After a life well lived, Ruth Marie Roberts of Alvinston passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the age of 88 years. She was the only child of the late John and Mildred Shortt. Ruth was the loving wife of the late Burton Roberts (1989). She will be deeply missed by her daughter Anne Marie Lucan and her husband Joe of Alvinston. Cherished grandmother of Jody and her husband Tyler Desjardine of Strathroy and loving proud great grandmother (G.G.) of Ty Desjardine. Also very dear friend of Stan Racher and all his family. Ruth had a patient, loving, considerate way and a thoughtful presence. Fondly remembered for her generous caring soul and kind gentle heart. She loved her family and friends, her church and her community and was dearly loved by all whose lives she touched. To know her was to love her. The family thanks each of her Special Angels who helped her remain in her home as she was so determined to do so and also thanks to everyone at Strathroy Hospital for their wonderful compassionate care. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Hope United Church, Alvinston. Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, Hope United Church, Alvinston, Children’s Wish or charity of your choice.