LEWIS – Ruth E., 89, of Liverpool, passed away in QE II, Halifax on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Born in Sydney Mines on December 30, 1927, Ruth was the second youngest of 12 children of the late Robert and Mary Ann (Sexton) Mouland.
When Ruth was a very young child, the family moved to Sherbrooke, Quebec. Ruth always spoke highly of her years in Sherbrooke, of ice skating on the canals and skiing on the nearby mountain slopes with her brothers. A s a young lady, she followed her older sisters back to Nova Scotia where she met the love of her life, Cecil G. Lewis. They married in 1951 and raised a family of five who were the focus of her life.
The memories abound when we think of the amazing opportunities and inspiration she and Cecil gave their children. Whether it was camping at Kejimkujik, Sunday afternoons at the cabins in Ponhook and Robertson Lake, we were always together and bound for a new adventure. Ruth had a love of the outdoors, gardening – she saw beauty in the simplest of things like tiny flowers growing in her field, a passion for music , an eye for photography, Salvation Army, God and her family. Ruth and Cecil passed on their musical abilities to all their children and there was always a song or musical instrument playing in our home.
When we think of our mother, there are good memories to sustain us – Sunday afternoons in the back of the station wagon on the way to the cabin, singing hymns and songs on the way home to Liverpool where all our voices joined as one, rides in the antique cars and oddities, bike rides and walks all over Queens County and canvassing for the church. Ruth could be described as a private individual with a strong love of family values, her children and siblings. She was determined, resilient, created the “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” in our home, classy and made the best cocoa. She sometimes was a tough little egg to crack, but she always had your back. Family mattered and this quality was passed on to us all. When she disagreed at times, her little nose would go up and you knew the conversation was over. She did it her way!
She is survived by her daughters Deborah (Alex) Doggett and Holly (Philip) Smith, both of Hunt’s Point, Beth Stuart (Stephen Armstrong) of Tusket, Kim (Mark) Hachey of Italy Cross. Her son David (Louise) of Milton, Grandchildren Craig and Erin Doggett, Matthew, Nathan and Joel Smith, Raegan Stuart, Beverly and Abby Lewis. Great grandchildren Kennice, Kyleigh and Kathryn Doggett. Step grandsons Dan and Andy Stuart, Matthew and Isaac Hachey.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Cecil, her sisters Gladys Ramey, Mabel Joudrey, Jean Ramey, Nell Heath, Violet O’Dell and Betty Spears. Her brothers Robert, Henry, Bill, Howard and Norman.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel and where a celebration of Ruth’s life will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11 a.m.. Reverend Karen Ohrt officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens SPCA, Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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To the Lewis family,so sorry to see your Mom has passed away. She will be happy to be with her love Cecil i’m sure. Ruth always had kind words to say about everything or everyone & a smile that lit up a roomThinking of you all. in my thoughts & prayers. Judi Maillett
Kevin and Debbie Page
To the Lewis family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Debbie Page
Debbie and Holy, sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing Sounds like she was a great Mom. Hugs to you all , Tish
To Ruth’s Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I met Ruth & Cecil when they attended the Liverpool United Baptist Church. Such a nice couple. Cherish the memories that you have of them. Take Care & GOD Bless you all!
Linda & Robert
My Dear Deborah, Holly And Extended Lewis Families;
I Am So Shocked Of The Passing Of Your Mom!!! What A Grand Lady She Was.I Always Enjoyed Waiting On Your Mom & Dad At Sobeys. She Was Always So Pleasant To Talk To. I Will Never Forget The Time When She Came To Me At Sobeys When I Was Bulk Food Operator And She Asked Me If I Could Possibly Get Just The Plain Dog Chew Sticks For Her Because Her Little Dog That She Loved So Much Always Gets Sick Off The Coloured Ones. I Couldn’t Get Just The Plain Ones So I Ordered The Coloured Ones With The Plain Ones In It And Took The Plain Ones Out And Bagged Them Up For Her And Her Little Dog!!! She Was Tickled Pink. We Did This For A Number Of Years Until The Dog Passed Away. I Am Now So Pleased That I Could Do That For Her. May God Be With You All At This Most Difficult Time In Your Lives. Cherish All The Sweet Memories Of This Dear Lady That She Has Instowed In All Of You, Tuck Them Close To Your Heart And Never Let Go. May Mrs. Lewis Now Rest In Peace And Fly High To Be With The Love Of Her Life. She Has Earned Her Golden Wings!!!
