Ruby Robbins

Robbins– After a life well lived, our mom passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Thursday June 29, 2023. Ruby Kathaline Robbins, age 92 years of Corunna. Beloved mother of Linda (Don) Gordon, Cathy (Dave) Johnson and Lorie (Dan) La Belle and mother-in-law of Pat Robbins. Ruby was a treasured grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and a loving sister of Joyce Krohn. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by; her husband, Archie (2000); her sons, Larry (1950) and Garry (2020); her special friend, Fred Courtney (2019); her sister, Doris Hayward (1976) and by her brother, Bobby Sinclair (1937). Mom often mentioned how blessed she was to have the family she did. She enjoyed living at Thompson Gardens for 20 plus years and made many great friends. A special thank you is extended to Village on the St. Clair and to Bluewater Health for the excellent and compassionate care mom received.  In keeping with the Ruby’s wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at the Corunna Legion 352 Albert St. Corunna on Sunday July 23, 2023 from 1- 4 p.m. with words of remembrance being offered at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to C.N.I.B or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @  Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


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Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at the Corunna Legion on Sunday July 23, 2023 from 1-4 p.m.

26 thoughts on “Ruby Robbins”

  1. John, Liz McKegan

    Heaven got a beautiful angel,
    Ruby always had a smile and a chuckle, a real Sweetheart of a gal. Condolences to you all.

    1. Thanks Kelly. 😘
      Mom’s celebration of life yesterday was a wonderful send off. Lots of memories were spoken of.

  2. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Cathy and family:
    Sending you all our sincere sympathies and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Mothers always hold a special place in our hearts and may your memories last a lifetime. ❤️

  3. Kathy and Rob Ferguson

    Cathy, Dave, Shane, Shelley and families

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Ruby. She was a beautiful woman in heart and soul. Cherish her memories to guide you all through this difficult time.

  4. My sympathy to the Robbins family Ruby was always a great lady and enjoyed seeing here at Thompson’s Garden, Hugs to sister Joyce and family. Great memories l am sure.

  5. Peter and Bonnie Humble

    Sending our condolences to the Robbins family, Ruby was a wonderful person, always enjoyed a visit with her when we saw her, which has been awhile. She definitely will be missed by all who knew her,especially her daughters. Take care and RIP Ruby

    Peter and Bonnie Humble

  6. Catharine McKenna

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Ruby’s family. We will always remember her wonderful smile and firm loving handshake.She cared well for many people and now may she rest in peace.We know you will all carry her lovingly in your hearts. Jack and Catharine McKenna

  7. Sincere condolences Lorie, Cathy and all of the family on the loss of your dear mom. She will be missed by many. Cherish the memories.

  8. Rebecca Abu-Absi

    She always was so beautiful and so kind ❤️ She passed that along to so many! Our thoughts are with you all: Cathy, Dave, Shane, and Shelley and families and everyone who loved her!

  9. Our deepest sympathies to the family in the recent passing of Ruby. She was dearly loved and will be so missed by Mom Betty. May God bless you all during the days ahead.
    Love, Lynne & Doug Thorson & family & Betty Maidment

  10. Lynne Thorson (Maidment)

    Our deepest sympathies to the family in the recent passing of Ruby. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be so missed by our Mom, Betty. May God bless you all in the days ahead.
    Love and blessings,
    Lynne & Doug Thorson & family & Betty Maidment

  11. Sharon Goodhand

    Cathy, Dave and Family- Dave and I were sorry to hear about your Mom our Sincere Condolences

  12. Bill and Betty Watson

    We would like to send our sincere condolences to Ruby’s family. What a beautiful person the world has lost. It was always a joy to meet Ruby and it seemed we ran into her and Fred quite often at Sting games. She was delightful to talk to and she always had that amazing smile. She was a lovely woman who will be missed by so many in our community.
    In Sympathy, Bill and Betty Watson

  13. So sorry for your loss Cathy, Dave and Family. I really enjoyed helping your Mom before I Retired. She always had a big smile and was always so kind. Thinking of all of you. Laurie

  14. Jerry and I were just chatting about Ruby and wondering if she was still at Thompson Gardens. She was such a kind and special person. Our condolences to all your family. She will be missed.
    Jerry and Melba Duncan

  15. M. & D. FARMER

    Sympathy to the family and extended family. Memories of my first ponie ride. Game of Crow Kay, the rabbit tail sweet smell of Dove and importance of Dropsies. Long time no see. But memories are the cornerstones of our lives. God bless and May God rest in this world of torn pieces. Aunt Ruby always looked so nice. Love her necklace placed centred.

  16. Our condolences to Cathy, Dave and all the family on behalf of the O’Dell family on the passing of Ruby. Our Uncle Fred and Ruby
    attended Sixth Line Church and always attended any of our family gatherings. Ruby was such a gentle soul with a friendly smile and
    wonderful personality. It was our pleasure to be able to visit with Ruby whenever possible. Ruby will be missed by many.

  17. Sharon and Andy Mooser

    Cathy and Dave: we are so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was so involved in you and your families’ lives. She will be missed.
    Take care and know that we are thinking about you.

  18. Gary & Sherry Morrison

    Sending sincere condolences to Ruby’s family. We enjoyed her company whenever we crossed paths. She was such a good friend to Betty Morrison. We often heard about their trips together and we will cherish all the beautiful memories .

  19. Jane kershaw(Jane McLeod)

    So sorry to hear this my deepest sympathy goes out to family. I worked with ruby at Marshall gowland manor forty odd years ago. She was a great worker and friend.

  20. Our sympathies to the Robbins family. We remember Ruby was a kind gentle soul with a beautiful smile. May sharing happy memories give you comfort.
    Robert and Sue (Fraser) Green

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