It is with heavy hearts that we, her family, announce the passing of our mother, JESSIE SARA MARGARET RIDGWAY on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the age of 84 years at the St. Michael’s Palliative Centre, Lethbridge, with loving family at her side.
Mom was someone we could all aspire to be like, a gentle spirit, unconditional in her love for family and friends and devout in her belief in Jehovah. There was always room for one more at her table and in her heart. Our memories of her will be filled with smiles and laughter. There is no way for us to express how much she will be missed by all who knew her.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Maurice “Moe” Peter Ridgway , who passed away in April of 1994. They would have been married 62 years this June. Also predeceasing Mom are her parents, John and Margaret Mitchell, 2 brothers, Reece and Donald and 1 sister, Gladys. She is survived by her 2 sons, Craig (Karen) and Spencer (Brigitte); her 4 grandchildren, Kyle (Margaret), Travis (Dianna), Jared (Jessica) and Robyn. Mom was proud of her 6 great-grandchildren, Zoe, Teagan, Zariah, Simara, Brady and Kaelan. She is also survived by her brothers Jack and Bud and by her sisters Mae and Shirley.
We are honouring Mom at a memorial service which is being held on March 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 1510 Stafford Drive North with a reception to follow at the LSCO (Lethbridge Senior Centre Organization) , front dining room, 500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4G7. If you wish, please bring along a written memory of Jessie which will be placed in a memory album for the family. Thank you.
Those who choose to may make a donation in her name to either The Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca to donate on-line) or Watchtower Bible Tract Society of Canada, c/o River Glen Congregation, 1510 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2C5
Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to Cornerstone Funeral Home
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