Obituaries & Death Notices
RORKE, Alfreda Eleanor Ruth (Colville)
Published:Dec 28, 2013
Event Date:Dec 23, 2013
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator
RORKE, Alfreda Eleanor Ruth (Colville) Peacefully passed into the care of her Saviour, at her home at St. Peter's at Chedoke, Hamilton, in her 103rd year, Monday, December 23, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Malcolm Rorke, who passed away January 1987. Dear Mother of David Edward Rorke (Ruby), Michael John Rorke, who passed away October 2011, Laurel Marian (Rorke) Cassidy (Alex). Beloved Grandmother of Janice (Rorke) Nesbitt, Joel Rorke (Janine), Kelly (Cassidy) Prachar (Greg), Dan Cassidy (Robin). Beloved great- grandmother of Taylar Cassidy, Jeffrey Nesbitt, Kyle Cassidy, Mackenzie Rorke, Eric Prachar, Eric Rorke, Kenzie Prachar, Christopher Nesbitt, Matthew Rorke, Cole Prachar, Everley Rorke. Predeceased by her father, Dr. Alfred T. Colville and mother, Mary Frances (Temple). Predeceased by sisters; Dolly Colville and Jean Colville; brothers, Victor Colville and Alfred Colville. Ruth was born June 27, 1911 and lived on Park Street in Hamilton, ON. Ruth began a primary level teaching career at Benetto School in Hamilton and left to bear and raise her three children. Later in life she returned to primary teaching for the Dundas School Board at Central Public School and Central Park School until retirement. Ruth enjoyed crafts of all types and playing the piano. The latter pleasure carried over to her senior years when she would play music as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas and later at her residence retirement homes at Carrington Place, The Atrium and St. Peter's at Chedoke. At Ruth's request, there will be no visitation. Ruth will be cremated and a Memorial Service will take place in the new year. The Family acknowledges with gratitude the caring and compassionate treatment by Dr. Ragbeer, and Nursing Staff and Volunteers of St. Peter's at Chedoke during her final journey. Online condolences may be made at www.marlattfhdundas.com
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