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Ernst – Ruth Louise, age 77, of Liverpool passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Ryan Hall in Bridgewater.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late C. Eric and Florence (Meisner) Manthorne.
Ruth attended Acadia University graduating with a Licentiate in Music and Bachelor of Music (Voice) in 1966. She was a member of the Acadia Chapel Choir, Winner of the Leslie Bell Memorial Choral Award and the City of Lincoln Trophy for supremacy in music festival competition on a national scale. As a member of the choir Ruth performed in the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67.
Ruth began her teaching career at Gloosecap Elementary School in Canning then spent the following 12 years teaching at Liverpool Regional High. While there, she directed choirs each year, two musicals and developed a music program for the high school. In the early 1970’s she founded a singing group known as the Triple Trio. The group performed at various sites in Nova Scotia and in 1973 were selected to perform at the Canadian Music Educators Conference in Ottawa. The Liverpool Kinsmen Club sponsored LP of the Triple Trio’s music which can still be found in many homes throughout the county. Ruth retired to raise her children and later returned to teach part-time and substitute in a number of schools throughout Queens and Lunenburg Counties.
Ruth directed the Liverpool Baptist Choir for 16 years and mass choirs for several Kiwanis Christmas Concerts. She had private music students and coached numerous students for music festivals, music exams and university qualification. She was also a much sought after soloist at weddings and funerals in the community.
Ruth took up running in her later years and she and her friend Clare were well known for their early morning jogs around the community. Ruth ran a number of 5 km and 10 km road races and often won her age division. She was a strong supporter of the Terry Fox Foundation and was recognized for participating in all of their first 40 Terry Fox runs.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Charles “Chuck”; daughter, Kristen (Michael) Peace of Guelph, Ontario, son, Andrew (Davonna Juroe) of Seattle, Washington; sisters, Barbara DeLong, Carol (Colin) Horsley, both of Liverpool; six nieces and a nephew.
She was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Robert DeLong and niece, Michele Ernst.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM, from the Liverpool United Baptist Church. Reverend Noah Lohnes and Reverend Dr. Harry Gardner officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Terry Fox Foundation. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Charlotte and Bobby Kelley
Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and families. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
Sharon & Philip Thorbourne
Our condolences to the Family, cherish your memories
Sharon & Philip
I am so sorry to see the passing of a lovely lady.
Jim and Liz Fraelic
Chuck, and family, our sincerest condolences. Ruth was such a lovely lady, a musical gift to our community, and she had the most wonderful smile!
Vivian Croft (Whynot)
So sorry for your loss.
Coach Ernst and Family,
I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Ruth was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies.
– Amanda Fisher
Allan and Beth LaRocque
Chuck and Family.
We are very sorry to hear of Ruth passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.
Dot and Doug Winters
Dear Charlie, Andrew, Kristen and families,
Thinking of all of you during this sad time . Our deepest condolences.
Dot and Doug
Chuck, Carol, Barbara and family, so sorry to hear this. Ruth was a wonderful woman and taught a lot of us how to enjoy music. She has left us all with great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To all of Ruth’s family,
Seeing that Ruth has passed, I am flooded with memories of this kind, talented, accomplished woman. As a young girl, I reflect on she and her family at church where her lovely voice so often graced our services. Ruth was my high school music teacher, and often helped me prepare for solos in the annual Music Festival. She went on to teach at least two of our sons as well. When I think of the countless children who were encouraged musically by this dedicated lady, and her wonderful contributions to the music programs in Queens County, I realize how very fortunate we all were to be blessed by Ruth’s devotion to her
But, Ruth was most dedicated to you, her family. Please accept my deepest sympathy as you say goodbye.May wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Dear Chuck & Family
I’m very shocked to hear of Ruth’s passing. I had no idea she was even sick. Ruth was a truly wonderful person. Please accept my sincere condolences. May all the wonderful memories of her help to heal the pain. May God bless all of you.
Ruth was one of the best vocal teachers. She was always so kind and patient with me as a student. Her vocal talent will be greatly missed.
Chuck, Andrew,Kristen, & Ruth’s family. My heart is so sad to see this. Ruth was one of my favorite teachers in high school & one of my fave people to talk too. I’ve missed seeing Ruth over the past few years & having a chat. My hope is she ‘s smiling down from Heaven & she is finally at peace & pain free. Until we meet again Ruth. Judi M
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Chuck and family:So very sorry to read of Ruth’s passing.Our sincere condolences to all your family.
