Ruth Durie

March 31, 1942 - April 16, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Ruth Durie

Ruth "Vicky" Durie entered into rest April 16, 2022. Born March 31, 1942 in Virginia Beach, VA, she was the daughter of Houston and Ruth (Simmons) Gimbert.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Gary. Beloved mother of Victoria (Matthew) Lagana, Peter Durie, Jessica (Bruce) McCarthy; cherished grandmother of Tyler Shaw, Tanner Shaw, and Trent McCarthy; dear sister of the late John Gimbert; sister-in-law of Robert (late Priscilla) Cocco and Kolleen Gimbert; aunt of Benjamin Gimbert and the late Kenny Gimbert.

Friends may call from 3-6 PM on Friday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street. Private services will be held at a later.


  1. Patti DuPont Bryant on April 21, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    You were a second mother to me during my formative years. You were a beautiful, kind, funny, warm and loving person. I am so lucky to have had you in my life. Rest in peace.

  2. Robert Cocco on April 22, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Robert Cocco on April 22, 2022

    First time I visited Vicky’s home in Virginia Beach was for her wedding in the 60’s. The house was located on “Bayberry Lane”. At the time I did not know that they made soap out of bay berries. The berries are very small, about the size of green peas. You have to boil a lot of bay berries to get a bar of soap. I do not think I ever asked Vicky if she ever made any soap, but she probably knew how. I will miss her giving me a hand for this sort of stuff.

  3. Robin Kane on May 2, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    You will be sadly missed. I loved and cherished our visits. You were kind, loving and always had a positive upbeat attitude. Knowing you was a true blessing. I love you. Rest In Peace.

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