To the Lewis family ..Please accept Richard’s and my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom .You are in our thoughts . May the many precious memories t you have made will help sustain you in this sad time
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt and family
To all of Ruth’s family.
We grew up together as close neighbours on White Point Road. I always held your Mom an Dad in high regard. Ruth was a strong loving Mom. Family meant everything to her. I also enjoyed visiting her at the Manor coaxing smiles from her. Her earthly life is over and I know she is happy to be reunited with your Dad.
Cherish all your loving, happy memories and keep them close. Losing your Mom is difficult, hopefully knowing she is safe and happy with our Lord, will make this journey easier.
Thinking of all of you and sending healing hugs and prayers.
Holly, I only met your mom a few times but it was a pleasure to meet her. I’m thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
I regret that we can not be there with you all as you celebrate Ruth’s life. Thank you for the detailed obituary. I am sorry that we did not know her years ago. We send our sincere condolences. Marsha & Ken
To all the Lewis family
Sorry to read of Ruth’s passing..She was a wonderful lady and I’m will be greatly missed
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing, I’m sure going to miss our chats. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Xo
Deb ,,Alex, and family; so sorry ; lt is a hard to lose your mom, remember to good times’
Allan and Beth LaRocque
For the Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Lewis’s passing. I spoke to her at the Manor for the Oct, Birthdays, and she was having a great time. She will be missed. Take care of each other.
So sorry to read of your Moms passing.my condolences to all the family.
Judi and Ken Minard
Our sincere condolences. So sorry to learn of Ruth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Norman and Bonnie Wentzell
To the family:
sending sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Bonnie and Norman
To Kim and family
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
To the Lewis family: Our sincere condolences to all Ruth’s family.
So sorry to hear of Ruth passing. I was able to spend some intimate times with her and the love of her family was always shown every evening as she settled in bed. She was a lady with a body of armour but with a heart of gold. You will be missed. Hugs to you all xoxo
Susan Oickle (Taillon)
Debbie, Holly ,Beth ,Kim, and David
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing she was a wonderful lady a great mom .Although no words of sympathy can help the loss of your mom but please keep the memories close they will help ease the pain .God bless and hugs hope you will find comfort in knowing others care .
To the Lewis Family
So sorry for your loss.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families . sorry for your loss.
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Thinking of you all. Sending my condolences to the Lewis family.
WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM’S PASSING !! EACH OF YOU HOLD SPECIAL MEMORIES WITHIN YOUR HEART & IT IS THESE THAT WILL HELP AS YOU GRIEVE WITH BOTH TEARS & LAUGHTER.
I ALWAYS ENJOYED THE CHATS WHEN I WOULD SEE HER. SHE WAS SO PROUD OF EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU !!
ZONA, STEPHEN, & STEVE
HOLLY .. SENDING BIG HUG
Joyce and John
Thinking of you all at this sad time and keep all those great memories close to your hearts.
Helen & David Fox
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please except our condolences.
Ronald And Sharon Verge
Debbie, Holly and Family,
Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your Mom,
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Donna and David Dicks
Our sincere sympathy to the Lewis Family. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.
Clyde and David Whynot
Sorry to hear of Ruth,s passing she was a wonderful kind loving and friendly lady loves to have a chat you are always in our prayer and you are united with Cecil R I P Ruth
I am profoundly sorry for your loss. I only met your mother the one time, but, after reading the wonderful tribute from all her children, i realized from that one meeting, she portrayed those qualities, and, quiet strength.The opportunities she gave you and her inspiration are evident in each of you.She will always be with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley and Paul Shot
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Holly, Debbie, and Lewis family,
Very sorry to hear of the passing of your “Mom”. The few time we had the privilege to meet Ruth, we were tickled with her spirit, and beautiful smile:) Fill yours hearts with the love you shared.
Dear Debbie and Holly,
So sorry to hear about your Mother…my condolence to the rest of your family…take care.
