Ruth MacLeod, Glace Bay

Ruth MacLeod, Glace Bay

1936 - 2018

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Obituary of Ruth MacLeod, Glace Bay


Ruth MacLeod

Glace Bay

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Ruth MacLeod of Tower Rd, announce her passing at Glace Bay Hospital on   June14, 2018, following a brief illness.

Born in Glace Bay May 2 ,1936, to the late John Archibald and Ruth (Freeman) MacDonald.

 She is survived by daughters, Debbie (Elmer) Boutilier, Heather (Eddie) MacDonald; sons, Kirk (Victor), Emerson, David (Mary), grandchildren, Aaron (Nicole), Adam (Courtney), Jeff, Jaclyn (Daniel), Chad (Michelle), Kendra, Kelsey, Hilary (Tyler), great grandchildren, Grace, Lyla, Lochlin, and Nicole's children Chantel and Mark.

She was predeceased by loving husband, Arthur Keith, sons, Keith and Todd, brothers, Philip (Agnes), Freeman, Graham (Irene), William (Katie), Louis, Emerson (Ann), and sister Margaret (Steve, Ron).

Ruth graduated from NS Teachers College (1954) and taught at Robert Orr Memorial School and Tompkins Memorial School. She was a teacher not only to the children in her classroom, but shared her knowledge and wisdom with anyone lucky enough to know her. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren each had a cherished spot in her heart. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and valued every precious moment. She was passionate about genealogy, gardening, and staying informed about current world events.

She enjoyed the simple things in life such as a warm cup of tea, conversation, and watching Coronation Street. After "running the roads," her furry companions Daisy and Sadie were thrilled for her return. She will forever be remembered as "Nana Glasses."

 Cremation has taken place.Visitation will be held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Monday, June 18 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A service will take place at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 257 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Tuesday, June 19 at 2pm.  Interment will take place in Greenwood cemetery following the service, family and friends are welcome to gather at the Tower Road Fire Hall.

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