Ruth Nesbitt

NESBITT, Ruth passed away with her family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, February 22, 2019 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Nesbitt (2005).  Dear mother of Linda LaForge (Jim), Kathy Worthington (Roy), Ken (Laura), Tom (Pamela), Dan (late Lorrie), Judith Fasseel (Larry), Tim (Julia) and Ron.  Ruth leaves behind 14 precious grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Also survived by brother Bob Wilkins, sisters Leone Prouse, Doreen Beard, Eleanor Fero and Lillian Knott (Bob), sister-in-law Rosella Wilkins, dear family friend Sandra VanPuyenbroeck-Nesbitt and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Sarnia, Ontario on December 13, 1931, daughter of the late Graham and Mildred (Shepherd) Wilkins.  Ruth’s family moved to the Springfield area in 1947, where she met the love of her life – Jack Nesbitt. Ruth was a wonderful homemaker, cook and baker of pies. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 26 at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at

“A special thank you to Ron and Yvonne Allen for their love and friendship over the past several years, to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and to Jennifer Groot-Zevert from the Terrace Lodge Day program whose love and laughter brought so much joy to Ruth for the 10 years she was there.”