Born July 6, 1928, Ruby passed peacefully away with her loving family by her side on June 26, 2019. Predeceased by her mother Tryphena, and father Herbert, devoted husband William, sister Pearl, and brother-in-law Jonas. Leaving to celebrate her wonderful life her four cherished sons, Robert (Sheryl), Billy, Barry (Patricia), and Jeffrey, and forever loved, remembered, and missed by her treasured granddaughter Lauren. Also leaving her two beloved brothers Harry and Kevin (Peg), and the many friends whose lives she touched.
Leading Tickles was Ruby’s home until the age of 18. After her father’s passing, she was asked to take over teaching the children of the area when she was just 16 years old, and did so until age 18 when she left for St. John’s to find work to help support her mother and siblings back home. Early in her time in St. John’s she contracted tuberculosis and would face it again a few short years later while she was pregnant with her second son.
After regaining her health Ruby was devoted to her family and her career, and developed a passion for travelling. She worked many years at the Evening Telegram, and then went on to a career with the Newfoundland and Labrador Development Corporation. She also had the opportunity to travel abroad many times with friends and family, exploring everywhere from Acapulco to Yugoslavia. Upon retiring, she became a steadfast volunteer with organizations such as the Lions Club, the Waterford Auxiliary, the Elks Club, the CNIB, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and would receive the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for her dedicated humanitarian services.
Ruby was known for embracing all faiths and welcoming anyone into her home with open arms, friendship, hot meals, and lively music. She thoroughly enjoyed weekly card games with her many friends, as well as a competitive game of scrabble.
A quote she lived by:
“If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do this, I will live forever.”
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, June 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow on Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Field on Honour.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ruby Marcella King nee Snow July 6 1928 to June 26 2019..
Death notice for the town of: St-John’s, Province: T-N