15. 06. 1967 - 1. 12. 2022
The funeral service will be held at 12pm on Monday 19th December at South West Middlesex Crematorium
Formal funeral attire not required. Directions are provided below. We are expecting a large attendance and it may not be possible to accommodate everyone in the chapel for the service, however a live webcast of the service will be available, login details are provided below. Following the service, you are invited to join us for a reception at The Cole Court Centre in Twickenham. It would help us enormously with catering if you could click the RSVP link below.
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
Here are details of how to access the webcast of the funeral service live:
WEBCAST LOGIN DETAILS:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Enter your username and password which are as follows:
- Username: jija3966
- Password: 305311
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
Tips and troubleshooting
We recommend you try logging in to the webcast so you can test that you are able to see and hear it – make sure your speakers are turned on and up.
If when viewing a Live Webcast you can no longer see the video, it’s possible that connection to the crematorium has been lost. Please wait, and this should be restored as quickly as possible.
Any further problems please click here or call the Obitus team on 03333 447 440.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Ogden Chapel
South West Middlesex Crematorium
The Crematorium entrance is on the A314 Hounslow Road, go through the main entrance (not the one on the right marked Visitors Entrance / Coaches) and turn left at the small roundabout signposted visitors car park. Continue around the corner and park up on the right hand side.
As you walk up towards the crematorium, in front of you you will see a large glass building that is the waiting room – please wait in there or on the paved area outside.
Cole Court Centre
150 London Road
Cole Court Centre is located in central Twickenham, just a few minutes walk from Twickenham Station off the main London Road.
Parking: There is a car park located in the grounds with space for 120 cars.
Would you like to add a tribute? Just click the button below. Please note tributes do not automatically publish, they are added manually by the White Rose team.
Ruth was a kind, fun, charming & professional colleague for several years! Her close friends speak so highly of her and her attractive personality. Sending so much love & strength to her family x
To the Anderson family and friends: May your happy, loving memories of this wonderful lady bring you comfort at this difficult time. Xx
I only met Ruth a few times but my overwhelming memory of her is her kindness, and her calm, welcoming manner. Such a wonderful woman, who I know will be very sorely missed. Sending much love to Bob and the children.
Ruth was a special person who brought love and happiness to those who she loved.
It is a privilege to have known her and we send love to all the family x
For dearest Ruth. A truly beautiful soul. She was so kind and so caring.
You will be missed so much darling lady. Xxx
Such lovely memories of time spent with Ruth and her family. We had such fun together and I will always remember the laughter we shared. She will always be remembered for making the world a much happier place.
I will always remember Ruth’s sunshine smile. A lovely, caring colleague for many years. Sending love to her family and friends at this difficult time xxx
Both myself and my husband Bill have known Ruth for many, many years as the wife of Bob Heap who we have known since birth and is the brother in law of our daughter Sandra.
Always bright and cheerful, she was welcoming and warm whenever we visited Twickenham. We’ ll never forget her smiling face and her generous personallity. Her death, so young has shocked us to the core.
We will never forget her as long as we live and we send our deepest sympathy to Bob, Dylan and Lucy.
Ruth will be missed by so many people. She was a very warm, friendly person who was very easy to get along with, and had a beautiful smile. Our thoughts are with Bob Dylan and Lucy at this difficult time.
We did not get to see much of Ruth in the last 2 years, but were amazed by her courage dealing with her illness. I will always remember her as a warm, lovely person with infectious joy and enthusiasm.. love to Bob, Dylan and Lucy who supported her so much.
Gary, Sophie and Thea
In situations like these, it is so hard to find the right words…
Ruth was kind, strong, stoic, and generous beyond belief.
I will be forever grateful for her helping my daughter excel academically in a way we never thought achievable. I witnessed how life-changing her work with dyslexic students truly was.
I feel privileged to have known this truly one-of-a-kind, beautiful human being and to be able to call her a friend.
Sending love to her lovely family x
I have such fond memories of working with Ruth – a sparkling, kind, warm, clever, hilarious person who made everyone feel at ease. A real spreader of joy who will be remembered always by everyone who had the good fortune to know her. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
These are the last words I wrote to Ruth – a silly Limerick on Whatsapp that I hoped might cheer her up
She’s a beautiful woman is Ruth,
If you’ve seen her you won’t need any proof,
So here is my ditty,
To say she’s so pretty,
I love her, to tell you the truth
You are beautiful still in my mind – thank you for being a friend xx
You have left us far too soon and we are heartbroken. We are so glad that you chose to become part of our family and that we have shared your life. You were kind and loving to us all and your deep love for Bob, Lucy and Dylan was clear for everyone to see. We will miss you so much and will always remember you.
Janet, Jon, Lizzie, Robert and Alice xx
We will miss you so much Ruth. Always kind and welcoming with genuine hugs. A passionate love for your family was clear. You were such a big part of our family and will always be remembered.
All our love
Susan, Brian and Jamie xxx
Bob and family – I’m so so sorry for your loss. I can hardly comprehend that such a force of life is no longer with us. When I think of Ruth, words that come to mind are joy, twinkle, light, warmth, energy, fun, smiles. She brought sunshine into people’s lives. I’m sure she’s looking down on us, maybe with a cheeky glass of something in her hand, asking us all to keep that force of life alive in whatever ways we can. Cherish the memories. Thinking of you all. Anna. X
So many happy memories of Ruth. A lovely lady, always smiling. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Bob, Dylan and Lucy.
