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November 14, 2015

Aaltje “Alice” Middelkamp, formerly of Ripley, died at Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham, Nov. 14, 2015, at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Hendrik Middelkamp for 62 years. Alice was born in Onstwedde, Holland, Nov. 27, 1918, to the late Renske (Volders) and Wubbo Bosch. She was the dear mother of Renske and Edgar Daer of Blyth, Bouwina Pigeon and Adrien Legault of Matheson, Bob and Ria of Ripley, Kini and John Meyer of Holyrood John and Harlene of Ripley, Jake and Margo of Saltford, Marian Glen of Inverhuron, and Henry and Mary of Ripley. Special Oma to her 38 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Survived by her son-in-law, Allan Rutledge and Eleanor of Huron-Kinloss, daughter-in-law Marjorie Middelkamp of Ripley, and a sister-in-law in Holland. Predeceased by her daughter, Gay Rutledge; son, Albert; one grandson, one great-grandson, and sons-in-law, John Ribbink and Norman Pigeon. A funeral, filled with music, was conducted at St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., with pastor Judy Zarubick officiating. A eulogy was presented by daughter, Marian Glen, and granddaughter, Susan Adams. Fondest memories, on behalf of the grandchildren. were spoken by granddaughter Amy Snobelen. The organist was family friend David Hamilton. A private family interment took place at the Ripley Cemetery, conducted by her granddaughters Trish Ackert-Bryant and Crystal Morais. Donations to St. Andrew's United Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated as expressions of sympathy. We would like to thank the staff of Braemar Nursing Home. Thank you to all our neighbours and friends who have shown their heartfelt sympathies over the past few weeks. To all of those who could not be with us but were there in spirit, we thank you. To Maryellen Pollard and Amy Fry of MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, thank you for all your guidance and professionalism. “To live in hearts that love is not to die.”

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