In Memory of



Obituary for Ruth Harding

Ruth Bertha (Kreller) Harding ~ of Fordwich, at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, one day before her 92nd birthday.

Wife of the late Elmer Harding (2002).

Mother of Jim & Dianna Harding of Windsor, Marion Bartman of Listowel, Doug & Darlene Harding of Fordwich, Mark & France Harding of Clifford, and David Harding & Rhea Connell of Fordwich, and mother-in-law of Grant Bartman of Listowel.

Grandmother of Michael Kobylnik, Robert & Tanya Bartman, Paul & Melissa Bartman, David & Becky Bartman, Carol Harding & Mike Keyes, Coreen Harding, Aaron & Becky Harding, Stacey & Matt Schalk, Curtis Harding & Leanne Deniet, Danielle & Tyler DeVos, Lauren & Jordan Boyle, Rebecca & Shaun Koenig, and Melissa & Brandon Mcmaster.

Great-grandmother of Samantha Harvey, Dean Kobylnik, Brett, Avery, and Aiden Harding, Hanly and Peyton Bartman, Everett and Georgia Bartman, Emma, Noah, and Briella Bartman, Rhet and Cami Harding, Dakston Schalk, Lilah and Reese DeVos, Jett Boyle, and Paydon and River Mcmaster.

Sister of Bill Kreller of Kitchener, and sister-in-law of Elsie and Oliver Karges of Listowel, and Reita Markovich of Edmonton.

Predeceased by her brother Robert Kreller (2016), daughter Donna Motz (2016), daughter-in-law Lisa Harding (2015), one son in infancy.

The family funeral service will be held at Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harristion, on Friday, April 17th with Rev. Gail Clarkson officiating. A public celebration of Ruth’s life will be held later at Fordwich United Church. The service on April 17th can be viewed here:

Interment in Fordwich Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Fordwich Village Nursing Home Residents' Council, or Fordwich United Church would be appreciated.

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