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Mrs. Ruth McTavish

At Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Thursday January 10th, 2019, Mrs. Ruth McTavish passed away at the age of 81.  Cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Agnes (Kelly)Longbottom.  Beloved mother of Debra Howe and her husband Ross, David and his wife Connie McTavish, Heather Najjar and her husband Ghassan, all of Chatham, Brian and his wife Valerie McTavish of Scotland, Ontario, Mark and his partner Pam, and Joanne Trombley and her husband Paul, all of Chatham.  She will be lovingly remembered by her twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Mary Filby, Betty Reynolds, Donald (Barb) Longbottom, and Robert Longbottom and sisters in law Nora and Judy Longbottom.  Predeceased by her sister Joyce Beausejour, and brothers Andrew and Daniel Longbottom and brothers in law Millard Beausejour, Leigh Filby and Earl Reynolds.  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends who were like family.  She was the matriarch of the family and ensured everyone was taken care of.  She was a member of Evangel Community Church and enjoyed her fellowship there with her extended family.  Ruth retired from Loblaws after 25 years.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Sunday January 13th, 2019 with visiting from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  The funeral service will be conducted from Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandy St., Chatham, on Monday January 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Chris Couper officiating.  Interment Arnold Cemetery.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider a charity of their choice.  On-line condolences may be left at

“As her children each one of us have been so proud of her.”

Visitation:  Sunday January 13th from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral Service: Monday January January 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Conducted From:  Evangel Community Church 76 Sandy St. Chatham

Officiating:  Pastor Chris Couper

Donations:  Charity of Choice

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