REMEMBERING A QUILTER

A NOTE FROM JEANNE STONESS

I am having a coffee morning Wednesday February 26th to celebrate my mom.
She passed January 7th and would have been 99 on March 13th.
R. S.V.P.
Bring bring a donation for the food bank
or you may wish to make a donation to Fairmount Home for a tax receipt.
Our family were so impressed with the care and love the staff gave our mom and we are sponsoring an education session for staff.  We thought this would be a good reward.

On Tuesday January7, 2014 Gertrude Mary Ripley passed peacefully with family at her side at her residency in the Glenburnie Fairmount Nursing Home near Kingston.  Gertie born to Bill and Bertha Loosemore, was raised on the family farm in Eddy’s Mills along with brothers, Stan, Forest, Elton (twin). Keith and sisters Helen, Gladys and Marguerite.Gertrude Obit pic

At the age of 98, Gertie has accomplished much in her life and leaves the legacy of a large family.  Married to Eugene Ripley in 1940 with Marguerite as maid of honour, her family grew to include Jeanne Stoness (Rae), Clifford, Karen Mader (Dennis), Joyce Partridge (Glenn), Roberta Moore (Terry), Robert (Roberta’s twin) Doug (Sue), Mary Ellen (Al) and Brenda (Bart).  It continued to grow to include 18 grandchildren (Heather, Erin, and Eric,  Rob, Michelle, Marianne and Michael, Tracy and Ted, Jody, Peggy Gene, Kevin and Karen, Ben And Cheryl, Travis, Amy and Chris) and 14 great grand children (Ella and Morgan, Bailey, Tea and Zhen, Mackenzie and Gillian, Addison, Allison and Gillian, Layne and Zoe, Alexander and Aiden,  Morgan the youngest great grandchild was born Tuesday the 7th in Texas.  As one life passes new hope is born.  Gertie will be remembered for her witty remarks, her passion to win at cards, her beautiful flowers and the trail of quilts that warm the hearts of each member of the family and their children.

The family especially thanks the Fairmount staff for their gentle and caring support to Gertie and her family.  Over her years at Fairmount , everyone came  to know Gertie and appreciate her sense of humour, her sparkling blue eyes, her keen observations and her joy in talking with them each.

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