Ruth Eastwood Dawson

Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Wednesday 31st May 2023

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Hubert's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Ruth Eastwood Dawson

Peacefully at Springhill Care Home on 21st May, 2023, Ruth, aged 88 years of Great Harwood and formerly of Rawdon, Leeds. The devoted partner of Anne, loved sister of Richard, dear sister in law of Elizabeth and Peter, Robert and Diane and Henry and Raymond.

Yorkshire born and bred, Ruth made the move to Lancashire when she enrolled at college and this is where she met her life long partner Anne. She began her working life as a college lecturer passing on her knowledge of dairying and later, following her passion for the outdoors, animals and love of the land, Ruth and Anne took on their own farm in Green Howarth. Gardening was another love in her life and Ruth would ensure her garden bloomed in full colour throughout the seasons. She was devout in her faith to the Roman Catholic Church and was a former member of St Mary’s Haslingden, St Theresa’s Blackburn and St Hubert’s Great Harwood. She was a loving family lady who always welcomed visits from her great nieces who enjoyed time on the farm.

Nigel Dawson

I am so sorry to hear the news about Aunty Ruth. Over the past years my huge regret is losing touch with such an amazing and supportive person. I am so thankful for everything she did for me as a child and all she has done for Amber and Seth. I am sorry I cannot manage to fly in to the UK for the funeral but my thoughts will be with all the family and especially Anne on the day.

Family flowers only, donations can be made in Ruth’s memory on behalf of Derian House Children’s Hospice. To make a donation please click the blue button at the bottom of this page or forward to L Champ Funeral Services.

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Peter, Joanne and Sarah Gilbraith

We are so sad to hear of Ruth’s passing. She always made us feel welcome when we came over, and was so helpful when we brought Sarah over for the first time at 9 months old. She definitely loved animals and her flowers and veg. gardens. Tri-ominoes and puzzles were on the table in the Conservatory and Radio Lancashire Weather on the wireless. Rest in peace, Ruth, you’re in a better place, free of suffering – with all the lasagna you like! xx