To Chuck and the Ernst family. I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a huge part of my high school years, as she was for many. Ruth was so generous with her time, and patient with those of us who needed a little extra special guidance. May she rest in peace.
Charlene and Bruce White
To all of Ruth’s family, we extend our deepest sympathy. I was a music student of “Mrs.Ernst” and I have many fond memories of her classes. May she Rest In Peace.
Gordon & Andrea Veinot
So very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.Please accept our sincere condolences.May your wonderful memories help comfort you at this sad time.
Chuck and family
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I spent a lot of time with her doing piano and voice lessons and singing with the Harmony Singers. She was the best and I have wonderful memories of our time together. May all your memories help you in the coming days, months and years!
An amazing lady who touched so many lives…
Sincere condolences to the whole family.
Dearest Chuck and family
Allan and I are so sorry and send all our love. There was no one like Ruth. Her light lit up our lives. I’m forever grateful for her mentorship and friendship from The Triple Trio at LRHS to now. Bless you all through this tender time. Our hearts are with you. Xo Rosalee Peppard Lockyer
To Charles and family, I am so sad to learn of Ruth’s passing. She positively influenced the lives of so many people in our community and beyond. I do hope your memories will help you all going forward.
Barb and Lorne Redmond
We are so very sad to have heard of Ruth’s passing. Ruth was always a favourite of ours with her genuine sweetness and kind heart. We send our love to Chuck, Andrew and Kristen and to all the extended family.
Charles Kristen and Andrew,
Thinking of you at this sad time. Ruth has left you with great memories. Çherish them all. Sorry I never met Ruth but can tell she was a wonderful talented woman.
My deepest sympathy.
Dennis & Linda MacKinnon
Chuck, Kristen and Andrew, We are thinking of all of you at this sad time. We are also saddened to lose our friend. Ruth thrilled us all with her lovely voice and she willingly gave of that talent to teach so many young people over the years. She also used that talent to teach and lead our choir at Liverpool Baptist and we all looked forward to their lovely music week after week under her guidance. Most of all we will miss her kind and gentle spirit, her big smile and her laugh. Sending your our thoughts and prayers. So sorry we can’t be with you this week but will see you when we get back. Dennis & Linda
My condolences.Sending u comfort and prayers during this difficult time.RIP Mrs Ernst
Chuck and Family,
On behalf of the Retired Teachers Organization, Queens Branch, I wish to extend our condolences to you and your family in this time of loss of a wonderful person and talented educator. Ruth was a dedicated teacher whose work touched the lives of so many students in our community in positive and lasting ways. Her beautiful music will not be silenced.
Retired Teachers Organization- Queens Branch
Chuck and family…..I was saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She touched hundreds of lives over the years and was such an asset to our community. When my daughter was born 38 years ago Ruth kindly passed down many of Kristen’s sweet clothes. She too was my high school music teacher and taught me many music festival solos, and was happy to be part of her high school glee club. Lots of fond memories. May the love of family and friends help carry you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Mrs. Ernst.
Chuck and family, Ruth’s smile will be a fond memory to me as will her love of music. I remember her introducing our class at LRHS to Vivaldi’s Seasons. Sincere condolences on your loss.
Please accept my sincere condolences. Our community was so fortunate to have had the gift of music she left as her legacy, for and to young and old alike, over many years in many venues.
Ruth’s contribution to music and education in Queen’s County, the Liverpool Baptist Church and beyond will be remembered by all who benefited from her special talent. Sincere condolences to Chuck and family.
Chuck and Ruth’s Family:
Sorry to read of Ruth’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Remembering the road trips with basketball brings a smile to my face. She had such
a wit about her. Rest in peace Ruth.
Mike and Tanya Milosevich
Chuck and family
We are sorry for your loss. May the good Lord bless and comfort you through this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Saddened to read this, she was a special lady, my music teacher, and my Mom looked after the children. Condolences go out to the entire family, she will be dearly missed.
Chuck, Andrew and Kriaten and family.
My thoughts are with you.
Bruce & Melanie Inglis
Chuck and family, please know we are thinking of you at this time of both sadness and celebration. Ruth’s contribution to music in her community will particularly be remembered by the remarkable number of people she inspired. She will be missed and remembered fondly.
