Winchester Press – obit – Ruby Evelyn Dawley

Ruby Evelyn Dawley
December 3, 1918 – November 18, 2007

Ruby Evelyn Dawley passed away peacefully onSun., Nov. 18, 2007 at the St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville. Shewas 88.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Basil Dawley ofWinchester (2001), and by her youngest son, Glen of Blind River,Ont (1983). She is survived by four children; Leslie (Helen) ofKingston, Dwayne (Ruth) of Edmonton, Carole (Ferenc) Miklian ofMorrisburg, and Carman (Heather) of Calgary. She was the cherishedgrandmother of 12: Jeffrey, Kevin, Janice, Lorinda, Steven, Tracey,Nancy, David, Sarah, Mitchell, Christopher, and Tina, as wellas a loving great-grandmother to five. She was the dear sisterof Lola Cumming, Beulah Richdale, and Maynard Cinnamon.
She was born and raised in the Harmony area attending the OrmondPublic School. As a wartime bride, she accompanied her new husbandto Vancouver, BC and the Queen Charlotte Islands where Basil servedin the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War. In 1945 they returnedto Winchester and took over the Dawley family farm where theyraised five children.
Ruby and Basil operated a family farm and several businesses inthe Winchester area for many years. They were well known and respectedas purebred Holstein breeders, business entrepreneurs, sportsenthusiasts, and very active in both local and provincial politics.
Ruby supported her husband and her children in each and everyendeavour in which they participated. She was equally as comfortableand capable milking cows, as she was baking pies in the kitchen.
After the passing of her husband, she spent five wonderful yearsliving in the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg, and fora brief period in St. Lawrence Lodge.
She enjoyed many pastimes including, gardening, golfing, curling,and playing cards. She was an avid sports fan and cheered on herfavourite teams, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Toronto Blue Jayswith fervour.
She will be forever remembered for her caring nature, her generousspirit, her mischievous sense of humour, and her unwavering devotionto her family.
The funeral service was held at the Winchester Funeral Home Chapelon Sat., Nov. 24 and was followed by a reception in the SundaySchool Hall of the Winchester United Church. The pallbearers includedgrandsons Jeffrey, Kevin and Stephen Dawley, David Miklian, andnephews Brian and Dennis Cinnamon.
Our sincere thanks to Rev. Bob Williams who conducted the funeralservice, and to Tammy McRae, who provided the musical leadership.Our appreciation is also extended to the UCW members who providedthe refreshments, and to all the staff at both the Hartford RetirementCentre in Morrisburg and the St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockvillefor their loving care of our mother.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Heartand Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.
The Dawley family

Ruby, A Precious Gem…..
(by granddaughter Nancy Miklian)

Today we shed a tear
For a remarkable strong lady
With a heart of gold and a loving smile,
So sweet and sincere
“Ruby, a precious gem indeed.”
A class act all the way,
With perfect make-up, hair and nails
And a unique pin on every coat and sweater
She was a beauty queen everyday
“Ruby, a precious gem through and through.”