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September 15, 2021

Ruby Isabel Walden (nee Mason) of Ripley, beloved wife of the late Ray Walden (1998), died at Kincardine hospital, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at the age of 88. Born in Kincardine, Feb. 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Ann Mason. Dear mother of Barb McCart of Lucknow, Sue Skillen of Lucknow, Kaye Walter of Ripley and Todd Walden of Cambridge. Greatly missed by five grandchildren, Chris (Julia) Stevenson, Kelly (Ryan) Greig, Cass (Jenna) Walden, Brooke (Ryan) Havens and Sandra Richichi; and eight great-grandchildren, Tanner Stevenson, Alexis and Hunter Greig, Kaysia, Chase and Kolden Stevenson and Tania and Gabriel Jutras. Also survived by her brother, Hugh (Patt) Mason; and sister, Marjorie (Lynn) Farrell. Predeceased by her son, Danny (1980); and brother, Ken (1981). Anyone unable to join Ruby’s family for a Celebration of Life in Lucknow, may greet the family, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Reserve a time to attend the visitation, by visiting the funeral home website at or by calling the funeral home at 519-395-2969. A private graveside service, with family and close friends, will take place at the Ripley Cemetery following the visitation, at 1:30 p.m. The Celebration of Ruby’s life will then take place at the home of Kelly and Ryan Greig, Lucknow, at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the family there for a social time. All COVID-19 regulations will be followed. Memorial donations to St. Andrew’s United Church in Ripley or Huron Bruce Minor Hockey, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences on-line at