(formerly Goulden): On November 3, passed away peacefully aged 101 years. Loved wife of the late Kenneth Cridge and the late Douglas Goulden. Cherished Mum and mother-in-law of David and Fran, Ann, the late Peter and Tania. Stepmother and step-mother-in-law to Lynette and Mac West, Carolyn and Kevin Kiernan, Stuart and Julie Cridge. Grandmother of Carolyn, Philip, Vicki, Kathryn, Joanna, Bethany, Rachael, Jackson and Amberley. Great-Grandmother to Will, Sam, Caitlin, Georgia, Erin, Matthew, Zac, Connor, Hannah, Maxton, Lachlan, Fletcher, Isaac and Luke. Special Auntie to her many nieces and nephews. Extra special thanks to all at Woodcote Retirement Village for their care and friendship given to Ruth over the past two years and Anthony Wilding for the past month. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ruth Cridge, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held at St David’s Co-operating Church, Leeston on Wednesday, November 9, at 12pm. Following the service, Ruth will be laid to rest in Ellesmere Cemetery.