Ruth Ellen MacCaul, 92 passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Ruth was the daughter of Frederick Dagley and Susan (Bauld) Dagley. She was pre-deceased by husband Sherman MacCaul, Sisters Margurite Dagley at infancy, Marjorie Bean and Sylvia Norman, brothers Maurice Dagley, Fred Dagley, Donald Dagley, Charles Dagley and Richard Dagley
Ruth is survived by Nieces Susan MacLeod, Judith LaCombe, Nancy Leydon, Cathy Dagley, Cheryl Lavoie, Rhonda Henderson, Suzie Sanchez, Marsha Bean, Ruth MacGarry, Sue Livingston and nephews Jack Dagley, Brian Dagley, Bill Bean, Charles Bean, Sisters in law Rita Dagley, Janet Dagley and Brother in Law Richard MacCaul and several great nieces and nephews.
Ruth’s first career was a hair stylist in Prince Edward Island, then returning to Liverpool for a position at Queens General Hospital in Patient Records Department and reception. She was a member of the IODE Gorham Chapter, Liverpool, A member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church and the WWT of the Liverpool Baptist Church.
Ruth, with husband Sherman, travelled to various locations in Canada and the US with Sherman’s home-made Truck Camper. They enjoyed these travels and met so many wonderful friends whom they stayed in contact with for many years. Ruth was great at personal letter writing and corresponded with so many people she met, including relatives and acquaintances. She had numerous photo albums with precious memories of her travels and of family outings, etc.
Living in LaBelle, Queens County during the summer months at their cottage in the past were special times. Ruth and Sherman welcomed family and visitors to share this beautiful natural environment. They were naturalists enjoying the wonderful outdoors.
Ruth was an avid Bridge game player and always enjoyed the times with her lady friends. She enjoyed a good cup of tea and always had tea times in the afternoon everyday. She especially enjoyed visits from Lois Sparkes and Janet Dagley. Charlotte White’s baked goods were a real treat for her. Her door was always open for a visit from friends. She was the last resident to have built and lived in her home for over 65 years on College Street in Liverpool.
She appreciated the support of neighbours and friends over the years, especially Bob Brogan who was a great neighbour and “looked after his women on the street” delivering mail and water daily.
A special recognition to Joanne Fancy, Ruth’s caregiver for several years, a real “Gem” Ruth said. Also Ann Buchanan and Doris Taylor who cared for Ruth in the past.
Recently during Ruth’s failing health, a team of caregivers helped Ruth immensely in her last days. Tracy Samuels, Mary Whalen, Darlene Connolly and Dale Wentzell were angels helping Ruth be comfortable in her last days and the care of Doctor Garry Morash was exceptional.
Ruth had a special place in her heart for her niece Susan MacLeod, who looked after her many and diverse needs which enabled Ruth to stay in her home until her passing as per her request.
Ruth was cremated under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Services. A service will be held at the Liverpool United Baptist Church, Main Street Liverpool, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11 am. Interment in the Zion United Church Cemetery on College Street, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations to the Liverpool Baptist Church Choir or the Queens- Lunenburg Autism Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Rev. Terry Brewer
On behalf of the Milton Baptist Church family I wish to extend our prayers and condolences to the MacCaul Family during these moments of grieving and loss. We will be praying for you and asking the Lord to bless and comfort you during these moments. Our Prayers are with you all. Pastor Terry Brewer
So sorry to hear of Ruths’ passing, I remember many visits to her home when living on College Street, she and Sherm loved to have company. The last of the College Street Gang is gone. Sad to see.
Rev. Robert E. Baker
On behalf of my Wife, Sylvia and myself I would like to offer sympathy to the family on the passing of Ruth Helen McCaul. May God bless you at this time.
To Ruth’s Family,
Gone from this earth, but not from your heart. So sorry for your loss.
To the MacCaul family. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Susan & Family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and family with the passing of such a dear friend and neighbour of my family on College St. We had many wonderful times together and have so many warm memories of being together at my parents.
Ruth was so fortunate to be able to remain at home ,thanks to her family and wonderful caretakers. It is where she wanted to be.
