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Ruby Digings

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On September 22, 2022 @ 6:23 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 29 Comments

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Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Matthews House, Alliston on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Ruby Digings, at the age of 95 years, beloved wife of the late Ross Digings.  Loving mother of Diane and her husband Wayne Sunley, Deborah and her husband Tom Banks, Donna and her husband David Acheson.  Cherished grandma of Kim, Ashlynn (Mark), Amanda (Bill), Laura, Katelynn (Christian), Yvonne, Jenna (Aaron), and Brandon.  Proud G.G. of Tyler, Paige, Sydney, Graydon, Myles, Parker, Alyssa, Charlotte, Lincoln, Grace, Iyla, and Ella.  Dear sister of the late Alfred, Betty, Eva, Jean, and Joseph.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday, September 27 from one o’clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. 

Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. 

The family invites those who wish to view the service at any time can do so through live streaming at


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As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matthews House, 131 Wellington St. E., Alliston L9R 1G7 (www.matthews.house/donate). 

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Ruby Digings”

Condolence from Bernadette and Don Robb on September 22nd, 2022 7:42 pm

Oh Diane, I just clicked on Egan’s and saw your Mom’s notice. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing but I know she was surrounded with all the love she needed from her wonderful daughters and all the family. Please accept my sincere condolences. It’s always so sad to lose your Mom…..but she left behind a loving family that inherited many of her qualities and talents that will live on and on. Blessings to you and your family Diane. Hugs and more Hugs.

Condolence from Susan Porcarelli on September 22nd, 2022 8:34 pm

It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this.

Ashlynn, wishing you and your family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

Porcarelli Family

Condolence from Lois and John Aucoin on September 22nd, 2022 9:11 pm

Diane we are so sorry on the passing of your dear Mum, please give our condolences to your family .. Hugs from Johnny and I ❤️ RIP Ruby

Condolence from Mary Peotto on September 23rd, 2022 1:52 pm

Dear Girls,
I am so sorry for the loss of your very special mom, Ruby ” Ruby Jewel “was a special lady to me as well and I will always cherish our visits and the impish grin she would get when she told her tales and naughty jokes at the house on Hesp and at Cards at the Caledon Center. Oh my, is she gonna give God a run for his money!!!!

Mary Peotto

Condolence from Gary and Cathy MacDougall on September 23rd, 2022 7:25 pm

Dear Diane and Wayne and family
So sorry for your loss
Love and sympathy
Gary and Cathy
Janice, Mike and family

Condolence from Laurel Brockman on September 23rd, 2022 9:45 pm

Donna, Dianne and Debbie: and famiy of course. Im so so sorry for your loss. Your mom was my mentor and i told many a person that. I loved your mom and i will miss her dearly as i know you and yours and all thst knew your mom will as well. One great lady. Thank you aunt ruby for all your support, love and understanding. Love you xoxo Laurel

Condolence from Kathleen Owen on September 24th, 2022 7:55 am

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Ruby was such an inspiration and lit up a room. Loved playing cards with her. She will be missed.

Condolence from Bob and Joan Martin on September 24th, 2022 9:36 am

Our condolences to you and your family. Ruby was a special lady to us all at the seniors centre.

Condolence from Margaret Sant on September 24th, 2022 10:15 am

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ruby. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I enjoyed playing cards with her and going to Tim’s after for coffee and a few laughs. God bless her and rest in piece. Margaret Sant

Condolence from Jo-Anne Hanophy on September 24th, 2022 10:35 am

Ruby was long a mainstay at Humbervale United Church – she has already been missed more than I can say – so many great memories! One of the warmest people I have ever met. My condolences to you all.

Condolence from Carolynne Boyer on September 24th, 2022 7:20 pm

Diane, Deb, & Donna, Your lose is my lose also, she was in my life since day one. She treated me like another daughter, especially after I lost my Mom so young. I loved her so much, she was the one I would turn to.
Aunt Ruby had time for so many things but, she was always there for everyone especially her family. Her family was her life there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her Children and all the Grand and Great Grandchildren.
She will be Loved & Missed by so many.

You will always be in my heart
Love from Carolynne

Condolence from Jennifer on September 24th, 2022 8:38 pm

Dianne, Debbie, Donna
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
Thinking of everyone at this time. Aunt Ruby was an amazing women loved by many family and friends.
Her love and passion were so strong and can be seen represented in you.. She always had a warm smile and hug.

Jennifer and Doug Scott

Condolence from Dianne and Ken Potter on September 25th, 2022 1:42 pm

Debbie, we certainly appreciate your phone call today, and the link to Ruby’s obituary.
Our sincere love to the three “D’s. Even though we haven’t seen each other much in our adult years,
we have always considered your family as our family.
Our mothers were such best friends, no, more like sisters. Ruby and Patricia.
Until my moms last days, they talked almost daily.
That was such a gift, for us as their children, to observe.