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
To the Lewis Family, very sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marjorie/ Robert MacGowan
To all the families,we were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our sincere condolences.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken to hear of Ruth’s passing. During my work at the manor I enjoyed my time I got to spend with Ruth. It always seemed if Ruth was having a bad day, if I took the time to sit with her and tell her I loved her, I could always get a smile out of her and a really big hug. I will greatly miss her. She made me feel appreciated.Sending my love to all of Ruth’s family. Xo
David, Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathie and Kevin Wentzell
To Ruth’s family,
What wonderful memories you have to sustain you. May God be with each of you today and in the difficult days ahead. Gone, but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts.
Sending sincere condolences to the Lewis family. Thinking of you all as you remember all the good times you shared with you mom and grandmother.
Bruce & Melanje Inglis
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother.
Dear Holly, Debbie and Families,
I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I enjoyed talking with her over the years when she would come to town. Cherish all your wonderful memories. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
While,Fred and I cannot be with you in this stressful time,we will have you in our thoughts and prayers.May the memories of the good times be in the forefront of your memories and give comfort. Winnie Wilson
So sorry for your loss.
To all of Ruth’s family – I’m so sorry to learn of Ruth’s passing. I have to say that I enjoyed
my time with both your mom and dad, and now they are united again. It was such a lovely
write-up and a wonderful tribute to Ruth’s life. I did witness that little turned up nose a couple
of times☺. Hold the good times close to your heart. Take care.
Shelly and Derek Neilson
To the Lewis family,
Our sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Duncan and Goretti MacIsaac,
What a fine family this couple did raise.
Our respects and condolences.
Dunc and Goretti
Cathy de Rome
To the Lewis Family,
Sincere condolences to all of you at this time. She is now at peace. What a fitting tribute to your mother. She loved her family very much.
Roger & Valerie Wilcox
David, Louise and family,
We were so sorry to read that your mother had passed.I never really spoke with your mum. I was so impressed by the wonderful write up on her and the respect given to her by the family .She truly was a remarkable lady! Our thoughts are with you all. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Roger & Valerie
sorry for your loss. she was a great lady.
I’m so sorry to read that you’ve lost your dear Mom. She sounded like a wonderful lady who was blessed with a long life and a loving family. May God comfort and keep you as you mourn this great loss.
We were sad to hear that Aunt Ruth had passed away.
Our condolences to the Lewis family.
We are very glad we got down east to see her this summer.
Mayve and Delaney just adored her, and talk about her still.
May God Bless!
The Odell family
Dear Dave, Louise, Bev & Abby;
My heart is with you during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you, and may the love you have for one another give you strength. You’re in my prayers today & always.
Gale and Art Deveau
To the Lewis Family: Art and I would like to express our sincere condolences to all of you at this sad time.Take care and hold your memories close.
Gale and Art Deveau
Susan and Bill MacKinlay
Beth and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Susan and Bill MacKinlay – Yarmouth
To the Lewis Family
Ruth was a lovely friend to my Mom, Pauline Sprague. Very nicely written obituary. Blessings to all of her children and their families.
Thinking about you. Your mom is in a happier place. You certainly did all you could for her , Take care of each other . Sincerely … Linda
Sorry for your loss .You are in my prayers .May your mothers memories give you comfort at this difficult time.
To the Lewis and extended family,
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. Your mother was an amazing woman and lived a very full life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the blessings be.
Paul, MaryLou and Brandon Smith
Hugh &Pat Dixon
To Debbie,Holly &Families
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.I always stopped had a chat with her on
My way to visit my aunt.at the manor.
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Hugh & Pat Dixon
Our condolences to the Lewis Family.
You are in out thoughts and prayers.
Lin & Greg
Debbie, Holly, Beth, Craig, Erin, Matt, Nathan and Joel, and all of Ruth’s family I send you my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. She always had a wonderful twinkle in her eye and a kind word. I always enjoyed seeing her at church and various teas. I know you have her love and many memories to carry you through the days ahead. She and Cecil are together again.
The Shupe Family
We are so sorry to hear about Ruth’s passing. We always enjoyed the time we spent with Ruth and Cecil whether at the lake or camping.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Wilma, Tom, Odea, Brad, Jessi, Nate and Charlotte
Iva and Derek Wagstaff
To the Lewis Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thought are with you.
