Smith, Virginia Ruth, 90, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully from this life in her sleep on Thursday, October 31st, 2013.
Born in South Side, Shelburne County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Helen (Newell) Stoddart.
Virginia is survived by sons Michael (Michelle) Herman, Joseph (Mary), both of Halifax, Donald Colin (Marion), of Dartmouth; daughters Patricia (David) MacLeod, of Kentville, Anna (James) Boudreau, of Liverpool.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her husband Millard, sister Marjorie and brothers Donald and Ross (Monique).
She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Liverpool United Baptist Church and it’s members, played an integral part in her life. Their friendship and support was appreciated over the years. As a young adult, Virginia spent four years recovering from tuberculosis at the Roseway Sanatorium in Shelburne. During this time her sister, Marjorie, passed away after surgical complications related to tuberculosis. She enjoyed shopping trips to Halifax and Maine with the girls. Always beautiful and well groomed, Virginia had a flair for fashion. She faced the reoccurrence of her breast cancer with courage and a positive attitude, and lived independently in her home until the day before her death. Her nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren will miss their Nina.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held on Sunday, November 10th, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., from Liverpool United Baptist Church, followed by a reception. Reverend Steven Hopper officiating. Burial will be in the Zion United Church Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. Donations in her memory may be made to the Liverpool United Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
Special thanks to Colleen Wolfe and Dr. Susan Thorne for their special care and kindness.
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Verna E Bleiker
My condolences to the family of Virginia:
I am grateful for her friendship and caring to my sister Muriel during her illness.
She took her to church and befriended her in her time of need.
Verna Bleiker( nee Verna Sarty)
Linda & Robert Trainor
To Virginia’s Family,
So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. May God bless each & everyone of you. Memories are a treasure to behold, & I am sure you have many. Her Church will miss her as well. Take care of yourselves. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Donald & Family
Please accept our condolences on the loss of Virginia.
Out thoughts are with you at this time.
George & Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Margo & Borden Hanley
Mike and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Let the kindness of your family and friends help you through this difficult time. God Bless.
she was and still is a sweat lady i will miss her alot
Gladys, Mona & Sandra Hurshman
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.It was wonderful to have had .a visit with her this past year when Mona and I were home to visit with our Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I didn’t know her very well but she seemed to be very nice. my condolence to the family, i know she will be greatly missed.
Maxine Carty-Smith says:
David & Pattie Macleod &family: Please accept my heartfelt and deepest sympathy. May God Bless and strengthen you at this difficult time.
Jeff and Margaret Morrison
Jeff and Margaret Morrison send their sincere condolences at this time of loss.
To Virginia’s family.You are in my thoughts & prayers.Virginia & i go way back.Years ago we had a lot of fun & have remained friends.I did not get to see her as much these past few years.She was a very dear person that accepted life’s ups & downs as they were.She always had a smile when you seen her & i always asked how the family was.She was very proud of her family & praised there accomplishments when you talked to her.She will be missed.Heaven received another Angel.She will watch over all of us now. RIP my friend.
Carol & Stan Knell
We were sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. She and Mom (Myra Geddes) have been friends since early childhood and Mom always had nice things to say about Virginia. I know she cherished her friendship.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless.
Carol, Stan & Myra
so very sorry to hear of virginia passing, she is with the angels and no more pain god bless
Maryln and Ron Boudreau
Patty I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. You and the family are in my prayers. Will see you on Sunday. Sending hugs.
Joe and extended family, please accept my condolences for your loss. Hopefully the words below will alow you to find comfort in this difficult time.
Life Must Go On – A Navaho Prayer
Grieve for me, for I would grieve for you.
Then brush away the sorrow and the tears
Life is not over, but begins anew,
With courage you must greet the coming years.
To live forever in the past is wrong;
It can only cause you misery and pain.
Dwell not on memories overlong,
With others you must share and care again.
Reach out and comfort those who comfort you;
Recall the years, but only for a while.
Nurse not your loneliness; but live again.
Forget not. Remember with a smile.
I am so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. She was a wonderful and kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
To Virginia’s family:
I have always had a special place in my heart for Virginia. She was a loving, gracious wife; mother; grandmother; mother-in-law; and friend. Virginia was a wonderful woman who had an innate ability to make those around her feel cherished. She was one of a kind.
I am so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing and hope you find comfort in knowing that she was loved and appreciated by all who knew her.
Dennis White (Liverpool)
Wishing you all the best Mike,dennis.
My grandmother was a woman of extreme strength, courage and love. Beautiful, classy and had a beauty that shines in all of us who were lucky to be part of her family. Her uncondtional love will always be held in our hearts and her smile through it all, will live on in our minds. For being such strong, loving person who will always and have always held deep in our hearts now and here after. Love you and miss you always <3
I would also like to take the time to thank a very kind, sweet lady who my grandmother always adored….Vina Moses. My grandmother spoke of you often and i know she would want to thank you for everything you have done.
Patti and family..my sincere condolence in the passing of your mother.Rejoice in all your fond memories..Bernie
Teresa , from Scotia HairStyling, Bridgewater
It will be the little things you remember,
the funny moments, the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem hard right now,
it will be the memories of these little things
that help push away the pain
and bring the smiles back again.
Words, however kind,
can’t mend your heartache: but those
who care and share in the loss of
wish you comfort and peace of mind.
May you find strength
in the love of family, the warm embrace
of friends, and the wonderful
To the MacLeod family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Hugs to you all.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Gin. I have many fond memories, and I can still hear her laugh and the sound of her voice when I close my eyes.
My condolences on her passing.
Bryan and Cindy Turner
Pattie,Dave, Kelly,Jennifer,Matt and family,
So sorry for the loss you are experiencing, may good memories and the peacefulness of her passing give you strength at this time.
Thinking of you.
Bryan and Cindy Turner(Kentville)
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Tony and Janice Sampson
To Donny and Family
Our condolences for all the family.
Thinking of you.
Tony & Janice
hi virginia’s family,
sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, i visited virgiinia about 15 years ago, and mom,.and earlier mom (clariece) and i visited virginia and helen,
you are offered my condolences