Ruthe A. Patterson of Ripley, beloved wife of the late Gordon Patterson and Hugh Duncan, died at the Kincardine hospital, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, at the age of 83. Greatly missed by her two sons, David (Bobbi) Patterson of Kincardine and Bill (Tammy) Patterson of Goderich; and grandchildren, Billie (Shane Vollmer), Belle, Cody, Kyler and Kael. Also fondly remembered by Hugh’s family, Bruce (Judy), Nancy (Gary) and Carolyn. Survived by siblings, Annetta Robinson, Bob (Marianne) Forster, Carolyn (Donald) Johnston, Barbara (Bill) MacKenzie, Janet (Judson) Maillette, Donald (Dianne) Forster, Mary (Scott) Hall, Dorinda (Don) Bowers, Jamie Forster and Kathy Kelly; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother, Joe Forster; and brother-in-law, Bill Robinson. The funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, at Noon, with visitation one hour prior. Interment, Ripley Cemetery. Donations to St. Andrew’s United Church in Ripley, the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the charity of your choice, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.