A Memorial service is being held for Ruth on Friday 15th July 2022

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Ruth Angela Mary Fanshawe (née Elwes)

Ruth - engaged Ruth - mother of five Ruth in her last month at St. Mary's

21st February 1930 - 16th April 2020

Daughter of Richard and Freya Elwes

Wife of Hew Fanshawe

Mother to Simon, Christopher, Katie, Minnie & Peter

Ruth (Granny) died peacefully at St Mary's Convent Home in Ebchester, on Thursday 16th April.  Ruth's sweet, kind and selfless nature meant that she loved and was loved by all those who knew her.

Because of the pandemic, contact had been difficult, managing with electronic devices and messages and finally with Minnie at her bedside. She had been cared for beautifully by the staff and Sisters at St. Marys, surrounded by love and prayer.

The original printable notice can be downloaded here

A private cremation was held on 5th May, see here for the film and an extended order of service.  A printable booklet can be downloaded here.

The Lord Jesus said "I am the Resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."