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Ruth Caroline Machan


January 5, 1942

Fullarton Twp, Ontario


August 1, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Machan, Ruth Caroline (n. Tiegs)
A resident of Sarnia, Ruth passed away on Tuesday August 1, 2023, at Bluewater Health. Born in Fullarton Township, Perth County, on January 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Tiegs and the former Caroline Stoskopf. In June 1961, she was married to her husband Donald Edward Machan (late 2008) and resided in Sarnia where her husband worked as a hairdresser. They had a son named Donald “Duane”, who grew up in Sarnia, and passed away in 1991. Ruth took pride in her home and her yard, enjoyed cooking, baking, and entertaining family and friends. After Donald retired, they did extensive travelling through Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe, and wintered in Yuma Arizona. Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her sister Genevieve Smith (2010), Mildred Lean (2011), and her brother Theodore “Ted” (2015). Ruth is survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Road S., Sarnia on Saturday August 12 at 11 am. Burial of ashes in North Logan Cemetery, Logan Township. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Ruth’s Guestbook” at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Arthritis Society Canada.

Visitation & Services

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Prior to service.

11 am

Saturday August 12


Memorial Service

Saturday August 12

Redeemer Lutheran Church


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Family Memories

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Ruth was a dear friend of my parents, Bill and Fran Dunlop of Corunna. I have many fond memories! of visits and parties and good times! Sending our deepest sympathy to Ruth's surviving family.❤️
Lowell Bida

My condolences to Ruth’s family. I was lucky enough to meet Ruth a few years back at her apartment. I always enjoyed our visits. She would talk about her family and show pictures from her travels. We even discovered a friend had been the one to buy her old house. Ruth will be remembered fondly and missed. Rest in peace Ruth.
Michelle S

Remembering the many years and times we’ve been together. Your optimism thru many rough times was amazing.. Your pain and worries no more. Enjoy being with Don and Duane again.
Marilyn Machan

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