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Ruth Caroline Machan

January 5, 1942

August 1, 2023

Ruth Caroline Machan (née Tiegs) passed away on August 1, 2023, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, where she resided. She was born on January 5, 1942, in Fullarton Township, Perth County, to Alexander Tiegs and Caroline Stoskopf. Ruth married her husband Donald Edward Machan in June 1961, and they made their home in Sarnia, where Donald worked as a hairdresser. Tragically, their son Donald “Duane” passed away in 1991. Ruth took great pride in her home and yard, and she enjoyed cooking, baking, and hosting gatherings for family and friends. Throughout their retirement, Ruth and Donald embarked on extensive travels across Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe, often spending winters in Yuma, Arizona. Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been predeceased by her sister Genevieve Smith in 2010, Mildred Lean in 2011, and her brother Theodore “Ted” in 2015. Ruth leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Cremation has been carried out, and a Memorial Service in honor of Ruth will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on August 12 at 11 am. Following the service, her ashes will be interred in North Logan Cemetery in Logan Township. Condolences can be shared with the family on “Ruth’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society Canada.

Ruth Caroline Machan (née Tiegs) of Sarnia passed away on August 1, 2023, at Bluewater Health. Born on January 5, 1942, in Fullarton Township, Perth County, Ruth was the daughter of Alexander Tiegs and Caroline Stoskopf. She married Donald Edward Machan in June 1961 and settled in Sarnia, where Donald worked as a hairdresser. Tragically, their son Donald “Duane” died in 1991. Ruth took immense pleasure in caring for her home and maintaining her beautiful yard. She had a passion for cooking, baking, and hosting gatherings for her loved ones. After retiring, Ruth and Donald indulged in extensive travel, exploring Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe. They also spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona. Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family, preceded in death by her sister Genevieve Smith in 2010, Mildred Lean in 2011, and her brother Theodore “Ted” in 2015. Ruth is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has been carried out, and a Memorial Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on August 12 at 11 am. Following the service, Ruth’s ashes will be laid to rest in North Logan Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance and condolences can be left for the family on “Ruth’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society Canada.

Sarnia resident Ruth Caroline Machan (née Tiegs) peacefully passed away on August 1, 2023, at Bluewater Health. She was born on January 5, 1942, in Fullarton Township, Perth County, to Alexander Tiegs and Caroline Stoskopf. In June 1961, Ruth married her beloved husband Donald Edward Machan, who sadly passed away in 2008. Together, they made their home in Sarnia, where Donald pursued a successful career as a hairdresser. The couple was blessed with a son named Donald “Duane,” who grew up in Sarnia but sadly passed away in 1991. Ruth was a dedicated homemaker, taking great pride in maintaining a beautiful and welcoming home. She had a natural talent for cooking, baking, and opening her doors to entertain family and friends. Once Donald retired, they embarked on exciting adventures across Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe, relishing in the joys of traveling. They also sought warmth during winter in Yuma, Arizona. Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family, following the passing of her sister Genevieve Smith in 2010, Mildred Lean in 2011, and her brother Theodore “Ted” in 2015. She is fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service to honor Ruth’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on August 12 at 11 am. Ruth’s ashes will find their final resting place in North Logan Cemetery, Logan Township. Messages of sympathy and cherished memories can be shared with the family in “Ruth’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society Canada.

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