Homer Noble and Ron Hopper
I regret so much that circumstances prevent my coming to Liverpool to join the Liverpool Regional staff as they grieve the loss of this amazing colleague and friend. Ruth was a lovely person who lightened every day with good cheer and grace. She coached me to a successful exam for grade ten Voice from Acadia. Triple Trio concerts were marvelous and I will listen to their LP and remember Ruth with gratitude.
Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and Families
Extended condolences and sympathies during this tough time. Treasure the memories.
Chuck, Andrew, Kristin and Family,
Very sorry for your loss—Ruth was an amazing teacher and leader in our arts community. We’ll always remember the amazing concerts she lead. Thinking of you all,
Shannon and Corey Hartlen
Ray & Evey Wolfe
Sorry to hear about Ruth. Had her for a teacher in the mid 70s. Please accept our condolences
Elizabeth Ann Wigglesworth
To Chuck, Kristen, Andrew and all of your families, Barbara and Carol also,
My heart is with all of you during this continuation of such a difficult period…for all of you. Such a difficult long goodbye to such a wonderful accomplished person. Most of all as a mother, wife and sister.
I have the most wonderful memories of our blended families during holidays and so many other visits to School St. and Port Medway. Our fathers were brothers and it was such a wonderful special time growing up together as children. Ruth was so vibrant and a very special cousin over the years. What an accomplished life and what a beautiful written tribute to her. I love the beautiful picture as it is truly the Ruth I knew.
Love and strength to you all in the days ahead. It will be challenging to say the least but your love for her and hers for you will help you through the difficult times.
Thinking of you all so much . You had a very special person in your life.
Bette Ann(Manthorne) Wigglesworth
Chuck and Family,
Ruth filled our schools and communities with
her music and heartfelt smiles for many, many years.
She will be missed and warmly thought of for years to come.
Cathy R. Wentzell
David & Jocelyn Broughm
Sending heartfelt condolences to you all.
We remember well what a beautiful & talented Lady she was who enjoyed teaching us her love of Music.
Jocelyn (Theriau) Broughm
Chuck and family:
I’m saddened to hear about Ruth’s passing. She was a lovely person and I’m happy to have met her!
Charlie and family, my sincere sympathy on the loss of Ruth. A lovely lady who has left a legacy of music in our community. May your memories help you during this sad time.
Chuck and family, please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Ruth.
To Chuck and family our sincere condolences. Ray and Sandy McMahon
Chuck and family….offering my sincere condolences on your loss of Ruth. Ruth and I went through school together from primary onward. She had awesome birthday parties and was such fun to be around. We began competing in the Music Festival at a young age but it didn’t take long for her to leave the rest of us behind. She was so talented and so gracious with sharing it with our community. She will be missed.
Janice and Darrin
We are sending our sincere condolences to you and all the family. Ruth was very sweet and touched so many lives. She will be missed by many. Cherish your memories to help get you through the tough days ahead.
Greg & Lin Conrad
Chuck,Andrew,Kristen and family, thinking of you, at this time of loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Dear Chuck and Family
Pease accept my condolence at this sad time. I know the feeling of losing a love one.
Liverpool Curling Club
To Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and family,
On behalf of the Liverpool Curling Club, we send our sincere sympathy. Ruth was a bright light. Her smile, laugh, along with her beautiful voice, were just a few of her wonderful trademarks. This has been a long, and sad journey for you all. May it be of comfort to know that Ruth’s struggles are over, she is now at peace.
Dear Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and family,
Seeing Ruth’s beautiful face, and reading her obituary, has taken me back to my high school years, and her music classes. Ruth’s enthusiasm for music, and singing, were infectious. We loved her classes, she made them such fun! Whether we were mastering our harmonies, or practicing our lines for the school play, she was always supportive, encouraging and patient. How fortunate were we to have such an amazing teacher.
To Chuck and Ruth’s family, we send out heartfelt condolences. Thank you for sharing her with us.
My sincere condolence to you Chuck and family on Ruth’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known her for many years.
