In Loving Memory of
Kent David Ruff
July 17, 1967 - December 24, 2013



Kent David Ruff, 46, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Fairfield Medical Center.
He was born on July 17, 1967. Kent was a well known local musician and chef. And so his nickname became "Chef."


These are decals that Kent's friends handed out in his honor.







We Do Not Need a Special Day

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

Our thoughts are always with you
Your place no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still

There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here

If tears could build a staircase
And heartaches make a lane
We'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again

We hold you close, within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

Our family chain is broken now
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
~ Written by Connie Dyer









How can I tell you what is in my heart?
How can I measure each and every part?
How can I tell you how much I love you?
How can I measure just how much I do?

How much do I love you?
I tell you no lies
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are covered with dew?

How far would I travel to be where you are?
How far is the journey from here to a star?

And if I ever lost you how much would I cry?
How deep is the Ocean?
How high is the sky
~ Author Unknown






Ascension

And if I go while you're still here,
Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure.
Behind a thin veil, you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I wait for the time, when we can soar together again
both aware of each other.
Until then live your life to the fullest,
And when you need me...
Just whisper my name in your heart,
and I will be there.
~ Author unknown






I Would Have Loved You Anyway
Performed by Trisha Yearwood

If I'd've known the way that this would end
If I'd've read the last page first
If I had the strength to walk away
If I'd've known how this would hurt
I would've loved you anyway
I'd do it all the same
Not a second I would change
Not a touch that I would trade
Had I known my heart would break
I'd've love you anyway

It's bittersweet to look back now
As memories withered on a vine
Just to hold you close to me
For a moment in time
I would've loved you anyway
I'd do it all the same
Not a second I would change
Not a touch that I would trade
Had I known my heart would break
I'd've love you anyway

Even if I had seen it comin'
You'd still have seen me runnin'
Straight into your arms
I would've loved you anyway
I'd do it all the same
Not a second I would change
Not a touch that I would trade
Had I known my heart would break
I would've loved you anyway
I would've loved you anyway






Kent is survived by his children, Austin, Sarah, Harley and Hayden; fiancé, Holly Raver; mother, Eleanor Ruff;
brother, Keith (Tracey) Ruff; sisters, Carol Jump and Kristen (Chuck) Grimm;
five nieces and nephews; special family friend, Carl Shearer. Kent was preceded in death by his father, Earl Ruff.



If I could have a lifetime wish...
A dream that would come true;
I'd pray to God, with all my heart,
for yesterday and you.

A thousand words can't bring you back.
I know because I've tried.
And, neither will a million tears.
I know because I've cried.

You left behind some broken hearts...
and happy memories, too.
I never wanted memories...
I only wanted you.
~ Author unknown







These two photos above are of Kent and his best friend Bill O'Reed.




These two photos above are Kent with his friend, Patience, Angel Kimmy's mom.
You can visit Kimmy's web page by clicking on her image below ~





You never said I'm leaving
You never said good bye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For a part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
~ Author Unknown







Until We Meet Again

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
Your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
And often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.







WE'LL MEET AGAIN

They say you will not come again,
But I shall always hear
Your voice in silence and in song,
And feel you ever near.

They say you have passed beyond,
Unto the joy supreme.
But I can always call you back
Into the land of dream.

For death is but a gateway
To the great reality,
A new beginning, not an end
Of human destiny.

For love is all, and life goes on
In spite of grief and pain,
And deep within my heart I know
That we shall meet again.
~ Author Unknown








Light A Candle
And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night
The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.

The seasons come and go, and I'm weary from the change.
I keep on moving on, you know it's not the same.
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night
The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.

You filled my life with wonder, touched me with surprise,
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes.
And through the good times and the bad,
We carried on with pride.
I hold onto the love and life we knew.

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night
The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.







I wrote your name on the sand, but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name on the sky, but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it'll stay.



   



A friend can hear a tear drop.




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In Loving Memory of Kent David Ruff

on June 6, 2016
Last updated: June 19, 2016
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