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Al­bany will say farewell to Ruby Robert­son, 7, at a ser­vice on Mon­day, af­ter she died last week fol­low­ing a bat­tle with sev­eral de­bil­i­tat­ing con­di­tions.

Ruby Robert­son, a coura­geous seven-year-old who touched many hearts in the com­mu­nity, died last week.

Ruby had a neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion, liv­ing with epilep­tic en­cephalopa­thy, a treat­ment-re­sis­tant and life-lim­it­ing form of se­vere epilepsy.

Ruby was also born with her small in­tes­tine not con­nected, re­quir­ing mul­ti­ple surg­eries to re­pair.

Ruby’s par­ents Ta­mara Drew and James Robert­son an­nounced her death on the Team Ruby pub­lic Face­book page last week.

“Ruby gained her an­gel wings this af­ter­noon, sur­rounded and sup­ported at hos­pice,” they wrote.

“She is beau­ti­ful and at peace, she may rest and no longer have to suf­fer.

“James and I want to send our love out to you all.” Ruby’s school Al­bany Pri­mary School said she was a much loved stu­dent who al­ways shared her pas­sion for The Wig­gles.

“Her de­ter­mi­na­tion to con­tinue to at­tend school, en­ter­tain all with singing the school song and her in­fec­tious per­son­al­ity will con­tinue to touch the hearts of the en­tire staff, stu­dents and school com­mu­nity for many moons to come,” prin­ci­pal Jayde Hew­son wrote.

A ser­vice for Ruby is be­ing planned for Mon­day, Novem­ber 5 at Amity Rose fu­neral di­rec­tors at 10.30am, to then progress to Eyre Park for a play and a party.

She is beau­ti­ful and at peace. Ta­mara Drew

Ruby Robert­son, 7.

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