THOMPSON (Tanch) (Demone) (Elliott), Ruth Ann
– 84, Truro, passed away peacefully on
Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Granville
Centre, Annapolis County, Ruth was a daughter of the late Boyd and
Ethel (Young) Tanch. In her final days, she was surrounded by her
loving family. Ruth leaves behind her husband, Gower Thompson; son,
Edward Elliott; daughter, Tanya Elliott (Steve); granddaughter, Sarah
Ward (Mitch); grandsons, Brandon Elliott (Angelina), David Hayman;
brothers, Reginald Weir (Joan), Robert Tanch (Naomi). Along with her
parents, Ruth was predeceased by her siblings, Katie Weir, Evelyn
Corscadden and Douglas, Oscar, and Joseph Tanch. In later years after
high school, Ruth moved to Halifax where she went on to study nursing
and completed her CNA course. Ruth went on to work at different
facilities including IWK Children’s Hospital, Halifax and
Hillcrest Manor in Truro, where she took great pride in caring for her
seniors. Ruth was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro,
and the Saturday night dances were the highlight of her week. On most
days, Ruth could be found strolling the streets, and some days
covering a lot of ground, enjoying her chats with people along the
way. November 12th was always the day the
Christmas ornaments came out; Ruth had many and her apartment looked
much like a Christmas wonderland. She always enjoyed the first
snowfall and looked forward to watching Tanya and Sarah decorate the
Christmas tree each year. Ruth loved her family gatherings, whether it
was for barbequed hotdogs or a turkey dinner, and of course, the
desserts with a nice glass of rye. Ruth was small but mighty, and when
she set her mind to something there was no changing it. Her pride and
joy was her family, whether it was a daily phone call with them or
their regular visits.
In Ruth’s later years,
she called Debert Court her home, enjoying her days with the wonderful
staff; she loved them all and was known to keep them on their toes.
Ruth’s family is forever grateful for the exceptional care
she received. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the
Colchester SPCA or Debert Court Recreational Department. As per
Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a family
graveside service will be held at a later date at Greenfield Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner
Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence
may be sent to the family by viewing Ruth’s obituary on-line
and selecting « Send A Condolence » at:
You are forever with us in our hearts, your devoted family.
“Take er cool, Mum”.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ruth Ann Thompson 1936 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Truro, Province: Nova Scotia