Dorothy Caroline Mary Ryder


Dorothy Ryder passed away on Thursday September 9, 2021 at Woodstock Hospital, in her 85th year.  She was predeceased by her husband John Ryder in 2010.  Beloved Mom of Andy, Charlene (Mike) O’Donnell, Patty Ryder, Darlene (Garry) Clarke, Evelyn (Brian) Hawkins, Brenda (Steve) D’Entremont, Mark (Shelly) Ryder, and Donnie (Patty) Ryder.  She will be missed by her 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and by her dog Rusty and ferret Zoe.

Cremation has taken place.  A family graveside service will be held on Friday September 24, 2021 at the Christ Church Cemetery in Huntingford, Ontario.

Memorial donations in Dorothy's honour to the Wellington Animal Rescue Fund are appreciated and may be made directly, or (by cheque) through Wareing Cremation Services. 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8 (519-290-5575) who have been entrusted with final arrangements.

Dorothy's family would like to extend a “Thank You” to Woodstock Police, Fire Department, and Ambulance, and the Nurses and Doctors in the E.R. at Woodstock Hospital. Your compassion and care will not be forgotten by our family.

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  • Our family extends our deepest sympathy to the Ryder family.
    Dorothy and John were not only our neighbors, they were like family to us. They were people we could trust with our kids when ever needed someone. Some of our fondest memory’s are the special packages Dorothy put together with coloring books and cloths, for our kids at Halloween, and the stool John had made special for our kids (which we still have in our house today). As soon as Dorothy heard about our kid birth she was right over with gifts and to hold the new baby.
    We will always remember the many friendly visits, she love to tell us about the dogs and the iguana. She always had an abundance of proud stories of her many grandchildren. Both Dorothy and John will be remembered.
    The Newman

    Dan and Melody Newman
  • Sending sincere condolences as you mourn the recent loss of your dear Mom, grandmother and great- grandmother. Take care during this time of bereavement. Psalm 23.

    Janet vanderSpek
  • Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing.
    Always nice to see her at church activities.
    Cherish your memories.
    Ross and Donna Pullen

    Ross and Donna Pullen
  • To Donny, Evelyn and your families,
    We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time, and hope you can cherish the fond memories you hold.
    Lanna and Scott Sim, Olivia and Chase Ireton

    Lanna Sim
  • Our sincere condolences to the Ryder family on the passing of your mom. She was such a kind and caring soul. We will always have fond memories of her
    Mel and Brenda Sim

    Brenda C. Sim
  • The Ryder Family,
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Hope your memories and past experiences comfort you at this sad time.
    Don & Donna Wilson

    Don & Donna Wilson
  • Charlene and family, my deepest and sincere condolences on the loss of your precious mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Eternal Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Monique Dufresne
  • My condolences to the entire family on your loss. May God hold you all close and give you strength in these difficult days.

    Dolores Rellinger (Dolly)
  • My sincere condolences and prayers to the family

    Barbara Mitchell
  • So very sorry for your loss She was a very special lady

    Tom & Lori Bruce

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