Su and Chris xx
Ruth was a very special friend. She looked after me the day I arrived at St Mary’s and beyond. Her dedication and love towards the children made a big impact on their lives. Her sense of humour, free spirit and kindness will never be forgotten. We will all miss her so much.
Sending heartfelt condolences to Bob, Dylan and Lucy. She was so proud of you all. Ruth Knight xxx
Goodbye gorgeous friend. I will miss you so much. Your bravery and positivity over the past few years has been incredible. I will always be grateful for the special memories and for being a part of your life. We had such fun! Sending enormous love and heartfelt condolences to Bob, Dylan and Lucy xxx
Ruth gave so much to St Mary’s, supporting colleagues, parents and children and her passing is such a loss to the teaching profession and to our school.
I was honoured to be invited to visit Ruth at the hospice and I saw once again what a beautiful, dignified, strong woman she was. Rather than it being a sad time, she orchestrated it to make it a lovely memorable hour, where she asked about family and school- life and left us with yet another happy memory to treasure, brave and selfless to the end. RIP Ruth.
I was fortunate to have worked with Ruth for a number of years.
Ruth was always a ray of sunshine, and her smile would light up the room. She was warm and welcoming, and had a cheeky sparkle in her eyes.
Her passing is such a great loss and she will be so missed by her friends. Sending my condolences to her family. RIP Ruth, shine brightly.
The sunniest, kindest and warmest friend. A special soul who will be missed by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace sweetheart. Sending love and condolences to Bob, Dylan and Lucy at this sad time. Jules, Sean, Jess and Josh xxxx
My son Archie and I were so lucky to know Ruth in 2008-2009 when we lived in Twickenham and she was part of a close circle of mums at the primary school our boys were in the same class, my husband was serving in London and away in Afghanistan and the mums scoped me up and looked after me and were so incredibly kind. Ruth was always there with her smile and giggle and either coffee or a glass of wine seemed ever present! I cannot thank Ruth and the girls enough for the enormous difference they made to my life during a difficult time so I can only imagine how wonderful it would have been to have her as a close friend for longer. God bless you Ruth you have had a huge battle and our love to Rob Dylan and Lucy who must be so proud of you. xx
Ruth was a truly special friend and colleague, one of a kind. She was beautiful inside and out.
I have such fond memories working with her at St Mary’s. She was gentle, kind and caring, full of life and laughter.
You will be missed so much.
Sending much love to Bob, Dylan and Lucy xxx
I will remember Ruth with the greatest fondness. Her warmth, kindness and caring nature always shone through. It was a great privilege to work alongside her. I learned so much from her. My thoughts and condolences are with her family. Xxx
The best thing that has happened in my life is meeting Ruth at primary school. We were immediately best friends and we were inseparable. We have so many wonderful memories together, inter-railing around Europe in our early 20’s, supporting each other through all of life’s ups and downs, sharing a passion for tennis, watching our children grown into amazing young adults.
Ruth was the most kind, smart, beautiful and funny person and I was very lucky to have her as my best friend for 45 years.
My deepest sympathy goes to Bob, Dylan, Lucy and Tara
Ruth was a wonderful, caring colleague.
Our love and thoughts are with all the family xxx
I too remember Ruth’s warm and caring nature. She always went out of her way to remember details, asking after my daughter, how my new school was. I was lucky enough to work with her and to teach lovely Lucy. My thoughts are with you all at this incredibly sad time. Such a loss and will be sorely missed 💕
Karina Di Benedetto
Beautiful Ruth you touched so many with your warmth, kindness and sense of fun.
My life was richer with your friendship and so much poorer now you’ve gone.
Fly high darling Ruth – sending so much love to Bob, Dylan and Lucy xxx
To a wonderful, kind, funny colleague, with a visible spark behind your eyes. It was a privilege to know you. May you rest in peace and your spark live on through your brave children.
Darling Ruth, one in a million, beautiful inside & out. We give thanks for your special friendship & will miss you so much. Always radiant, fun sparkly & caring, who loved life, having fun & most of all loved her family, who meant the world to her. Always positive & courageous. So many cherished memories over the past 17 years. You will never be forgotten & you live on in our hearts. Big love to Bob, Dylan, Lucy & Tara & the extended family love Ali, Steve, Isobel, Alex & Findlay Clay (photo taken thanksgiving 2021)
We had a great team at St Mary’s and Ruth was very much a part of that. She was always so calm, positive, bubbly and kind-natured, then a good laugh when we used to have a drink or 3 on a Friday!
I was devastated to hear of this news and my thoughts go out to her family. I have very fond memories of Ruth and she will be sorely missed.
Ruth was one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her warmth radiated out to everyone and she was never too busy to listen or take the time to show she cared. She was truly one of life’s treasures xx
Reading your tributes it’s easy to see you were loved and cherished by so many. Thank you lovely lady for all your care with my girls and making maths fun!
Fly high lovely Ruth, you are missed and loved. Xx
Thank you for your naughtiness (always)
Thank you for helping Liv to be the teacher she always wanted to be
Thank you for being the best tennis partner ever
Thank you for being completely gorgeous in every way
Much love, hugs and beautiful thoughts
We miss you our darling Ruth, today, tomorrow, always.
We will never forget you, we promise
Niall, Julie, Lara and Olivia ❤️❤️❤️