PAULETTE WAMBOLDT and family
To the Lewis Family…. I had many enjoyable chats with Ruth while she was in the room with Betty.She talked lovingly about each and every one of you and shared many stories.She expressed how she missed your dad and hoped to be with him again soon.May she rest in peace and and your happy memories comfort you at this sad time
To the Lewis Family;
I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a beautiful lady always a smile. She loved her church and from the Choir Loft looking at the congregation,I would always see her sitting in her spot at the back. There are so many vacant spaces now, but I know that God is taking care of Ruth and her friends who have passed before her. The video was beautiful. Ruth was a beautiful young woman, stunning actually. She and Cecil must have been very proud of their family. It appears there were many family gatherings and fun times. This you all will remember. God Bless You.
Holly and family ,
Our thoughts are with you at this time .Condolences to all.
Laura & Gord
Holly, Debbie and extended families
So sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother. I did not have the opportunity to spend time with her but remember your stories very well. Take care and remember all of the good times.
Dear Holly, Debbie, Kim, Beth, and David, it was so sad to hear of your moms passing I got to know your mom and dad trough homecare and spent many fun hours with them , they became like family, and always loved and looked forward to our visits ,Ruth is with the love of her life now cecil,Thinking of you all at this very sad time,RIP my Dear Friend.
Colleen and Timothy Roy
To Debbie ,Holly and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . She will be missed by all . Rest easy with the knowledge that she is looking down and watching over you . Memories will keep her close to you always.
Colleen and Timothy
Holly and family
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. My deepest condolences.
Sorry to hear about your Mom.
It was a pleasure to know Ruth, and I am saddened to hear of her passing.
Thinking of the family at this difficult time, hugs xo.
– Jennifer Jennings
Holly and Family,
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, condolences to you and your family. Cherish the lovely memories she has left, they are so precious and will keep her memory close. Love to you all.
Karen and Bob Watson
Debbie, Alex, and Family,
Bob and I would like to express our deep condolence to all on the passing of your mom, Debbie,
We certainly haven’t forgotten your kindness when our car broke down and you lent us yours for the weekend when we were visiting Marion and Morton’s anniversary last year! You folks went the extra mile in trying to find someone to rent a car for us!
Thanks so much and God Bless!
Marion and Arthur Clattenburg
To all the family, so sorry for your loss. Share the memories to help get through this sad time. Sincere condolences.
Gary and Barbara Goulden
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.It is so sad when both parents are gone,I know you have lots of good memories
Holly & Joel
So sorry to hear about your mom and grandmother . She was a veautiful lady .You are in my thoughts and prayers
Brenda & Gary Townsend
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Ruth. Our sincerest condolences to all of the family and may your wonderful memories of her help you in the days ahead.
Gary & Brenda Townsend & Carol Townsend
Ruth Anne Zwicker
To all the Lewis family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Sending sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.
Willis & Corina Huphman
To the Family….so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom…remember all the good times, keep her memories close to your heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…Rest Easy…GOD BLESS
Alan & Coreen Smith
To Holly, Philip and Lewis Family, sorry to hear of your dear Mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
Dear Lewis family,
So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember her fondly, as we got to know your family through the Anthony’s. You all as her children, were people who were raised with good hearts and she, I know, was very proud of you all. Such a kind sweet and talkative woman, you had a real joy in her as your mom! Remember her with a tear in your eyes and a huge smile in your hearts. May God comfort and keep you all, she will have her wings soon and be watching over you, as you all did for her. My deepest condolences and all my love!
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
To Beth and all of her family, my deepest sympathy. I remember your Mom and Dad being so full of fun and deeply caring. May your many memories warm your heart as they are always with you.
George & Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Lewis Family.
Yorke and I want to send our condolences to the family. Although, I didn’t know your mother, she
sounded like a wonderful and caring mother. Think of the all memories you have and cherish them.
Phyllis & Yorke
Deb and family sorry to hear of your Mom”passing. Take pleasure in all your memories and the love you all share. Our thoughts are with you all
Diane and Donald White
To the family,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom. Your parents brought up a fine group of children who in turn are doing the same, no better legacy to leave this world with. Bless her.
Sincerely, Diane and Donald