Obituary of Ruth Tetrault
Tetrault, Ruth Margaret (nee Miller)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Tetrault a resident of Chatham on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the age of 59.
Born in Weston, Ontario, beloved wife of Donald Tetrault, loving and proud mother of Donald Jr.
Cherished daughter of Gail Giles and the late Willie Gaudette and stepfather Frank Giles.
Dear sister to James Miller.
Daughter-in-law to Orville Tetrault and the late Leona Tetrault.
Sister-in-law to David Tetrault (Diane Carey), Annita Zimmerman (Michael Pecaric), Angela Wheeler (Barry Denomme), the late Ronald Tetrault (Michele Howes), and the late Douglas Tetrault.
Niece to Judy (Jim) Daley, Jim (Eva) Boutilier, Denise Switzer, Vern (Clara) Parker, Leona (Wayne) Mackie, Leo (Nancy) Parker, and George Parker.
Missed by many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Ruth began her career in the financial world, starting at the bottom, then soon after working herself up the corporate ladder. After such accomplishment came the love of her life, her husband, Don. Life will not be the same. Ruth and Don were soon married and began a life of adventure, new experiences and new businesses.
Ruth soon became the proud owner of a marina known as Cove Marina and a restaurant, Spooter’s now known as the Dockside in Lighthouse Cove. Ruth taught herself how to manage, run and operate a marina and restaurant all at the same time. Ruth succeeded! Boaters and customers came from all over to be part of the Jimmy Buffet parties, steak barbeques, chili cookoffs and so many more. Ruth became a pillar of the community at the Lighthouse Cove.
Then a precious gift came, her son Donald Jr. Don Jr. was truly the pudding in the pie. Ruth was over the moon with so much love and joy. Ruth had it all, a career, a husband, and exceptional son.
Throughout the years of marriage and motherhood, Ruth still managed to host elegant parties to include Christmas, galas, lobster fests, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries for her family, friends and business associates. All were welcomed and no one was turned away.
Let’s not forget Ruth the kid at heart, ensuring all the nieces and nephews were all spoiled with gifts, treats and unforgettable memories.
Ruth has touched so many lives throughout her lifetime and shall not be forgotten, only missed for her kindness, thoughtfulness, dedication and devotion to life. Her memories shall be embedded in our lives forever.
Family to receive friends on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm & 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St. Chatham. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Parish, 52 Croydon Street, Chatham. Cremation to follow. Interment will take place at a later date.
In memory of Ruth, donations may be made to the Chatham-Kent Animal Rescue or to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.
McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
519 351 2040