In Celebration of

Elizabeth "Beth" Ribbink

February 15, 1960 -  June 12, 2020

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Ruddy Shenkman Hospice at the age of 60. Loving daughter of the late Herman and Mildred Ribbink. Treasured wife of Jim Gamo. Cherished "sister" (sister-in-law) of Kathy Lamont (Gamo) and Karen Hamilton (Gamo). Adoring "auntie" to Adam, Devon, Brayden and Callen Lynch. Sister of Dan Ribbink (Fran). Remembered by nephews Phillip and Jordan Ribbink. Beth will also be remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and dear friends. Special "cat" Mom to Savannah. The well being of family and friends was most important to Beth, never expecting anything in return. Her greatest joy was listening to music, supporting Jim's band and the time they spent together on the water and in the loving home they created. The family would like to thank Home Care Nurse Victoria, PSW Chantel, Barb from Hospice, Dr. Wheatley-Price, Dr. Andrew Douglas, Dr. Erika Tanner and the caring, compassionate nursing staff of the Ottawa General Hospital 5 East especially during the 2 lonely weeks of no visitors due to COVID 19. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date followng COVID 19. At Beth's request, as an expression of sympathy, donations to L.A.W.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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Elwood& Gerry Toman (Aunt & uncle)

Entered June 13, 2020 from New Hamburg

So sorry for what she had to go through and you as well Jim.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
It was nice to have a conversation with Beth last winter, and the texting.

Dianne Forbes (Toman) (Cousin)

Entered June 13, 2020

Even though we lived 4 hours away from each other, Beth and I shared a number of summers of fun and laughter during our teens. I enjoyed going to spend time at their farm.

Hilkka Collison (Aunt)

Entered June 13, 2020 from Sudbury, Ont.

To Jim and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.
May you find comfort in loving memories. With deepest sympathy. Love, Aunt Hilkka

Albert and Janie Ribbink (Uncle and aunt.)

Entered June 13, 2020 from 5180 Highway 6, Caledonia, Ont. N3W 2A1

Our sincere condolences Jim. So glad Beth could be at home with you as long as she was.

John and Helen Leeflang (cousins)

Entered June 14, 2020 from Perth Ontario

We are so very sorry for your loss Jim. You have shown so much strength and depth of character as you were able to care for Beth at home for as long as you did. We recall a wonderful holiday with Beth, Herman and Mildred in 1987 to the Netherlands with a side trip to Austria - lots of adventures.


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