A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Ruby A Clark

7 August , 193428 May , 2019

CLARK, Ruby Alice (Topping) - It is with great sadness that the Clark family announces the passing of our treasured mother, grandmother and great grandmother on May 28, 2019. Ruby Clark was born on August 07, 1934 and was predeceased by her husband and best friend of 58 years, Bud Clark. Ruby was predeceased by parents Laverne and Alice Topping and sisters Dorothy (Archie) Pedden and Doris (Bill) Denning of Strathroy, Ontario. Ruby is survived by her daughter Sally (Ross) MacIntosh of Stellarton, sons Jeffrey (Louise) of Edmonton, Gary (Donna) of Halifax and daughter Alison (Walter) Lenny of London, Ontario. She was the very proud grandmother of Kaitlyn (Corey), Jonathan (Rachel), Lauren (Ryan) Jason, Adam, Brandon, Alicia, Elizabeth and great grandmother to Clark, Brock, James and Henry. Bud and Ruby met in London, Ontario and were married on September 25, 1954. They became the proud parents of Sally, Jeff, Gary and Alison while living in London, Kitchener and Burlington, Ontario. In 1973 Ruby, Bud and family transferred to Nova Scotia as Bud became the Atlantic Canada District Sales Manager for General Electric. Ruby and Bud were devoted parents and were very supportive of their children’s many endeavors. There were many wonderful family events including time at Lake Ella, Lake Torment, camping adventures and many other joyous, memorable celebrations. Bud and Ruby both enjoyed curling, playing bridge and travelling to exciting destinations. They also frequently travelled across Canada visiting family and friends. Many winters were spent on the Gulf Coast of Florida enjoying friends and hosting family. Ruby spent a number of years warmly greeting visitors to Nova Scotia as a volunteer of the Tartan Team at the Halifax International Airport. She was active in the Dartmouth school system for many years assisting special needs children. She also created unique crafts that she shared with family and friends. Ruby loved spending time with people, whether she was contributing to a community cause or enjoying good times with her many friends. She enthusiastically made new acquaintances at home or during her numerous travel adventures. Ruby lived her life full of purpose, love, compassion and integrity. We will all deeply miss her warm generous hospitality and words of wisdom and encouragement. Cremation has taken place. At Ruby’s request there will be no visitation or formal service. A private family interment will be held at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ruby can be made to the Woodlawn United Church or another charity of your choice. A celebration of Ruby’s life will be held at the Austenville Owl’s Club on Friday August 09 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


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Patricia Dehnel

8 June 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of dear Ruby. I always enjoyed my time with her. I remember our lovely visit when I attended Alison's birthday party in 2014 plus times together in Dartmouth. Rest in peace dear Ruby. Blessings to Alison, Gary, Sally and Jeff and your beautiful families.

Kelly Corbett

6 June 2019

I was saddened to hear of Ruby's passing. I knew her as wonderful and warm Tartan Team member. Her warmth, her enjoyment of travel and her love of people made her the perfect airport ambassador. She, as well as Bud, were assets to our volunteer host program. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother.

Kelly Corbett
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Halifax International Airport Authority

Barbara Wenaus Dohaney

4 June 2019

Much love to the family. So many memories from the Wenaus family. Allison our star babysitter and the entire Clark family a special part of the Overdale Lane family xo

Liz McBryan

2 June 2019

I'd like to convey my deepest sympathies, and those of my partner, Yasser.
As her neighbours, we will miss Ruby's kind presence. Her warmth, sense of humour and generosity of spirit were a great gift.

Jessie McDonald

2 June 2019

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will surely miss her as we have been best friends for a long time.

Randy Denning

31 May 2019

Thinking of all the fun times and get togethers over the years a time ago. Last of the 3 Topping lassies. A great loss to you all and I am sure the grandkids. Randy and Becky are thinking of you all !

Jim & Harla ONeill

31 May 2019

My dear, sweet Alison & family. So sad to hear of your mom’s passing! She’s resting now in the arms of Jesus & your dad. May your memories sustain you & your faith in the promise hold you until you meet again. Hugs my friend. Jim & Harla xo

Bob, Linda & Ben Bishop

30 May 2019

Gary and family,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May memories of her bring smiles to your faces and happiness in sharing memories. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

Odette David

30 May 2019

My condolences on the loss of Ruby. I always enjoyed my bridge games with her and the lovely chats we had whenever our paths crossed. She had such a warm personality. Sincere sympathy.

Archie Pedden

30 May 2019

My deepest condolences to the Clark family on the passing of Ruby (great aunt). Ruby was always a joy to be around whether at my grandparents farm in Strathroy, Ontario or at their cottage in Port Franks/Ipperwash. I also had a chance to see Ruby in the summer of 2014 on our road trip to Nova Scotia. Ruby was always cheerful and welcoming. I will miss her laugh and positive attitude towards life. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and will cherish memories of her always! ♥️

Love from the Pedden Family