OBITUARY

Ruth Mary Bull

27 November , 194723 April , 2019

Ruth Mary Bull, of Lake Midway, Digby Co., daughter of Joseph and Margaret Arthur (both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), passed away on April 23, 2019.

Ruth will be missed by her son, Sam; her brothers, Robert and Stephen; her brothers-in-law, Hank, Charles and Stratton and their families, by her mother-in-law and friend Mary and by her husband and partner in life and art for nearly 50 years, Arthur. She was predeceased by her parents and by her son, Alex.

Ruth was an accomplished painter, who studied at the New School of Art in the late 1960’s and continued her vocation throughout her life. She was also a fabric artist, writer and musician, having studied saxophone at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

She moved from Pittsburgh to Toronto in 1968, and then from Toronto to Digby Neck, Nova Scotia, together with her family in 1991. Ruth was an avid swimmer and swam in nearby Lake Midway with friends every summer.

In respect for Ruth’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a memorial to celebrate her life and work, date to be announced.

Donations may be made to the Annapolis Royal Arts Council at https://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com

Share a memory or leave condolences for the family at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • In respect for Ruth’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a memorial to celebrate her life and work, date to be announced.

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Linda Hughes Hiser

1 May 2019

Ruthie and I were inseparable childhood friends growing up on Washington Drive in Pittsburgh. Most days we were together, two Tom boys, playing in the woods, riding bikes, having kool ade stands, attending Hiland Church activities, walking to and from school, taking the streetcar into Pittsburgh for the day, movies at the Gerard Theater in West View, weeks at church and YWCA camps and last but not least, two weeks every summer at Stone Harbor, New Jersey. We reconnected a few years back through her brother, Steve and Facebook. I treasure the memories from the 1950’s and early 60’s and sharing our lives over the past 50 years when we were not in communication I will hold in my heart. To family and friends, my sincere condolences.

Lynda Horsman

30 April 2019

Ruth was my cousin. I was not in touch with her after she moved to Canada. I often wondered what she was doing.
I am very sorry for your loss.
From what I remember of her she was very nice when I visited Pittsburgh with my parents.

Diane Roblin

30 April 2019

Ruth was such a warm and loving person ....she loved a good laugh..... and she always had a wonderful twinkle in her eyes.....which were also filled with curiosity for all around her. She will be so missed.

Michelle Bull

30 April 2019

Ruth: creator of so much beauty, wry observer of the world and its inhabitants. And a good friend.

Stratton Bull

30 April 2019

Ruth was the muse of us all.
xx
strat

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