I know how you feel! Losing a mother cannot be imagined, but only experienced.
Our love to the three of you and your extended families.

Thanks for the picture you chose. That’s our Ruby. Happy, fun and full of life.

Love, Ken and Dianne Potter; Kimberley and John Knight.


Condolence from Rev. Jim Thompson on September 25th, 2022 8:31 pm

Ruby was always such a cheerful and positive person and a most valued member of Humbervale United Church. She was such a willing and hard worker, and she oversaw the production of the best meat pies and the most delicious dinners I have ever had.
Ruby had a wonderful zest for life and a genuine concern for the well-being of others.

Ruby will be greatly missed but most fondly remembered.

Condolence from Debbie & David Brannan on September 25th, 2022 9:11 pm

Dear Donna, Debbie, Diane & Family
Our sincerest condolences. We were so sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. We do know she lived a full & wonderful life always cherishing her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We are certain she will be dearly missed by all.

Condolence from Rev. Jim Thompson on September 25th, 2022 9:41 pm

I will certainly be thinking of you on September 27th as you celebrate the life of a truly wonderful and remarkable woman. Louise and I will be in Sault Ste. Marie on the 27th, but you will be very much in our thoughts.

Condolence from Laura & George Klempa on September 26th, 2022 10:50 am

A dear long time friend has left us. Ruby had a long and rewarding life raising and nurturing three beautiful daughters and being a grandma to so many . MayGod bless her soul in perpetuity.

Goodbye dear friend.

Condolence from Doreen forbes on September 26th, 2022 12:26 pm

fAMILY OF Ruby Digings. Ruby, what great times we had with our, husbands,visits with our Humbervale dinners, our Scarlett road friends Our visits on girls day out with, Betty Peggy , Jean , Barbara Diana,Donna.Great times at the Seniors Wonderful memories. We’ll meet again, dont know when, but I know we”ll meet again some sunny day.. Love you much,

Condolence from Carolyn MacDonald on September 26th, 2022 2:04 pm

Good bye and God speed, my dear, sweet, charming and loving friend. You were an inspiration and a delight. I enjoyed our luncheons together with ‘the girls’ and our quiet times together after they had passed away. Your family love and pride was amazing. Your heart pure, yet some mischief in your eyes. Rest now, Ruby. I love you and I miss you even more.

Condolence from Pat Thompson on September 26th, 2022 3:21 pm

To the Family

My sincere condolences in the passing of Aunt Ruby.

My thoughts are with you and sending my love.

May Aunt Ruby rest in peace.

Condolence from Elaine A MacDonald on September 26th, 2022 4:28 pm

So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful woman

Condolence from The Cloutier Family on September 26th, 2022 5:31 pm

Dear Donna, Laura and Kaitlyn,

With our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss.
Today and always, may fond memories bring you peace, support, and strength.
We are sending hugs to all. xo

With Love Vicky, Guy and Shane

Condolence from Wendy, Nick, Victoria, Lauren & Kate Nigro on September 26th, 2022 8:33 pm

Ruby was an inspiration to so many and always had a wonderful way of making people in her presence feel special. She and Ross welcomed us years ago and were truly the best neighbors anyone could wish for. The memories shared with us will never be forgotten. Truly a one of a kind woman!!!

Diane, Debbie & Donna, and all the family, sending sympathy to you all. May you find comfort in knowing Ruby truly held a special place in the hearts of many. Her dedication and pride of family was profound and inspirational.

Blessings to you all.

Nick, Wendy, Victoria, Lauren & Kate Nigro

Condolence from Alexis Brannan on September 27th, 2022 7:58 am

So sorry for your families loss. Ruby was a very warm and kind person always happy to see me and chat. I shall remember her fondly. ❤️

Condolence from Carmen MacDonald on September 27th, 2022 10:09 am

Ruby was a lady who brought the warmth of her personality and clarity of action to all her achievements at Humbervale United Church. It was a pleasure to have known her and secured some of her delicious recipes. She was missed when she could no longer attend service, but always remembered through personal anecdotes. May the loving memories of Ruby be an ongoing comfort to her family.

I send my sincere condolences
Carmen MacDonald

Condolence from Gail Patience on September 27th, 2022 11:31 am

I had so much fun with Ruby and Doreen. I will really miss her.

Condolence from Ken Boyer on September 27th, 2022 2:42 pm

I am sending my deepest condolences to all of Ruby’s members family & friends in this time of grief. I have nothing but great memories of her and will hold them close to my heart. God bless her and her family.

Condolence from Bruce on September 27th, 2022 9:28 pm

Our condolences Donna Dave Deb and Tom. Bruce and Michelle Rowntree

Condolence from Jean Turner on September 28th, 2022 7:48 pm

Remembering all the conversations, laughter and good times in the Humbervale kitchen as we prepared banquets, Harvest Home dinners, and UCW get togethers. All planned and served under Ruby’s willing guidance.

Jean Turner

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