Ruby Elliott

ELLIOTT, Ruby (Angle) nee Bea -Dec. 26,1917 – Aug. 8, 2016

We wish to announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend in her 99th year at Lookout Ridge on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Ruby was predeceased by husbands, David Angle (1974) and Edward (Ted) Elliott (1999). Survived by Nancy (late Keith Burnison) and Harry Vanderzanden, Anne (late Gene) Freeman, Graham and Marion Angle, Janice and Jim Aulph, Ruth (late Ed) Woodhouse and Evelyn (late Don) Alexander. Missing their grandmother are Lynn (Brian) Hilberdink, Gregory (Sue) Burnison, Lisa (Scott) Cullen, Heath (Laurie) Angle, Beth Angle (Rob Kurcz), Joel Aulph (Brenda Bradley), Jessica (Sean) Stewart, David (Theresa) Woodhouse, Jim (Shelley) Woodhouse, Paul (Laurel) Woodhouse, George (Lori) Elliott, and April Elliott. Proud great-grandmother (gi-gi) to Charlie and Russell Hilberdink, Wyatt and Nicholas Burnison, Brittany (Ryan) and Mara Cullen, Liam and Adam Aulph, William Bradley, Hayden and Mason Stewart, Ryan (Meghan) Woodhouse, Andrew (Kayla) Woodhouse, Dawn (James) Manuel, Tom Woodhouse, Bryan Woodhouse, Kyle (Lisa) Woodhouse, Alysa (Jamie) Woodhouse and 6 great-great-grandchildren – Logan, Peyton, Pyper, and Sailor Woodhouse and Madison and Lucas Manuel.

Her parents Peter Judson and May (Cross) Bea, as well as her sister Helen (Frank) Cooney, and brothers Russel (Mary) Bea and Raymond (Margaret) Bea predeceased her. She was Aunt Ruby to many nieces and nephews and their children.

Ruby’s life was spent locally between home and church. She was active in the McDonald Circle, Willing Workers, Board of Managers, choir, bazaar, quilting and CGIT at North Pelham Presbyterian Church. At home her table could always hold one more. Spare time produced many afghans, mittens, toques, and quilts for family and charity. She often wished she had kept track of the Linus blankets and charity quilts which she made up to a year ago.

The family will receive friends at LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick, on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of life will be held from the North Pelham Presbyterian Church, 602 Metler Road, North Pelham on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hospice Niagara, North Pelham Presbyterian Church or charity of choice.

12 thoughts on “Ruby Elliott

  • Dear Janice & Jim, I’m sorry I’m so far away and could not come. Please accept my most sincere condolences for you and your family.

  • Sorry to hear about you Mom. You’ve been blessed to have her for so long.Glad to hear she went peacefully with family at her side.
    Friend of Janice’s

  • Thinking of you in your time of loss. Ruby was a wonderful lady and she will be missed by many. She had a great “can do” attitude and was a remarkable role model for all of us.

  • Aunt Ruby was my grandfather Russell Bea’s baby sister. He told stories of how he went off to World War 1 and came back to meet her for the first time. He was 19 when she was born. Aunt Ruby introduced me to trilliums, and to so many other flowers and birds that she lovingly cared for outside her home. Over the years, we would drop in to see her from time to time and she was always gracious and remembered so many details of our lives! What an amazing woman and role model. My most vivid memory is of her quilt bed. She had created so many quilts that she had them layered on her spare bed. What a treasure. Thank you, Aunt Ruby, for touching mine and so many others lives. We will miss you.

  • I loved the story my Dad (Neil Angle) told me about how Uncle Dave saw Aunt Ruby working in her family’s garden alongside the road and fell in love with her. I think we all loved the gentle lady who showed amazing strength throughout her life… plus she was a fantastic baker. I hope they have lots of wool up there in heaven!

  • My sincere condolences to your family and extended family, last time I saw Aunt Ruby was at the Angle Reunion she was so vibrant.

    • Thanks so much for your note and I would agree that she was always interested in everything that was going on around her.
      Would be great to see you again and since I don’t have your e-mail would like to let you know that we will be getting together twice in 2017.
      Carole is celebrating 50 years since she graduated from nursing and will be in the Niagara area in June. On Monday, June 5th, we will be having a get together not only to see Carole, but also to catch up with family we haven’t seen in a while and not at a funeral or wedding. We will be at the Pelham Youth Hall from 2-7. If you e-mail me at, I’ll keep you informed.
      Reunion this year is |July 8 and 9, at Graham & Marion’s.
      Thanks again for keeping in touch. We all cherish memories of Mom.

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  • The Little-Cullen-Lake-Hillier family send our deepest sympathies to the whole family, you are in our thoughts

  • Ruby was my neighbour, my friend, and my greatest role model. She was a pillar of strength for me during a very difficult time. Her kindness, her humour, and her patient understanding was a godsend. She truly is my hero. I miss her.

  • Dear Janice,

    Sending you and your family my sincerest sympathies for the loss of your dear Mother.
    May you find peace and comfort knowing she is
    with you still in spirit.
    A mother’s love never leaves you.

    Love and Light,

  • Your Sorry to hear of your loss. Ruby always made us feel welcome at church and quilting too.A very lovely lady she will be missed.

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