Everyone at Cowsmo would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ruth.
Predeceased and eldest child of Calvin Yates and Mary Yates (Peters) of King’s Point, Newfoundland. She leaves to mourn her siblings Scott (Chris), Liz (Dave), Linda (David), numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends in Newfoundland. Beloved niece of Jean Yates (Dave Rankin), she leaves behind her cousins Ashley, Matthew, Jill and Erin of Godmanchester, Qc.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred Sundborg, and her children Kevin (Amanda), Nicholas (Meghan), Sheila and Eric. She was a loving Nanny to Lincoln, Saydie, Eva and Theo.
Ruth was a graduate of Memorial University and held various teaching positions in Newfoundland. When she visited her Aunt Jean in 1977, she met Fred Sundborg; Ruth and Fred worked side by side farming and raising a family. In the following years, Ruth was instrumental in the success of Suntor Holsteins. She was most proud of her family and their accomplishments.
Ruth was involved in many organizations and selflessly volunteered her time going above and beyond to support those around her; the Dewittville Women’s Institute, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital, the United Church Women, Meals on Wheels, Ormstown 4-H, UPA, Chateauguay Valley Book Club and Betty Riel Foundation, to name a few of her involvements. She will be dearly missed.
Ruth was full of life and loved music, traveling, gardening, cooking and baking, she enjoyed hosting family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 19 Lambton St., Ormstown, Qc, followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. and a Celebration of Life and refreshments, at the Ormstown Curling Club, 7 Châteauguay Street.