A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Ruth Victoria Spears

November 25, 1922July 18, 2020

Ruth Victoria Spears -97, passed away on July 18, 2020 at the Admiral Long Term Care Centre. Born in Martin’s River she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Jennie (Zwicker) Heisler. She is survived by her sons, David (Lynn), of Lawrencetown, Annapolis Valley, Gary (Sharon) and Randall, both of Dartmouth; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews. Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Clarence; brothers, Lawrence “Bub” Heisler; sisters, Margaret (Wentzell), Joyce “Sister” Rhuland, and Vera “Dolly” Herchmer. In keeping with her wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place under the care of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A private graveside service will take place. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Dartmouth General Hospital. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Admiral Long Term Care Centre for their care and compassion.


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Ruth Victoria Spears

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kerri cross

July 23, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I looked after your mom when I worked at the Admiral and she held a special spot in my heart. We had many good chats in her room. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy Wentzell

July 22, 2020

David, Gary and Randy: Our deepest condolences on losing your Mom. But 97! Great genes. Aunt Ruthie will be missed. Nancy and Andy


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