Ruby Esther (Steele) Anderson

January 19, 1922 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 98)


(Ruby) Esther Rebecca (Steele) Anderson (98), peacefully took her well-deserved place in her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. She had been a contented and cared for resident of Afton Park place for the past eleven months. Beloved wife of the late Crossley (Andy) Fairbanks Anderson (1991). Survived by: chosen daughters Anne Brown (Sarnia); Elaine Keeping (Brantford); daughter-in-law Linda Paton (Michigan); grandchildren - Carrie Kelly (Dennis); Christopher Paton; Nicholas Paton (Sara); Roderick Brown and Justin Brown. Also, by great- grandchildren; Kate, Kayla, Dennis, Taylor, Julia, Clara and Nicole, as well as several dear nieces and nephews, including Carmen Acton, who visited her often -   sharing much welcomed and enjoyed family updates and memories.  Predeceased by her son, Paul Fairbanks Anderson; her treasured first grandchild, Dean Paul Anderson; parents William and Elizabeth Steele; sisters Bea Trembley, Sally Smith; brothers Rawden, John, Bill, Jim; and special friend Gordon Faubert. Ruby worked for many years   in the E.K.G. Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she was admired and respected by fellow staff members, doctors and patients for her warmth, kindness and humour. Ruby was a true Christian, having been an active member of St. Paul’s United Church and prior to that, Devine Street United Church. She loved playing Bridge at the Strangway Centre with her many friends and acquaintances – enjoying the competition, but more so, the camaraderie. Ruby sincerely loved people – she never judged – everyone was embraced with a cup of tea, a loving smile and her undivided attention. She was quietly doing God’s work.  At Ruby’s request and in combination with the current gathering restrictions, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the Huron House Boy’s Home or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.   Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at


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