Reid and Patti Emenau
Chuck, Kristen, Andrew and Ruth’s family members,
We will remember Ruth as our kind neighbour for nearly 40 years. Always enjoyed our chats while working in our flower gardens. She was more particular with her roses than l was of mine!! She gave much happiness to many people through her talents and gifts of music. Her beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bernadette Mervin Hartlen
Chuck and family sorry for your loss. Ruth was a wonderful teacher wife mother and sister. May all your memories be joy to your heart,
To Chuck and Family’s sending my sincere condolences on your loss. Remember all the happy memories spent together .With help of family and friends to make things a little easier.
So sorry for your loss
Marjorie Speed Powell
To Chuck and Family, You are in my thoughts as all who knew Ruth mourn her passing. What a wonderful fulfilling life she lived, making the most of her musical talents and leaving such a legacy through her teaching! She was a vibrant part of our community with her leadership of choirs and through the performances of her students. I also think of her running past my house on a morning jog and admiring her tenacity even in the chill of winter!
May good memories ease the days ahead.
Chuck and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You have some great memories, to carry in your heart . She is at peace now. Darlene and Wayne Trimm
Chuck ,please accept my condolences. So sorry to hear about Ruth, she was a pleasure to be around. Her smile and generous heart will be missed. Sing with the angels Ruth.
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
Connie & Fred Hynick
Barbara,Carol and family. We are sending sincere condolences to you all on the. loss of a dear sister. Know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Wanda and Dave Winaut
Ruth a wife a mother a music teacher but always found time to extend her love of music with outside choirs of all ages!! Ruth took up running later in life as I expect she caught the bug from her children and I applaud her for her early morning runs as mentioned by Marjorie. I have her recipe for beer bread as she and Chuck were following a diet plan and quite tasty!! So sad Ruth not directing a choir but maybe as Kristin said on facebook but just maybe in her now happy place. Rest in Peace .
Dennis & Sherrill Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss.
Deepest condolences to Ruth’s family and friends. I hope you can find some comfort in your beautiful memories.
Chuck and Family
So sorry for your loss, Ruth was such great lady, For those of us who couldn’t sing, she sure tried to help us. So glad I got to see her when I was down to Ryan Hall. Keep her memories close and they will help you through these hard times.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Mr. Ernest & Families,
We Are So Sorry To See That Ruth Has Passed Away, Francis And I Send Our Deepest Condolences To You And Your Family. Ruth Will Always Be Remembered For Her Excellent Teaching Of Music And Love For It As Well. She Was Always So Pleasant Whenever You Seen Her With That Warm And Most Amazing Smile That She Always Gave As Soon As She Seen You.. Cherish All Those Precious Memories Of Your Wife & Mother And Always Remember That She Loved Her Family Dearly. Keep Her Memory Alive In Your Hearts For That Is Where She Will Be In The Toughest Of Days Ahead.God Sure Has Picked The Most Sweetest Lady For One Of His Angels. God Be With You All At This Most Difficult Time In Your Lives. If You Look Up On A Bright Shining Night You Will See The Brightest Star Shining Down On You.. Rest In Peace Mrs. Ernest. And Spread Those Golden Wings!!!
Sincerely, Francis & Peggy Payzant.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Our sincerest to Chuck and families.
I have so many fond memories of Ruth, beginning with the years that she was my Music teacher at LRHS. Her love for music was contagious and her caring, kind ways will always be remembered. She has touched the lives of many with her gift of music and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, dear Ruth.❤️
Judi and Ken Minard
Chuck and family:
Sincere condolences. Ruth was a lovely lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bev & Malcolm
Thinking of all of Ruth’s family in this time of sadness and sending condolences on the loss of a very special lady.
Ruth Anne Zwicker & Kevin Cole.
Dear Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and family,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Ruth shared her musical gifts with so many. Her students and our community benefited from her dedication. She will be fondly remembered. Take care.
Kristen and family…John and I send our condolences to you all.
Iva & Derek Wagstaff
Chuck and family:
We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such a talented and lovely person. We are thinking of you and hoping you will draw strength from one another as you share happy memories.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Chuck and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful Teacher and Beautiful Lady. Treasure the Memories. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Sarah Leefe Ackerman
Dear Chuck and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was always so kind, encouraging and patient with all of us when she helped us with our singing. It was evident that she loved to share her passion for music with others. It is so hard to lose the people we love. You are all in my thoughts.
I was saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Ruth’s impact throughout Liverpool & Queens Co. will be felt for many years. My heart goes out to you, Chuck, Andrew & Kristen. Relish the wonderful memories of your life together.
