Lenore Ridsdale

September 18, 1922January 24, 2013

On Thursday, January 24, Lenore passed away in her 91st year to be with her beloved sweetheart Oliver (1999). Youngest child of Harry and Alice Nearingburg. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Cherished by her children Cameron (Sharon), Gerry (David), Judi (Peter), Douglas (Cheryl), her grandchildren Samantha (Justin), Blair (Kelly), Don (Chris), Joanne (Gary), Jim (Rose), Nadine (Kevin), Ken (Kim), Scott (Paula), Barry; and 16 precious great grandchildren. Also survived by many many nieces and nephews and their families. Loved by all who knew her and forever missed and remembered. Visitation at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, January 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Service at Westside Presbyterian Church, (formerly St. Andrew's Galt), 130 Victoria Ave., Cambridge on Wednesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch to follow. Memorial donations to St. Andrews's Galt Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. To the Nurses and Doctors at Freeport Dialysis Clinic and to the Red Cross and other support workers who so kindly cared for Mom, the family would like to extend our sincere and grateful appreciation.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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April 10, 2013

Celebration and Memories of

Lenore Ridsdale
February 26, 2013-04-06 Miami Beach
Barbados West Indies

Lenore was always a pleasure to be around. Her beautiful smile and twinkly eyes always made the day seem better
Kathy and Cliff Schoner

We have deeply missed your happy smiling face on our beach this year. I always stay in our hearts love and kissed from Faye & Max & mark

Lenore we will greatly miss you we enjoyed seeing you year after year you will always be in our hearts and fully remembered. I'd also like to thank Peter and Judi for making us part of this memory celebration for the wonderful woman you are
Love always Lorraine & Andre

We miss you on the beach
Andre & Helene Beauchamp & Adilia

Lenore rest easy your beach is in good hands and your memory even safer

Shirley Hall

Roses are red
Violets are blue
My dear Lenore
We will never forget you
Your always smiling face
Is still here with us
Right on the face
Of your daughter dear.
Angela & Winston & family (in Barbados)

Dear Lenore
You'll always have our love and our faith. I know you are happy but we miss you. We also know that you are still here around us.
Rest in peace.
Love Nancy & Grace George

To a very gracious lady.
With love
Ernie * Toots

To a dear friend who we miss very much. Barbados will never be the same even though we feel your presence everywhere.
Love Dave Marlene Abbey & Katie

April 10, 2013

Dear Judi and Peter,

Madelon just called me from New York to tell me of Lenore's passing. I would like to offer you my heartfelt condolences. I had sent off a postcard to her last week to wish her well. What more can I say than to tell you once again how special she was, how I still have the fondest memories of her of my time in Barbados and how I will never forget her. I would like to wish you strength and wisdom to come to terms with her passing away.

My warmest regards to you,


April 10, 2013

Dearest Judy and Peter,

My sincere condolences for losing your mum, best friend and one of the most special people I have the pleasure to know. Can not even begin to tell you how sad I am. I am very sad that I will not be able to pay my personal respects on Tuesday or Wednesday, but please know that I will be there in spirit. I am already burning candles for the memory of Lenore, one of the nicest, sincere, sweet, caring people I have ever met. I love her very much and will miss her terribly. I think it is very brave of Judy to immediately turn the focus on celebrating Lenore's life, but I think that is exactly what she would want us to do..... I know that you are all a very close loving family, and that you will find comfort from each other.

I will never forget my dear dear friend Lenore and hope that she is at peace with your dad now.

Big hug Madelon

April 10, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very lovely lady.
Cecelia Podger

April 10, 2013


I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Madelon let me know and sent me a lovely picture of your mom. I will always remember her dazzling blue eyes, lovely smile and kind heart. How wonderful that you were able to bring her to Barbados last year. Much love to both you and Peter.
Kathy S.

April 10, 2013

From: Patt Nearingburg

Ben and I keep a very cute picture of Aunt Lenore and Dad right by the phone and as I glance at it right now I truly hope their spirits have found one another and that they are both in peace. I have kept the last message that she left for us a short time ago and smile when I hear her voice. Just so very much wish I'd see her as usual in the springtime when I would bring her a geranium and she'd chuckle because by then she already had 7 or 8 but welcomed the new addition just the same. Please let me know if there is anything Ben and I can do. Will always treasure memories of moments with Aunt Lenore.

April 10, 2013

Mom & Dad

It was so good to spend the extra time with you, It was good for me to be in the house one last time for an extended visit, it is allowing me to put Her passing in a good place in my heart, as being so far away I sometimes feel my family ties are a bit looser then my siblings

Please take care of each other and try your best to make the most of your trip despite the loss, Gramma would want all of us to go forward with her on our hearts and memories not as a weight, but carry her spirit to get the most out of life as she and Grampa always did.

Work hard, contribute to the community, be charitable, love your family, and enjoy life, these are the gifts that they both have left with me.
Love always

April 10, 2013

Hello Cam,

Thank you so much for forwarding the lovely picture of your Mom. She was such a kind, positive and genuine person who brought joy to those around her. I will miss visiting her in Galt this spring and our chats on the phone but will always remember how special she made Ben and I feel.

Take care Cam. Please pass along our condolences to Doug, Geri, Dave, Judi, Peter, Sharon,
Cheryl and families.

Love Patt and Ben Nearingburg

April 10, 2013

Hi Peter and Judi
First let me offer my condolences to you and your family.
She was truly a beautiful person. I am now recalling the conversation we had together while she was here and how ALL the staff loved to be her nurse.
Prayers for you and yours

director of Sils Dialysis Barbados

Jean Pearson

February 1, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Lenore's passing. My thoughts are with every member of the family.