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 (www.thecarpenterhospice.com)who 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”