Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS


Ruby Grace Porter

February 17, 1924June 22, 2020

PORTER, Ruby Grace, age 96 of Bear River, passed away June 22, 2020 at Mountain Lea Lodge. Born in Princedale, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Brown) Wright.

Ruby loved Church, Sunday school, singing in the choir and prayer meetings. She enjoyed traveling and being on the road with her family. Ruby is survived by her loving husband, Earl Porter of 68 years; daughter, Jane Porter; sister-in-laws, Carlene Parks, Joyce Porter, Dot Wright and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Ruby was predeceased by sister, Mildred; brothers, Harry and Lewis.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday, June 25 from Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service will be 2pm Friday, June 26 from Bear River Baptist Church Rev Earl Waterman officiating with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. With the current heath regulations, maximum of fifty people and social distancing will be required.

Donations in memory can be made to TLC Animal shelter or a charity of choice. Family would like to thank the staff of Grace Haven and Mountain Lea Lodge for their compassion and care. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com


  • Afternoon Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Evening Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Ruby Grace Porter

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Karna Wright

June 30, 2020

Earl & Jane, Our condolences to you both. Ruby was a one of a kind individual, she made you so comfortable at her home as well as Earl. We had some great memories of them both when we did ski doing at Lake Jolly. May she REST IN PEACE.

Karna Wright & Craig Potter
Smith's Cove, Digby Co., N.S.

Bruce & Natalie Isles

June 29, 2020

Dear Jane & Earl,

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of Ruby. What a cheerful, positive person she always was. Many good memories of her and stopping to talk while she hung clothes on the line. Also, great memories of going to church with her and sitting in the pew right in front of her and Earl. Salt of the earth people. We are so thankful for having known her. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Cheryl Cougle

June 28, 2020

Jane, I have fond memories of your mother singing in the choir at church. She was always kind to me. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Cheryl Cougle

Cheryl Height

June 27, 2020

Dear Jayne and family, we lived just down the road from Ruby and Earl, saw them walk nearly every day out for their daily stroll as they got older. Ruby was such a smiley person when you met her. We missed them both when they had to move away. I know you are in a better place Ruby and now time to rest.

Cheryl and Eddie Height

Richard Gates

June 26, 2020

Living next door to Ruby and Earl was such a pleasure as they were both so kind, helpful and jolly people.
Will always remember their smiles.
Sincere condolences to Jane and the other family members.

Debbie Tanner(Switzer)

June 25, 2020

Ruby was a loving person and always quick to greet parishioners at the church entry with her husband Earl. She always made you feel warm and welcomed. I will always remember her quick wit and loving kindness. She was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed(especially her warm hugs).

Cathy (Bartol) Wilkes

June 25, 2020

Jane, I send my sincere condolences to you. I love this picture of her. I remember she always welcomed me at your house. We always seemed to be asking our Moms if one or the other of us could stay for supper. She always made me feel like part of the family. You and your Dad are in my thoughts and prayers. We know your Mom is happy and glowing with joy today.

Chuck and Lillian Daniels

June 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. She is the sweetest, loving and thoughtful friend! She loves the Lord and loved talking about Him and His love for us all.
We ladies spent many years doing a personal bible study at each other’s homes! We had two wonderful leaders...that brought the Word to us! We loved her cottage too! Wonderful memories!
Earl and Jane we are so sorry for your loss! Thank you Earl for your friendship as well! We pray for the Lord’s peace and strength for you and family and friends at this time! Ruby is with her Saviour! Praise You Jesus! ♥️

Larry and Karla Kelly

June 25, 2020

A wonderful woman, pleasant and had the gift of hospitality . We certainly enjoyed our visits and talks with both she and Earl. Sending our sincere sympathy, love and prayers.

Carole Stemkowski

June 25, 2020

Sincerest sympathies for you, Pooh, as you say goodbye to your Mom. Your stories of your earlier days, and the way she either looked the other way, or was completely unaware of your activities painted a picture of a very kind woman who loved her daughter unconditionally. That is a precious gift.
Carole and Dave