Chuck, Andrew and Kristen : I remember Ruth as having such a kind and gentle soul , please accept my sincere condolences.
Jill (Hemeon) Rafuse
Sincere condolences to Chuck, and Ruth’s family. Ruth was a teacher, performer, music coach and mentor with a real sense of community. She recognized how to use her talents in the best possible way to benefit and enrich many people. And in nurturing talented young singers, she gave a lifelong gift of music to young women who have made their own mark musically. A wonderful legacy for a fine teacher.
The Ernst Family:
Sorry to hear of your loss. Such a nice person and active in many school and community activities she will be missed by many. Please accept my condolence.
To Chuck and all of Ruth’s family. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ruthie was a lively, engaging personality who contributed greatly to the Acadia Chapel Choir in the 60’s. Condolences to her family and close friends.
Dear Chuck and family, Carol and Barbara
Ruth, through her music, made a lasting legacy in Queens County but her family has lost a wife, mother and sister. Esmar and I extend our sincere sympathies.
Jane and Esmar Hansen
One of the Sweetest Lady’s I ever met ! We had a lot of good old chats at WW. R.I.P. my friend !
Charlie, we are thinking of you and send our condolence to you and your family. We share a few memories and will remember Ruth’s laugh and friendly manner.
David F. Large
Deeply saddened to read Ruth’s obituary. She greatly enriched the deep pool of musical talent in our town and beyond for decades. As students in the middle 60’s we would attend evening services at the Manning Memorial Chapel just to hear the acapella Lord’s Prayer by the choir. We will always remember the fabulous Triple Trio, maybe one of her finest accomplishments. Our wishes for peace and comfort go to Chuck and his family as you grieve the loss of your wife and mother.
Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
We are sorry to hear that Ruth has passed away. Whether it was classroom teaching, directing a choir or other musical events, she met them all with the same enthusiasm, positive attitude and that infectious smile. She has instilled the love of music in those fortunate enough to have crossed her path. Music and her family were the centers of her soul. She will be truly missed by all.
Peter and Janet Fountain
Chuck and family,
So sorry about your loss. Ruth was a fine lady and a caring teacher who will be missed by many.
Peter and Janet
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Sending my sincere condolences to the Ernst family.
Chuck and family,
I am very sorry to read of Ruth’s passing. I hope that you will find consolation in knowing that so many people will remember her fondly for making the South Shore and beyond a much better place with her dedication to music in so many ways. I certainly remember her generosity, and welcoming smile.
With sincere sympathy,
Lee Dempster Gainer
I extend my deepest sympathy… I have such fond memories of our time spent in Dennis House. Ruth was such a great roommate. She was a good friend and I’m sure she will be sorely missed by not only family but everyone who had the good fortune to know her.
Murray and Donna Rolfe
We are very sorry to hear this this sad news. Ruth’s Music classes were so exciting to behold. What a gracious smile
and a great personality to go along with such a drive of energy for a petite Lady. Sending our deepest condolence’s
to Chuck and Family.
Edward and Beverly Powell
Chuck, Andrew, Kristen, Barbara, Carol and family,
We were saddened to learn of the death of Ruth. We remember how she demonstrated excellence in singing and in teaching voice. Her investment in her students leaves a living legacy of the joy of music. Our son remembers her influence as his music teacher in grades five and six.
We recall how Ruth combined her musical gift and training with her Christian faith. She used her voice to contribute to Sunday worship. In our mind’s eye we can see her singing with the choir of the Liverpool Baptist Church, as well as directing the church choir so that others could enter into worship. Ruth approached this ministry to bring out the best in the choir members and to bring glory to God.
We are grateful for Ruth’s Christian faith, her love of family, her generosity of spirit and her willingness to laugh, even at herself.
“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs….For the LORD is good and his love endures forever…” Psalm 100:2,5
We are remembering you in prayer.
Chuck. So sorry to hear of the passing of a very lovely woman who was a very supportive wife and mother. Her smile lit up the gymnasium room! Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Sincerely Lori Randall
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Chuck and Family
So very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Valerie & Roger Wilcox
Chuck and family,
We are so saddened to learn of your loss. Our thoughts are with you “all “ during this difficult time.
Liverpool has lost a most gifted and talented citizen.Please accept our sincere sympathy.
So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and you family have our sincerest condolences.
