Roelofje “Ruth” Van Pypen

March 3, 1931 - July 28, 2018

Funeral Details:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roelofje (Ruth) Van Pypen, who passed away peacefully in her sleep at Victoria Village, in Barrie on Saturday July 28th, 2018. Ruth was a gentle spiritual soul who lived and loved life to the fullest. In the face of sadness, pain, and hardship she was always graceful. She touched so many hearts with her kindness and friendship. She will be fondly remembered by her daughter Joyce and son in law Rockland, and all who have had the privilege of knowing her. She will now be reunited in heaven with her loving husband, Jack and daughter Audrey. She is survived by her brother Jannes Jonker and sister in law Toos in Holland. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the compassionate staff at Lakeside Retirement and Victoria Village, who went above and beyond. In lieu of flowers and if desired, memorial donations can be made to Carpenter House Hospice in Burlington ( showed such kindness to Ruth’s daughter, Audrey in her final days, or any charity of your choice. In honouring her wishes, cremation has taken place and a special plan for a private celebration will take place in the future.





God saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb

So he closed your weary eyelids

And whispered “peace be thine”


7 Condolences
  • Tammie Armstrong
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Reply

    I loved meeting you, n getting to know you more everyday. I will miss you coming thru the dinning room with a smile every day saying ….
    GOOD Morning Tam!!!
    RIP Ruth.
    I will miss you.

  • Joyce &ken
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Reply

    sad to here the passing of our friend and one time next door neighbour here in sandy cove acres , r.i.p Ruth .

  • Hwai Sheng Nimmo
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Reply

    Thinking of you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss. As difficult as this time must be I know your Mom is with your sister and your Father and being reunited with them must bring her peace and joy. If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to let us know. We all miss you and care about you very much.

  • René Edinga & Will Klein Sprokkelhorst
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Reply

    Dear Joyce, family and friends

    We are sorry aunt Ruth (Roely for us) passed away. Our condolences to you all.

    We understand she had a thankfull last period of her life. And we hope she will in peace now.

    We remind aunt Roely in plesent and dear memories.


    René & Will (from Amersfoort, the Netherlands)

  • Rebecca & Derrick Thornborrow
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Reply

    Our sincere sympathies for the loss of your Mom. We knew Ruth through St. James Church. Derrick was her optometrist when she lived in Waterdown. I enjoyed talking with her and listening to her spiritual talks with my husband. She was very intelligent and I admired her zest for learning and life. She was very sweet and kind. We were able to visit with her in her first home after Waterdown. I’ll treasure that visit. Ruth was very special.
    Take care Joyce and Rockland.

  • Sandra lowe
    Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Reply

    Ruth was a lovely, sweet woman who always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. I miss seeing her and hearing her friendly hellos in the morning. May you rest peacefully. Sandra xo

  • Piet Bijl en Margreet van Pijpen
    Posted on: Friday, August 3, 2018 Reply

    Dear Joyce en Rocky our sincere condolences for the passing of your mam.

    In 2005 and 2008 we stayed an few days by your mum, for us tante Roelie. We have special and unforgettable memories of those days. We reminder her hospitality, the good conversations we had with her and also in 2005 with Audrey. There were both very special. It was a privilege to have known them both.
    Our thoughts are with you and Rocky for now and the coming time.

    Piet & Margreet

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