In loving memory of
Lillian Ruth Dyer (nee Lister)
June 29, 1936 - February 16, 2020
With great sadness the Dyer family announces the passing of a long-time community treasure at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Matheson, on Sunday February 16th, 2020. Lillian Ruth Dyer was born June 29, 1936 in Lloydtown, Ontario to George and Alda(nee Clark) Lister. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Floyd Dyer, her children David (Grace) Dyer, Kathryn (Murray) Cruickshank and Terry (John) Stepanian and late George (Fanny) Dyer, her grandchildren Jeremy (Jennifer), Jonathan (Dina), Joy (Chase), Karen (Pete), Bradley, Patrick, Joelle, Danielle, Ghislaine, Norman and Julianne and her ten great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Noreen (late Dean) Wilder, her cousins Garry (Norine) and Gail (Bert).Predeceased by her brother Ken (late Marjorie) sister Inez (late Donald). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ruth graduated early from high school at 17yrs, attended teacher's college and started teaching at the Crawford one room school in Schomberg at 18. She married the love of her life Floyd on her 19th birthday June 29, 1955. Together they moved north and raised their family on the farm on Diamond Road. Her teaching career continued at the Beatty one room school, then at Shillington Public School.
She loved road trips, fishing, gardening, snowshoeing, bird watching, reading, baking, singing with her guitar, painting, knitting, embroidery, and 'cookouts' with the grandchildren. She was involved in many community organizations over the years and frequently sang in church choirs. Her deep love for God was manifested in her care for the people around her and never missed an opportunity to help those in need. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at the Evangel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 473 Poplar Road, Matheson, on Friday February 28, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday February 29, 2020 from 10 am. The funeral service will follow at 11 am with Pastor Keith Neal officiating. The interment will take place in the spring at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Matheson
Memorial donations may be made to the Bingham Memorial Hospital and would be greatly appreciated.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Irvine & Irvine funeral home. For information: 705-232-4006
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