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Ruby Ralphs

You were a mum so very rare content in her home and always there on earth you toiled in heaven you rest , God bless your mum, you’re one of the best.

You were a mum so very rare content in her home and always there on earth you toiled in heaven you rest , God bless your mum, you’re one of the best.

Ruby was born and Saturday, the 29th of June 1929  in  Ayr  Scotland to parents William and Ella Linwood.
She grew up with three brothers and two sisters all who have sadly passed away. Mum went to Little Mill school
Drongan. At 16 she met Bill who was posted to Scotland in the army. She eventually left Scotland to build a new life with Bill in Crewe . When she first got here she worked for The Royal Hotel and later Elliot’s Brewery.
They brought their first house in Walthall Street and started there family Bill and Ruby had eight children.
Doris was born in 1948 ,  Rose 1952, Ann in 1955 , Jean  1956, John 1961, Paul 1964, Tracey 1968 and Michelle 1970  with that their family was complete. Ours was one big loving family but the house was too small so after Paul was born so the whole family moved to Stalbridge Road in 1964 .  It was a house filled with love and happiness, Ruby was a loving wife to Bill  who she sadly lost in 2001 age 78 years. She was an amazing mother to her children , she devoted her life to us all. Mum had 17 beautiful grandchildren , Angela , Mark , Racheal, Ricky, Carl, Stevie, Peter,  Adam, Becky, Daniel, Craig, Sara, Jordan, Alisha, Sophie, Chloe and Josh.
Mum also had  23 beautiful great grandchildren, Damien , Jade, Katy, aden, Amarni, Carla,  Steph, Nicola, Lauren, Connor, Lucas, Ellie, Zac, Megan, Molly, Coby, Darcie, Ruby, Katlyn , Daniel, Jack , Leah and Fleur.
very proud of her great,  great grandchildren, Tyler, Malsie, Evie,  Jackson, Buddy, Ginner, Keegan , Dylan, Taya, Maddison, Wyatt, Maisie, and Ava.
Her life was her family who she loved with all her heart. When mum did have a bit of time for her and dad she played darts for the Pig public house on Nantwich Rd. She love to watch darts and snooker on TV. Mum liked to watch the soaps and Jeremy Kyle, she also enjoyed going to the charity shops with her daughters. Mum also thoroughly enjoyed days out to the seaside , holidays  to Scotland  to see her family she enjoyed a cup of tea with a chocolate eclair and  Paul’s home-made cakes. Her  children teased her about putting her favourite lipstick on when she went to see Dr Watson. She had a good sense of humour and smiled a lot, she loved her Saturday night at home with all her family together for tea and chat about what was going on in their lives. To our family she was our very own Queen, and a fantastic lady.
She made an impression on everyone she met. Her kindness and love is something the whole family want to emulate in our own lives . Mum had good health right up to her 80’s she was diagnosed with vascular dementia she also had to have treatment for cancer in her leg she enjored radiotherapy but it did help and she remained  upbeat and just like mum kept smiling. We as a family have been lucky to have Paul looking after her with such love and affection. Jean also gave her mum much love and care and all the rest of the family tried to do as much as they could .But  it’s With our broken hearts that we have to let our mum go. Mum passed  away in the place that she loved, her home. We as a family will draw much comfort from this fact, mum knew she was loved by each  and everyone of us and as we let her go to be with dad we say,  fly  high you beautiful angel. Thank you for being the best mum we could ever have wished for. Good night and God bless mum.

