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June 2, 2021

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Ruth Ann Free



After a long battle with illness, Ruth died peacefully yesterday (1/6/21) with her family quietly supporting her.

She came to Pittwater from New Zealand with partner Graeme Richmond, and bought a little pie shop in Dee Why, building it up over four years. During that time (1982) daughter Rana was born.

Together, Graeme and Ruth rented in all the local bays and then decided to build on Scotland Island. Preceding this they had another baby, Nicole, who unfortunately died upon birth. The community rallied, and Ruth forged ahead with the start of a career in herbalism and homeopathy, but her third baby also died at birth.

She concentrated on her studies, and passed all exams, opening up a naturopathic practice in Wahroonga.

Then along came Jake, a boisterous and happy baby.

Ruth and Graeme were married in 1990 in Catherine Park, a huge kiwi affair with beer and hangis to celebrate.

Ruth returned to NZ and stayed for a few years before coming back to Pittwater in the late ‘90s. She came and went a couple of times before finally returning to Sydney in 2017.

Ruth is survived by daughter Rana, son Jake, their respective partners Hayden and Eden, and grandchildren Lachlan, Isla, Paytn, Macy and Luna.

We will miss you Ruthie, Fly high and go in peace.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, 8 June at 10 am, at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, 1 Hakea Ave, Davidson NSW 2085.

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