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Ruth Elizabeth "Betty"
1936 - 2019
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Obituary for Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Jackson

Ruth Elizabeth "Betty"  Jackson
JACKSON, Ruth Elizabeth (Betty)
Peacefully at the Woodland Villa in Long Sault on Sunday June 23, 2019 age 83 years. She was born in Bishop's Mills on February 27, 1936. Betty was the eldest daughter of Frederick James Purdy and Roberta Edrie Lackie. Both predeceased her. Betty Married Duncan McMillan in 1955. They settled west of Finch in the 60's and built a gas station and repair shop where Dunc worked until his passing in 1988. Together they raised 3 children, Leah-Anne, Heather (deceased 1994) and Robert (Bob). On May 31, 1998 Ruth married Gilbert Walter Jackson. They spent the next 6 years enjoying life until Gil's passing in June of 2004. Betty was the much loved sister of Winston (Marion) Purdy of Mallorytown and Ronda Ferguson of Brockville. She was predeceased by a brother Ronnie in 1954. Mom is survived by 2 of her children, Leah-Anne (Randy) of Cornwall and Bob McMillan of Finch. She was Nana to 8 grandchildren, Jody, Tara, Athena, Grant, Brock, Marie, Alicia, Jenna and their families including 13 great grandchildren. As well, Betty will be missed by many nieces and nephews. To honor Ruth's wishes, cremation has taken place. A committal service will be held at St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery at a later date. Many thanks to Woodland Villa who provided such kind end-of-life care to Mom/Nana. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at
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