26 Condolences

  1. Karen preece on April 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Rest in peace aunty ruby xx

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  2. Paul Ralphs (Son) on April 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    You are the too precious to be forgotten
    and too priceless to be ever replaced
    You were one in a million and you’ll always be
    The precious and unique mum
    I cared for you so dearly.
    There are so many things I wished I had said
    and done but sadly no longer do now that you
    are gone. But I want you to know
    that though you’re out of sight you’ll always
    be in my heart. I want you to know that I’ll
    always cherish you, I’ll always love you
    and always remember you…
    Forever you will live in my heart and mind
    forever live in my thoughts and never die
    And until that day when we shall meet again
    I’ll continue to cherish all the memories of you
    I love you mum and always will ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Jean Griggs Daughter on April 11, 2020 at 8:56 am

    My heart has been left broken Since the day you had to go And the memories I treasure dearly Are in the tears that flow Your in my thoughts everyday And that’s how it will always be For you may be up in heaven now But you’ll always be here with me Love you Mamma xx

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  4. Ann griffiths on April 11, 2020 at 9:19 am

    If roses grow in heaven
    Lord please pick a bunch for me
    Place them in my mother’s arms
    And tell her there for me

    Tell her l love her and miss her
    And when she turns to smile
    Place a kiss upon her cheek
    And hold her for a while

    Because remembering her is easy
    I do it everyday
    But there’s an ache within my heart
    That will never go away

    Love you forever mum and Nanny Ruby
    Ann Gary and family.

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  5. Mark Newell on April 11, 2020 at 9:39 am

    My Nan was a loving and caring Nan who was always there for us all. I loved going to her house on a Saturday because it was always a busy house with lots of the family calling to see her. I have lots of great memories at her house playing pool with Paul John and Peter, staying at the weekend when I was younger to go fishing with Grandad Paul John and John Griggs. But the one thing I will always remember is the lovely smile on that beautiful face which I will deeply miss. You will always be in my heart and the heart of others, so God bless, sleep tight and rest forever with Grandad. Love you always Nan, your ever loving Grandson Mark.❤️

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  6. Tacey on April 11, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Mum you were my queen you were a fantastic mum , nan, and great nan and great great nan you loved your children very much and dedicated your life to us all you are one in a million mum and I miss you so so much love you from Tracey, Andrew , Jordan , Danielle Lisha , Chris , rose , Roy, Rachel , Reg, stevie , Ricky Carl , cat , and all the rest of the grandkids good night and god bless my queen you are with your king now

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  7. Michelle Rowley (daughter) Craig Rowley (son in law) josh Rowley ( grandson) on April 11, 2020 at 10:57 am

    It was time to go you were so weak
    I stayed with you I kissed your cheek
    Your eyes then closed you went away
    Up to dad where you will stay.
    I miss you mum with all my heart
    Everyday that we’re apart.

    Love you so much mum
    ♥️♥️♥️Michelle craig and josh ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Ruby Griggs ( great-granddaughter ) on April 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    The day you left, a piece of my heart left too. But I will always have the amazing memories I made with you. I’m going to miss coming round to see you everyday for a brew and one of uncle Paul’s amazing homemade cakes ! We had some of the best laughs, the laughs where your stomach hurts cause you can’t stop laughing. You really were one of the reasons I always had a smile on my face! I’m truly heartbroken that I will never be able to create many more happy memories with you, but I will cherish the memories we have forever and ever! I am so lucky that I had such an amazing great nana like you who’s smile could light up a room, I’m even luckier to have your beautiful name too, the two Ruby’s. I hope I make you so proud! I know you and grandad bill will be together again looking down on us. I know you’ll be beside me everyday, unseen, unheard but always near. I love you so much nana ruby, fly high xx

    ‘Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again’

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  9. josh Rowley ( grandson) on April 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Nan you are one of a kind, your a very special person and every person that knew you were very lucky, I will truly miss going down to see you every Saturday, all this has truly broken my heart but all in all I got to say my goodbyes and that’s enough for me, you had a special place in my heart were only you stood and you always will be there and some day we will all re unite in heaven all as 1, I wish I could just see you 1 last time and just have 1 last kiss and a hug of you, I just hope that you knew how much you truly mean to me, you were the best nan in the entire world and I can say this on behalf of everybody you will truly be missed,

