Ruth Marie (Ross) Trafford

November 22, 1930June 26, 2018
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Trafford, Ruth Marie (nee Ross) – Passed away, surrounded by family, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 88th year. Beloved wife and partner of Ernie for 56 years. Loving guide, friend, hero, epitome of kindness and compassion; and Mother of Mark (Elisabeth) and Kim. Favourite person and beloved Grandma of Sarah. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Minnie Bell Ross and her siblings Jean and Marion (Jack). Survived by best friend Yvonne and four legged companion Chris. Heartfelt thanks to the Staff of Riverview Manor, Peterborough Retirement Residence and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre ICU for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held at the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., followed by a service at 4:00 p.m. Private family interment will be held at a later date. If so desired, in memory of Ruth, donations to Lakefield Animal Welfare Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Ruth Marie (Ross) Trafford

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Harry Doongoor

July 5, 2018

I am sorry to hear of your loss.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Harry Doongoor

Colleen & Ken Richmond

July 4, 2018

Dear Mark, Elisabeth, Kim & Sara,
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We only met your Mom once but she was one of those people whom you never forget!! We hope she didn't suffer too much and her passing was peaceful. Now she will be watching over you all with understanding, tenderness and most importantly unconditional love! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. May God welcome her home!
Much love,
Colleen & Ken

Doug Baker

July 3, 2018

We were sorry to hear of your loss and pray you recieved the love and support needed in this time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you - Kim, Mark and Ernie.

Doug, Ashleigh, Fianna & August

Chris Heersink

June 30, 2018

So sorry for your loss Ernie and family.

Helene Reboux

June 29, 2018

Hugs and love to The family and especially Mark and Elisabeth.
I know from Elisabeth that Ruth was an awesome mother in law. She was a special, warm, kind woman. Always heard good.
Helene Xoxox
( Mark sis in law)

Ralph & Colleen Beamer

June 27, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We have so many wonderful memories --from Dublin Street days to Riverview Manor. Our prayers are with the family at this time. xx

Dorothy Knowles

June 27, 2018

Memories of this Lovely Lady are with me as I think of the Toronto Days at Danforth Church...I remember her sweet smile and personality....
Much Love to you Ernie..Mark..and Kimxo