Bateman) Giles.

Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh Preston (2016). She was the loving mother to Alysen. She was also a dear friend to many, and those who knew her loved her. They loved her humor, her kindness, and the way she could offer comfort in times of need. She is survived by her four grandchildren, Phoenix, Titan, Royal, and Scarlett, who hold dear memories of their ‘Granny Bird’. One of those memories is the love that was shared between Ruth and Hugh. It was a love that was meant to last an eternity.

Ruth loved gardening and decorating, and she also cherished her cat Mokie. Knowing that Ruth and Hugh are now together again is offering some comfort to our family during this difficult time.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Scarlett
    Monday, December 5, 2022

    i love you with alll my heart love you

  2. Dave Brown
    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    I will miss chatting with you everytime I went by walking or you wanted something done around the house .Rest in peace Ruthie you are missed

  3. Jean Grummett
    Friday, December 9, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Alysen, but so happy that your children experienced the true love your mom and dad shared. What a beautiful gift, that will last forever – generation to generation.

  4. Janette Scott
    Friday, December 9, 2022

    Alysen and family:

    With sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your Mother.

    I will miss speaking with Ruth on my daily walks and hearing all about you and the adventures and daily activities of the grandchildren. Memories are wonderful.

  5. Colleen Mills
    Saturday, December 10, 2022

    Thinking of you Alysen and family. Your mom was such a wonderful and caring person. I will miss her. We would always chat and catch up every time we met around town.

  6. Royal
    Monday, December 19, 2022

    I will always miss my Granny no matter what she was the best Granny I could ever ask for I love her dearly and miss her lots but I just have to remember that she is with Granpa and no longer living by herself

  7. Louis Michael
    Thursday, April 20, 2023

    To the Preston family, my deepest condolences for your loss…


  8. Sandra Giles Young
    Wednesday, May 3, 2023

    Alison, I am just learning of the passing of your Mother, my Aunt. I am so sorry for your families loss. The las time I was with Aunt Ruth was over 16 years ago. I am so sadden. Life is so short and we always think there is time to reconnect. If you would ever like to reach out please do. Bobsandrayoung@gmail. Com

  9. Sheldon Giles
    Saturday, May 6, 2023

    Alison, my sister, Sandra Young, just told me of Aunt Ruth’s passing and it is nice to know that she was so well loved by you and her grand kids. She lived with my parents, my sister and I for several years after first moving to Ontario and I will miss her smile and sense of fun. May God bless you and your family.


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