    I will miss you x
    I love you so much x
    Josh x

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  10. Craig - grandson on April 12, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Nan you are such a caring and loving lady , I’m going to miss you so much, we had lots of laughs and you always had a smile on your face. ( beautiful) I always would wind you up on the phone pretending to be someone else haha , you are one of a kind, I will cherish all the memories we have , I’m going to miss you with all my heart , you are one in a million ♥

    Lots of love , Craig, zoe , Jack, leah

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  11. Daniel Griggs on April 12, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Nan, you were such a loving, funny, caring, and so beautiful Inside and out 💙 you made my day every time I came through the door that smile on your face then a big hug and kiss of you, just melted my heart😘 tears are streaming down my face as I write this I’m gonna miss you so much you truly are 1 in a million love you so much! Say hello to grandad for me 💙 xxxxx

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  12. Soph on April 12, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

    Nan, you are the heart of our family who could never be matched, with a strong head, a warm heart and a smile that lights the room. We will never forget you and you will always live on inside each and every person who was blessed enough to have known you. Sleep tight my beautiful angel and I hope that you’re enjoying some chocolate eclairs wherever you are ❤️

    “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation”

    I love you more than you’ll ever know, thank you for everything.
    Until we meet again, Soph ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😇 xxxxxxxxxx

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  13. John Ralphs (Son) on April 12, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    My mum you where always there for me and everyone else when ever We needed you when I was little I have so many great memories one was at Christmas time with all the chocolates on the Christmas tree I would take some off and you would chase me around the room and try to catch me you were a great mum and you looked after us all so well you will always be missed and loved .
    Love from John Jan Sara Nick Fleur Bella Paul Graham Sian Ray Scarlet and Jasmine xxxxx

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  14. John Griggs Son in law on April 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Ruby you were one in a million, Always there for everyone . You treated me like a son , I hope your with bill now fly high lovely lady Always in my heart ❤️

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  15. Shaun /yvette . on April 13, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Aunty ruby ,you were such a lady n we will all miss u so much ;evry time i saw you that radiant smile would be so warm and the warmth of love you had forevery one will be so missed .love always. Ur nephew ,shaun and my whole family .xxxxxxx

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  16. Chloe on April 13, 2020 at 10:22 am

    You lived the happiest life from the beginning, right up to the end. We were all so lucky to have you as our Queen and as the heart of our amazing family. I hope that one day I can positively impact half as many lives as you have and to look half as young as you if I reach the big 90! I love you so much, I will truly miss you and I’ll be sure to continue your legacy and share with your future great grandchildren all of the interesting stories you shared with us about you and Grandad. Rest in paradise, We love you beautiful lady❤️

    “We really miss you,
    And wish with us you could always be,
    But since God wants you to,
    I’ll keep your memories alive in me”

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  17. Jordan grandson on April 13, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Nan you were truly an amazing lady I honestly loved you with all of my heart you will forever be my hen . You were caring , loving and the funniest person I know you weren’t afraid too tell it how it is . But I know you’ll be up there now with grandad scoffing cakes and making up for lost time . I love you both so much and i know that you both are now happy together again I miss you both so much and I love you both with all of my heart ❤️❤️❤️

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  18. Tracey daughter on April 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Mum I miss you more than you will ever know you are my queen and I love you so so much you are with your king now and you are one amazing mum who loved your children and grand children very much you were a selfless beautiful queen that thought of everyone else before your self Everyone adores you my queen love you forever ❤️❤️

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  19. Nicola, Steph, Carla, Maisie, Ava on April 13, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Great Nanna Ruby & Great Great Nanna Ruby

    You brought so much joy and happiness to all. You were funny, cheeky and always said what was on your mind. Thank you for all of the love that you gave to our family. We will miss your infectious smile and beautiful ‘Scottish’ laugh.