Cathy & Paul Rogers
Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Scott, Mandy, Matthew, Samara
Chuck, Andrew, Kristen, Barbara, Carol and family,
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such a Beautiful Lady. She will be missed. Take Care & GOD Bless.
Linda & Robert Trainor
Vickie and Brian Dexter
We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing .
Stephen & Lesley
We are so sorry for your loss. Ruth will long be remembered for bringing music into the lives of people that she influenced over the years.
Lynn & Steve Rafuse
We would like to extend our condolences to the Ernst and Manthorne families.For most of us memories of Ruth are synonomous with music and all that it contributes to our enrichment.
I am so very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was the most dedicated teacher and a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with at such a difficult time.
Carla & Tony Zwicker
So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God richly bless you with sweet memories and His comfort, sincere condolences
Robert & Sally Fader
Chuck & family:
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Ruth was so talented with her music and gave so much to so many. We had a lot of laughs at W.W. over the years. Her struggles are over and she can now rest in peace.
Chuck and the Ernst and Manthorne families – Sincere condolences – Ruth was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile and the wonderful gift of music she shared with us all.
Chuck and family.
So sorry for your loss of your wife and mother Ruth.
I was in her choir when she directed us for some Kiwanis Christmas Concerts.
She was a directed and she really loved music.
Take care of everyone. God Bless.
Dear Chuck and family: Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
so very sorry for your loss R I P
Chuck and Family, I was shocked and deeply saddened to read of Ruth’s passing. We were at Acadia University together and she was so full of vitality and musical energy. She kept “the Barn” overflowing with her singing and liveliness! I was thrilled to hear her choirs perform at Church Events . She was such a gifted director and created memorable musical experiences for so many.. While she was teaching music at Dr. Wickwire Elementary and i was supervising student teachers for N.S.T.C. and Acadia Ed., we stayed connected and spent time in her classroom doing ‘catch up’. As devastated as we all are, let us remember the smiling, the laughing, the talking, the singing–the good times. May Grace and Peace be with you all.
Ken Bezanson…. a Friend from Years Past..
Chuck and Family,
Linda and I want to offer our sincerest sympathies. We knew Ruth as a kind and thoughtful teacher and colleague who touched the lives of innumerable students with her love of music. We will miss her smile; may she find comfort in Heaven and rest in peace.
Chuck and Linda McLellan
Dear Chuck and Family,
Deepest sympathies in your loss.
I remember Ruth as a lovely soul, so soft-spoken and always pleasant.
May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you in the times ahead.
Cathy de Rome
Chuck, Kristen and Andrew,
When I think of Ruth I remember the beautiful smile and her laugh. Throughout her life, she enriched the lives of many by sharing her musical talent with students, community choirs and church choirs. From reading how fondly she has been remembered by so many, is a tribute to a life well lived. Cherish all the wonderful memories your family has created. Thinking of you all at this time.
Debbie & David Noel
Chuck & Family, Barbara & Carol, our hearts & prayers go out to you all. Ruth accomplished a lot during her life and made numerous friends along the way. Ruth will certainly be remembered by all her knew & loved her. Thinking of you all.
Debbie & David
To all of Ruth’s Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss, cherish your memories as they will help you through this difficult time .
Gale and Art Deveau
Bettylou & Heidi Huskins
Chuck, Cristen & Andrew & families,
There are no words to express the sorrow of Ruths passing. You all have your memories, keep your dearest ones close. She has accomplished wonderful things during her life. I have known her since high school. We have shared many laughs and stories during her hair visits over the years. She will be greatly missed, not forgotten, never goodbye just so long. A friend forever, our condolences. Bettylou Huskins & family. Xxx
Chuck,Andrew,Kristen and family.So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.Please accept our sincere sympathy at this sad time.Doug and Gloria Millar
Barry and Sharon Levy
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Edward and Mary Clark, CANNING N.S.
May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Never feel alone but do remember that others care and are with you always in thought, prayer and sympathy. Ruth initiated the music program at Glooscap Elementary School in Canning after completing her degree at Acadia and that program has flourished to present day. Peace be with you all.
Coach Ernst and family,
Sending you our deepest condolences. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Nikki Doucet & family
Jean and Wayne Cole
Our condolences to the family. R.I.P. Ruth
Bob / Marjorie MacGowan
To the family our sincere condolences on your loss.