Thinking of you all as we say our goodbyes to a lovely lady and friend.
Bette Ann (Manthorne) wigglesworth
Sending our condolences from Calgary, Charles and Natasha Bean. Aunt Ruth and Uncle Sherman were a highlight of my life when I was young. Knowing they were coming to visit us in Niagara was always anticipated with excitement. Among many things I remember the most vivid were that Ruth and Sherman would bring their slide projector and once the sun set, we would watch slide shows projected on to a bed sheet in the living room. Ruth and Sherman would take us to far reaching areas of Canada, providing commentary until we could no longer keep our eyes open. It was without a doubt one of the most impactful experiences of my life, never to be forgotten.
Thank your Aunt Ruth and Uncle Sherman for giving me the gift of knowledge and opening my eyes to the world.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
A lovely lady. Our condolences to all her family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Condolences to Ruth’s family … I have known Ruth for many years …starting when Ruth and Sherman were friends of my grandparents …many happy memories.
Susan and all of Ruth relatives sorry to hear of Ruth passing .She was a very nice Lady . .I always enjoyed my chats with her when I went canvassing.Thinking of you all .
Bella and Jordan Oickle
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.R.I.P.
To Ruth’s family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth. She was the last to go of all the couples who lived on College Street, including my parents, Reg & Doris Wigglesworth, The women often got together for tea & visited back & forth. There were about 8 couples and they all became very good friends. It’s kind of like the end of an era.
I am certainly going to miss my visits with Ruth, Mrs. MacCaul, as I have always called her, & taking her treats.
To Susan and all the others in Ruth’s family
It was such a pleasure to have been part of Ruth’s care giving team. She was such a pleasant lady
and she was so appreciative of anything you did for her. Heaven certainly has gained an angel.
Take comfort in knowing that there are many holding you in their thoughts and prayers.
Rodney and Linda McCaul
Our deepest sympathy to all. She was a great person…..Will miss our visits……
Bill and Dora Bean
No matter how long we have our elders, it is never long enough. Aunt Ruth will be missed.
Judi & Ken Minard
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I met Ruth a few years ago when a long time friend of hers who is my cousin Helen Simpson, another cousin Lee Markonish and I vacationed in N.S. I really enjoyed talking with her at her home and her hospitality. She was a lovely lady and generously kind.
Ruth Anne Zwicker
To Susan and all of Ruth’s Family,
Sending sincere condolences. Ruth was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Take care.
David and Sheila Manthorne
To Ruth’s Family,
Sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a wonderful and very kind lady. It’s wonderful that she was able to live out her later years in her own home with the help of her relatives and friends. Although Sherman and Ruth had no children of their own; they were always interested in hearing about everyone else’s and what they were up to. She will be greatly missed.
Was so very sorry to hear of your Aunt’s passing, Susan. She was a strong woman. I did not know her well but we would bump into each other through Lois. I remember one time at the Greenfield Christmas Tea a few years ago. A bunch of us attended and sat with her and Lois. When I doctored up my cup of tea with milk she looked at it then looked at me and said that looks just like dishwater, how can you drink that? Ruth was not the first person to comment on how I like my tea. She will be missed by many. Debbie & David Noel
Helen Frances Simpson
I first met Ruthie while visiting NS in the late 30’s. A soft spoken, caring, and thoughtful young school girl. We developed a special friendship which despite the distance stood the test of time. Celebrating her 90th and 91st birthdays was a special time. I will always cherish the memories of Sherm and Ruthie and the wonderful times we spent together. With Gods blessings may she have peace.
I will always remember my sister-in-law Ruth, wife and companion to my eldest brother Sherman for 50 plus years . .
Ruth had a long full life, she will be missed by many . .
My sympathies to Susan and Butch McLeod . .. Susan has been a loyal niece, especially caring in Ruth’s failing years. .
Ruth’ brother and myself were the ushers at Ruth and Sherman’s wedding those many years ago, many memories in the history of our family . . .Ruth will be missed by all who knew her . .
My wishes for the rest of her soul . ..