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Ruth Doxsee (née Rantala)

Posted By Obits On December 27, 2019 @ 10:47 am In Obituaries | 24 Comments

Peacefully, with family by her side, Ruth passed away on December 19th at the Teck Pioneer Residence in her 87th year.

Ruth was born and raised in Kirkland Lake.  She attended Queen Elizabeth school and KLCVI.  After graduation, she worked at Lindfors Dairy until she married Wayne whom she met on a blind date.  Her family was her strength and greatest joy.  She taught her children and grandchildren how to appreciate living at the original Rantala homestead on Round Lake and to enjoy the outdoors. The whole family went skiing together for years at Raven Mountain.

She will be deeply missed by her children Lynda (Blaine) Clowater of Kirkland Lake, sons James (Kirkland Lake) and Daniel (Vancouver), grandchildren Drew (Kayleigh) and Alyssa Doxsee, Jordan Clowater, great-granddaughter Haidyn Doxsee, daughter-in-law Christine all of Kirkland Lake.  She is survived by her sister Esther Holmes, of Barrie and brother Erick.

Ruth is predeceased by her parents Karle and Alina Rantala, brother Roy, her son John (2015) and husband Wayne (2019).

The family would like to extend our deep appreciation to the staff at both Extendicare and Teck Pioneer Residence for their kindness and excellent care.  Although she was only a resident for a short lengths of time she was grateful for all your help.  She never complained.

Mom was always, always positive and found the bright side in every situation.  And we are positive that Mom and Dad are dancing together again forever.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A family memorial will take place in the spring when Ruth and Wayne will be laid to rest together.

St. Peter’s Anglican Church
7 Kirkland St E
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 1N9
(Please mail all cheques to the address provided) or to the charity of your choice.


Condolences for the family of “Ruth Doxsee (née Rantala)”

Condolence from Carlo and Sandy Dal Pai on December 27th, 2019 12:20 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. We became neighbours when Lynda and I were four. We grew up together and had a wonderful street full of neighbours and friends. I remember our Moms being outside chatting and having coffee while we all played. Ruth had a great ability to laugh things off and say “Oh well”! These last few years have been challenging and I am glad she is back dancing with Wayne. May the music never stop. Xoxo

Condolence from francine charbonneau on December 27th, 2019 4:26 pm

my sympathy to all the doxsee family

Condolence from JoAnn and Joe Jones on December 27th, 2019 5:07 pm

We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the Doxsee family. Joe and JoAnn Jones.

Condolence from Paul and Patricia Arney on December 27th, 2019 5:40 pm

Difficult time for your family and we send condolences. Wayne and Ruth were very special people whose friendship we valued during our time in KL. Of course, many of the best memories are of your family at Raven Mt. Take comfort in the good memories and strength from family and friends for whom your parents were very genuinely good people.

Condolence from Muriel Lang on December 27th, 2019 7:25 pm

My sincere condolences to the Doxsee family. I met Mr and Mrs Doxsee at St Peter’s. They were a very special couple and are together again.
Rest in Peace Mrs Doxsee

Condolence from Judy Turner on December 27th, 2019 8:13 pm

Our condolences to all the Doxsee family. Such a sad time for you all. Judy and Terry Turner.

Condolence from Brenda Scott on December 27th, 2019 8:15 pm

Lynda, Jim and Daniel, you know how much I loved your mom and how proud I was to be her “dark haired daughter”. Our deepest condolences from our family. Brenda, John, Jeff , Virgie and Dave.

Condolence from Christine Hamden Davis on December 27th, 2019 8:58 pm

So sorry for your loss Linda. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Jenifer Simpson on December 27th, 2019 9:28 pm

Lynda: I am so sorry for your precious loss. She was a very sweet lady a pleasure to be around. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Condolence from Faye Ranger on December 27th, 2019 9:44 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Beverley Nickoloff on December 27th, 2019 9:50 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your mom Lynda Your mom was a kind, hardworking Finlander! She always told me something interesting about my mom when I saw her I appreciated her stories and for keeping the memories of my mother alive Thinking of you

Condolence from Vivi Mervyn on December 28th, 2019 8:59 am

We are so sorry for your loss. A lovely lady, much loved and will be missed.

Condolence from Cynthia Summers on December 28th, 2019 9:56 am

So sorry to hear this news. Sandra Dal Pai is exactly right, I can hear her saying “Oh well!” As I read her comment. Another Summit neighbour that I will remember fondly. Sending warm hugs to all of her family.
– Cindy Summers (Ellies)

Condolence from Cathy Poupore and Billy Nichol on December 28th, 2019 12:04 pm

So sorry to hear ! My deepest condolences to the whole family!

Condolence from Marjorie Harvey on December 28th, 2019 7:04 pm

So many childhood memories-trading houses for lunch and having the house specialty peanut butter and brown sugar open-faced sandwiches, going to your cottage, watching Missy’s pups being born (and Daniel and I being late for school because of it), raiding gardens, skiing of course and both our families just relaxing on our back deck-these are but a handful of our awesome memories of two families growing up together and being bonded for life. Lynda, Jim and Daniel we will miss your Mom too, she was family and we were the luckiest bunch of kids! She will be in our hearts forever with all the great memories we shared.

With love,
Paul, Marjorie Chris and Abbey xo

Condolence from Laura Teague on December 31st, 2019 12:37 pm

Linda, Jim and Daniel,
I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your beautiful mother.
I will remember both of your parents as kind and gentle people.

I hope to get up for the memorial when the date is booked.
Sincerely Laura Teague-Breukelman

Condolence from Louine McCallum on December 29th, 2019 10:14 am

We are sorry to hear about your Mom.
Sending your family our deepest condolences,
Helen and Louine McCallum

Condolence from Linda Cunningham on December 29th, 2019 11:06 am

Mrs. Doxsee (always Mrs. Doxsee to me) was a sweet lady. My thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Michele on December 29th, 2019 11:08 am

Thinking of u and your family Lynda


Condolence from Connie Cole on December 29th, 2019 8:19 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this news Lynda, sending you my condolences and hugs xo


Condolence from Carlo Robazza on December 31st, 2019 11:06 pm

Dan, Lynda, Jim and families,

I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.


Condolence from Robert Turcotte on January 2nd, 2020 11:24 am

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Grandmother Alyssa . I am sure she was very proud of you as well as all her grandchildren . You took great care of me when I was in the hospital & could see the compassion you had for your profession . My thoughts will be with you & all your family at this time .

Robert Turcotte

Condolence from Patricia McLean on January 16th, 2020 10:28 am

I am sorry for your loss, I love that your mom and dad are dancing in heaven.. I hope my dad is playing the guitar or banjo. John is clapping on the sidelines.
So to you, Jim and Lynda, to the grand children and to the whole family, take care.

Love, Pat McLean

Condolence from Tom & Ruth (Luoma) Richardson on February 2nd, 2020 10:24 am

Ruth and I got to know Ruth Doxee when we attended the Finnish Luthern ,and the Angligan Churches in Kirkland Lake while we were living there.She was a very kind person and we were privaledged to have known her.Our condolences go out to Ruth,s family.

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