    We know that you and Grandad Billy are reunited in heaven and watching down on us all. We take slight peace in knowing that you lived a long, fun-filled, amazing life up until the age of 90 and that you were loved by so many and that you had such a huge family who adored you. We bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived ❤️

    You are dearly loved and so sadly missed.

    From your great and great great grand children “Cheeky” Nicola, Stephanie, Carla, Maisie and Ava x

    ❤️ Since you’ll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today, a hollowed place within our hearts, is where you’ll always stay ❤️

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  20. Richard Dodd. on April 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    A ray of sunshine sadly extinguished. The world was enriched by those who knew. Shine on Carol.

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  21. Rose Tomkinson on April 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Mum, you were one in a million. I want you to know, I will never forget you, you will always be in my broken heart. I will treasure our memories always. You dedicated your life to us all. I know dad wanted you with him. I will always love you and miss you. Love your daughter Rose xxx

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  22. Peter (grandson ) on April 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Nanny Ruby, you were a beautiful,amazing,caring,funny and you loved a joke. I was so so lucky and proud to say you were my Nan. While my mum was at work you looked after me as a child and help turn me into the man I am today. I stayed at your house a lot and have so many memories playing pool,cards,dominoes,going fishing and also darts where you showed me on numerous occasions how good you were by beating me. Christmas times were always the best at your house with all the family and it was amazing.
    I Always loved coming to see you and having a laugh me you and Paul.
    I know over the last years you fought so hard against so many horrible things and showed us how strong you could fight to stay with each and everyone of us for as long as you possible could. You did us all so proud with everything you did right to the end.
    I asked Grandad to be waiting for you with a big hug and kisses from us all.
    My heart will always be have a big piece missing until we meet again .
    love you forever Nan , fly high angel .
    Love always Peter , Shelly ,Megan and Molly xxx

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  23. Alisha (Grandaughter) on April 14, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Nan you were one of the greatest women to walk this earth, you blessed everyone with your kindness and your smile could light up a room, you were our very own wonder women, you were the most happiest, most caring most loving nanna anyone could wish for and as much as it hurts for me to say your going to be a great great grandma I’m having a baby nanna! How it pains me that you won’t be here to meet him/her but I know you’ll be there in spirit aslong side with grandad, there is no words to describe the feelings of not having you here it hurts so bad I feel as though A part of me is missing like it’s been ripped from me, you were the family glue you made this family what it is, but you are with your king now and he’s been waiting a very long time he will now look after you and love you for eternity. I love you unconditionally nanna you were loved by so so many and will be remembered forever, you were one in a million nan
    Love lisha, bump and partner Chris ❤️

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  24. Becky on April 14, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Nanny Ruby,
    Heaven gained a special angel the day we lost you. There are no words to be used for the pain felt the day you went but the memories and love for you will live on in our hearts forever, so you will always be a part of us ❤
    You were a true inspiration and the strongest woman i know, you were beautiful inside and out and the heart of our family. I will forever treasure all the funny things you said, so many things to remember to bring smiles to our faces.
    With great sadness im sending a kiss from me and the kids. Sleep tight beautiful angel. We will never forget you. Love you forever and always Becky Coby and Darcie ❤ xxx

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  25. Katlyn Griggs (great-granddaughter) on April 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Nana Ruby, you always knew how to put a smile on my face when I came to see you, whether that was through being nice or thinking I was looking at you in a funny way haha. You always looked beautiful, even in your pyjamas and fluffy socks. I’ll miss seeing you smile and laugh, but most of all I’ll miss you giving me a kiss on the cheek before I leave♥️You’ll always be in my heart, I love you Nana Ruby xx

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  26. Adam Griffiths on April 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Nan you were one of a kind, one of the most caring, loving kind and strong people I have been lucky enough to have in my life you were an inspiration to me. The day we had to say goodbye has broken me, I’ll never forget you but the memories I have of you will always have a special place in my heart. Fly high angel and love you always. Adam

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