Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Elizabeth "Ruth" Tighe

December 4, 1951August 28, 2019

TIGHE, (Elizabeth) Ruth passed away peacefully on August 28, 2019 with family near, after a courageous battle with cancer. Always to be loved by her husband Peter, son Alan, daughter Stacey (Marino Gianfrancesco) and her amazing grandsons Luciano and Ivano. Lovingly remembered by her sister Fran (Garnett Fortnum) of Saskatoon, brothers Alan and Hugh of Revelstoke, sister-in-law Christine Wright of Lethbridge, sister-in-law Joanne of Prince George and especially her 96 year old Aunt Grace of Victoria. Ruth was a true friend to all. Always willing to listen with compassion and offering a supportive thought when it was appropriate. In addition to her love of people was her fondness for all God’s animals. We teased her for feeding the birds which brought them closer for the cats to play with. Cremation arrangements are by Comstock’s with the place and date of internment yet to be decided. Should family and friends wish to honour Ruth’s life, we encourage a donation to the animal shelter nearest to your heart. “Ruth, you will always live on as part of the lives you have touched.”


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Elizabeth "Ruth" Tighe

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Richard Smith

September 7, 2019

Sorry to hear of Ruth passing, we will miss seeing her out back with the cats. Our condolences go out to Peter and the family.
Richard, Janice, Taylor and Erika Smith

Lori Garcia Maravilla (Martyn)

September 6, 2019

Stacey and family, I was saddened when I read about your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the wonderful memories of your mother/grandmother/wife live on in your hearts.

Joyce Lonergan

September 6, 2019

Sorry to hear about Ruth's passing..She was a very kind, compassionate and thoughtful lady--loved by everyone who knew her--I was so glad to get to know her while working for Sears--AND to her family I extend my condolences prayers and thoughts at this sad time.... treasure the wonderful memories

Arthur and Joyce Franklin

September 4, 2019

We were saddened to see that Ruth had passed away. Of course we have been out of touch for many years but do remember our times together at Ferndale Bible Church many years ago. Also we remember bumping into Ruth at Sears many times. Especially at Christmas we would see Ruth up a ladder putting up decorations and while standing at the bottom of the ladder we would chat up to her. She was always sweet and kind and friendly and we know that you and your family will miss her greatly.

Arthur and Joyce Franklin

Yvonne Osborne

September 3, 2019

Well said Pete and family in the obituary, and true!!!
I know we have not been in touch but always in my thoughts,
And always will be ,
Stan and I wish you all peace and know you will have the good and bad memories she was a great person
Hugs to all
Stan and Yvonne

Dianne Hignett

September 2, 2019

I was great friends with Ruth from her early Sears days to the end of her work career. She was so talented with an awesome sense of humour. She loved all of her family with great stories of her kids, grandchildren and Peter. She was fiercely loyal and trust worthy. Such a loss to say good bye to such a remarkable person

Keith Hann

September 2, 2019

I first met Ruth over 20 years ago when she was helping with the windows at Le Chateau. I could sometimes go years without running into her but it was always great when I did. She had an amazing sense of humour and I will never forget her devilish grin. A great loss to all that knew her.

Christine Wright

August 28, 2019

My beautiful sister-in-law. We shared so many laughs and memories. Family dinners were relaxed and fun.

Ruth loved reading and trips to the library were frequent. She often snuggled in sweaters knit by her Mom.

Gardening was a relaxation, and the gardens are spectacular.

Sometimes when we talked, our conversations would end up in laughter and silliness. I loved her crooked smile.

Always loved, and forever missed.