Dear Chuck and family,
I am so saddened to read that Ruth has passed away. Ruth was a wonderful person, who always had a kind heart and an encouraging word for all. Her gentle spirit and her warm personality meant more than she could have ever realized, to those of us who were struggling to find our way, during our HIgh-School years.
When you lose your life partner after being together for so many years, there is much to reflect back on. Think of all of the happy times that you spent with Ruth, and treasure them always. Right now, you are no doubt wondering how you will be able to go on without her, but Ruth’s suffering is over and she would want you to lean on your faith, and your friends.
Ruth wouldn’t want you to try to go through this alone. She would want the family that she loved so much to share memories with one another and not be afraid to laugh if some of them are funny. God won’t be offended, and Ruth will be laughing along with you.
My love and prayers are with you, as you work through this very sad time in your life, Chuck. Ruth will be waiting for you, when the time comes for God to call you Home. In the meantime, keep your trust in the God that we serve and allow HIm to help you get through all of this.
With my most sincere condolences,
Gary and Wendy Feindel
Chuck and family.
We are sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts ans prayers are with you all.
David W Huskins
Chuck and family: Very sorry for your loss. We have been thinking about you. Yesterday we couldn’t make to the service due to medical reasons. Around 12 pm David had a stroke so we are in Bridgewater Hospital for a few days. David and Vivian Huskins
To Chuck, Carol, and Family, my sincere condolences on Ruth’s passing. She was a talented teacher and musician. I enjoyed Glee Club for several years under her tutelag and of course, who could ever forget the fabulous “Triple Trio”! Ruth really put Liverpool on the map with that group. She was such a vivacious and attractive person. I will never forget her.
Chuck and family…my sincere condolences on Ruth’s passing…she was a lovely person.
Terry & Stephabie Hurrell
Dear Chuck and family. So sorry to be late in responding to this sad news. Ruth was a wonderful colleague in the business of music education in the Liverpool area for a long time. We first met at Summer School in the early 1970’s and many are the wonderful memories of those days. Whether on the personal or group level, Ruth provided really great musical training at LRHS, Liverpool Baptist Church and school and community choirs. Thanks, Chuck, for allowing us to share Ruth’s talents. May you and the rest of the family find strength in these condolences and the friendships of Queens community. Sincere best wishes, Terry & Stephanie Hurrell,
Dear Chuck and Family,
Sending warm thoughts to each of you at this time and the difficult journey you have had in the last few years . May dear Ruth now be at peace and the good memories of the love and life you shared comfort you . Ruth has left a strong legacy in her family, her musical talents and accomplishments , and a very special person in our community .
Dear Chuck, Andrew, Kristen, and Family, my heart goes out to you as you grieve. I remember Ruth both from Acadia and from Liverpool: her lively personality, her laugh, the thrill of becoming a parent, and her delight in sharing her own musical talents and her gift for teaching and directing others. The sparkle of her personality in the world she inhabited will be remembered fondly by many for a very long time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chuck and Family
Sending sincere condolences to you and your Family at this very sad and difficult time
Pat and Doug Lohnes.
To Ruth’s family,
Ruth was my voice teacher all through high school. I owe so much to her. She taught me how to use my voice in ways I didn’t;t know I had in me. One of my fondest memories is she and Mr Ernst arguing over my voice lesson schedule interfering with basketball practice…it was all in good fun, and I made it work. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady, with a gentle way of teaching. I am so sorry that she has been taken away so soon. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
Sincerely, Heather (Veinot) Stevens
To Chuck, Andrew, Kristen and families
Please accept my deepest condolences. Ruth was my music teacher at LRHS and she shared her love of music very successfully! She taught with enthusiasm and patience. She always seemed to be smiling. And she supported many in their musical endeavours. Ruth also shared her talents with the community and we all benefitted from her leadership. May you all find peace and comfort in knowing that the community shares your grief in her passing. RIP Ruth.
To Ruth’s family,
Sending sincere condolences to Charlie, Carol and family. She was a wonderful and thoughtful lady. Very caring with her students when she was a sub in the classes when I was a TA.
Sending sincere condolences to Ruth’s family.
Hugs and prayers
I am very sorry to hear this news. Ruth’s smile lit up the halls at LRHS, and she was always so kind and patient with students, even those with little musical ability.My thoughts are with you all at this time.