Obituary of Ruth Cecelia Redden
Age 92, of Windsor. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Ruth was the last surviving member of 13 children. Born June 10, 1926 in Windsor, she was a daughter of the late George and Frances (Perks) Smith.
Ruth enjoyed dancing, baking, bowling, knitting and walking, with her sister, Mabel and friend, Hattie. She volunteered for many years at Dykeland Lodge and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Windsor. Before moving into Dykeland, she could be found at Tim Hortons, almost daily, enjoying tea with her friends. Ruth was an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she loved her family.
She is survived by her son, Paul (Marilyn); grandchildren, Judy Anne (Marc) DesRoches and Ralph “R.J.” (Marilyn) Redden; great-grandchildren, Lydia Rose, Ruth Margaret and Calvin Paul DesRoches and Owen George Redden; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, George; daughter, Judy Anne (in infancy); brothers, Ralph, Roy, Earl and Russell; sisters, Blanche, Elizabeth, Verna, Pearl, Shirley, Edith, Mabel and Marie.
The family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Dykeland Lodge for their exceptional care given to Ruth during her stay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors Monday, October 29, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, October 30 at 10 a.m., in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King St., Windsor, Rev. Father John MacPherson officiating. Private family interment will take place immediately following in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Windsor Senior Citizen Bus Society, PO Box 425, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 2719 Gladstone St, Halifax, NS B3K 0A4. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca