Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, with her loving family by her side on Friday February 7, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Esther Ryan (nee Kraft) formerly of Pembroke loved and cherished mother of Gladys Maahs (Rodney), Oshawa, Marilyn Waito (Junior), Linda Gauthier (Tom), both of Pembroke, Brenda Rouble (Paul), Ashton and Donna Thibeault (Dan), Ottawa. Loving grandmother to Jennifer (Duane), Jason (Lissa), Kim (late Jason), Sean (April), Justin (Amy), Kristin (Max), Rebecca, Joshua, Jasmine (Matt), Tanner and Tara and great grandchildren Morgan, Shaela, Keiley, Jordyn, McKennah, Anderson, Reagan, Riley, Isla, Brook-Lynn, Azzy, Marlowe, Colton and Owen. Predeceased by her sisters Edith Popke , Nelda Paulusse, Nettie MacDonald, and brothers Albert, Arnold and August Kraft and Elvin and Delbert Popke. Esther will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share their memories of Esther with her family during visitation at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke on Friday February 14th, 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Service to celebrate Esther's life will take place in the Chapel on Saturday February 15th at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment ,Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pembroke. In memory of Esther, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes, donations www.murphyfuneralhome.ca
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