Ruth Hazeldine – 86, of Brighton England, Liverpool and Wolfville NS and Venice Florida, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011. She married her loving husband, Eric, in England in 1946. In 1952 they boarded the Queen Mary with three small children and sailed to a new life in Nova Scotia. They purchased a stately old sea captain’s house in Liverpool and Ruth managed this as a B & B, “Dene Manor”, for 20 years.
While raising 5 children and running a business, Ruth also had time for community involvement. As a member of the South Shore Tourist Association she was instrumental in getting the “named scenic routes” we see today throughout NS. She was a tireless supporter for the mentally and physically challenged and went on to teach special education for 10 years in Liverpool area schools.
During their retirement years, she enjoyed travelling and divided her time between NS, Florida and family. She participated in and led many activities in Kings Gate Club (Florida), always spreading her infectious enthusiasm.
Ruth was the ultimate “people person”, cherished wife, adored mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother. Her positive energy, generous spirit and love of life touched everyone she met. She was a treasured friend to all.
She is survived by 5 children, Keith (Ethel), Ponhook Lake NS; Carol (Jim) Dewar, Wolfville NS; Sally (Arnie) Chestnut, Wolfe Island ON; Gail (Bill) Moffatt, Truro NS; and Piers (Wendy), Ponhook Lake NS; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by Eric, her adoring husband of 64 years, sisters Violet and Evelyn and brother Stuart.
The joyous celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 17, in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville with Reverend Judith Tod officiating. A reception will follow. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, NS Division or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank the staff at the Valley Regional Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care that Ruth received.Print Obituary & Condolences