MacDougall, Ruthann 'Ruthie'

Ruthann MacDougall’s family are deeply saddened to announce her passing in Owen Sound on Monday, July 19, 2021 with her husband Ron by her side at the age of 70.

Ruthann was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 13, 1951 ‘Mother’s Day’ and adopted 9 days later by wonderful loving parents, Albert Sr. and Harriet (nee Shaw) Mackey, who raised her as their own.

Ruthann is survived by her husband and soul mate, Ronald ‘Ron’ MacDougall, and by their 3 children, David Glenn MacDougall, Christopher Allen MacDougall and his wife Beth, and Christine Elizabeth MacDougall. She will be truly missed by her grandsons Caleb and Jacob.

She is also survived by her sisters Marsha Tubridy and her husband Jit, Loretta ‘Lori’ Crowley and Mary Kozloski, and was predeceased by her sisters Virginia Canavan, Catherine ‘Kay’ Polito, Clara ‘Chicky’ Deitzel and by her brothers Albert Jr. ‘Buddy’ Mackey, Mark Mackey and Jimmy Mackey. She is fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families, and by her many friends who loved and cherished her and whom she loved and cherished so very much.

Ruthann loved caring for children since she was a young girl and had lots of experience because her parents fostered over 50 children over the years at their home in Boston. She had a heart of gold and was always there to offer a shoulder to cry on.

Ruthann’s life will be celebrated soon at a date to be announced.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Celebration of life at a later date.

Donations: Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Brigette
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    I’m so very sorry for the passing of such a kind loving woman x I know they say heaven gained an angel but man this is one truly lovely soul x we the adopted family O’Neills send our heartfelt condolences to all of you xo

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  2. Kathy Sales
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Ron. You and Ruthie were a match made in heaven. I am blessed to have known both of you. I am sending a big bear hug as I know you will need it over the next while. Feel free to use it anytime you need.

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  3. Lorene Taylor
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Dear Christine,

    I was sorry to hear that your Mum had passed away. Please take comfort in knowing that you were a great daughter to her. You’ll have no regrets.

    Love from Lorene Taylor

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  4. Mike Hogg
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    My most sincerest condolences to Ron and family. Ruth was truly a beautiful soul may she rest in peace.

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  5. Dan Hilts
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    She ran her race, and now she is in God’s hands …. prayers and condolences for family and friends ….

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  6. Brenda and Powell
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    We were so sorry Ron and family to learn of Ruth’s passing. May she rest in peace and may your memories of Ruth be a blessing! Ron and Brenda Powell

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  7. Dianne McDonald
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Ron and family
    Sorry to hear of you loss and many thoughts and prayers go your way
    Dianne McDonald (Willis)

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    1. Cathy Wilson
      Friday, July 23, 2021

      Sending Condolences to Ron and family. Ruth will be missed ….until til we meet again. ❤️

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  8. Fran Austin
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Ruthanne’s passing. Condolences to Ron and family.f

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  9. Norma White
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Christine. You were a very caring daughter to her and were always there when she needed you. Cherish the good memories. ❤️
    Glenn and Norma White

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  10. Nancy Challis
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Sorry for your loss Christine and I know you will greatly miss her for all the things you did with her. My condolences to you and your family

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  11. Nancy Challis
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Christine I am sorry for your loss of your mom. I know you spent a lot of time with her and helped when she needed you. You where a wonderful daughter and friend Condolences to Ron and the rest of the family

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  12. Lisa Marks
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Uncle Ron I am so sorry about Aunt Ruth. My heart is broken for you and the family. I know that heaven definitely gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love to you.

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  13. CANDICE GORDON
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    You left many memories that I will cherish forever Aunt Ruth. You always had time to listen, and give advice and assistance when it was needed. You may be gone from this world but I will see you again. Love you so very much.
    Uncle Ron, David, Christine, Chris, May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you.
    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time.
    Love you all, now and forever

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  14. Brian and Rosemary
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Sorry for your loss Ron

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  15. Marion Mower
    Friday, July 23, 2021

    Sincere condolences to the MacDougall family. Cherish your memories.
    Marion Mower

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  16. Christine Doyle
    Friday, July 23, 2021

    Thinking of you and your family. Sending you love & strength.

    Christine (Solomon) Doyle

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  17. Loretta J Crowley
    Saturday, July 24, 2021

    Ruthie was a great, big sister to me, when the Mackey family opened their home to me, at age 3.

    Remember, going to Church, every Sunday together; camping in the summer; and watching the first Moon Landing, with her.

    Sad when she moved; however, happy she had a wonderful life and family.

    My heart goes out to Ronnie, whom took exceptional care of his love.

    Christine, David, & Chris, time will heal.

    God Bless

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  18. Elaine and Dennis Bumstead
    Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Our sincere sympathy to the McDougall family in this time of loss. May God comfort you and may cherished memories sustain you.

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  19. Fran Tippin
    Friday, July 30, 2021

    Christine, Ron and family
    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. May God wrap you in a blanket of his love and help your through these very difficult times.

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  20. Cheryl Bourne
    Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Thinking of you all. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort as you all reflect on your precious memories. May they bring you peace.

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