Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Ruby Jean Morehouse

July 23, 1929January 24, 2020

Painted by Jean Morehouse

Aged 90, Jean passed away the evening of Jan 24, 2020 after a very brief illness. She was the wife of the late Jones Osborne Morehouse, Sandy Cove, Digby Neck and daughter of the late Rose and Harvey Roddick, Tusket, Yarmouth County.

Jean will be dearly missed by her son Danny Morehouse, daughter-in-law Janice, grandson Adam, daughter Jennifer d’Entremont, son-in-law Andre, sister Peggy Goodwin, sister-in-law Ella Roddick, roommate Marjorie and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and siblings Stanley, Clara, Morton and Lena.

Jean was loved and admired by all who knew her. In that spirit, a celebration of her life will be held in Sandy Cove this summer.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Shoreham Village Home. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Shoreham Village Foundation, 50 Shoreham Crescent, Chester, Nova Scotia.

*A small note to mention that the beautiful painting shown above was actually painted by Ruby, a hobby she had great passion for throughout her years.


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Karen & Peter Smith

February 1, 2020

We were so sorry to learn of Jean's death. She was such a kind person, and it was always so much fun to visit her. I know you will miss her. Our sympathies to you all

Andrew Mitchell

January 30, 2020

Dear Danny & Jennifer:
Lin and I were saddened when we heard from you Dan, about your Mom's passing. She is now reunited with your Father.
In our lives a few people come into it that affect your live in such a good way and for me that was your Mother and Father. I will be forever grateful for their kindness and caring for me, I was truly blessed.
Our deepest sympathy go to you all.
Andy & Lin Mitchell

Ian Ladd

January 30, 2020

Dear Danny, Jennifer and families,

Elaine and Mary join me in sending sincere condolences on your mum’s passing. She was a capable and intelligent woman and had a natural warmth that made her a pleasure to spend time with. We admired her very much. She and your dad were great friends of our family, particularly our grandfather and Mom and Dad. She will live on in our memories.

Lisa Jardine-Francey

January 29, 2020

Jennifer so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of her welcoming nature and down to earth manner. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.


January 28, 2020

Judy and I spent a week of our honeymoon in August of 1963 enjoying our breakfasts at Jean's place. For some reason, we did not stay with them in one of her cottages, but up the road at Sadie Saunders' home. (Sadie chuckled over how much time we spent in our room even during the day.)

Paul and Judy Berry
San Marino, California

Lynn Merritt Harris

January 28, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Jeans passing ...She was such a part of my growing up in Sandy Cove., my friend and neighbor. So many memories of our families and what that meant. She was such a strong, independent lady who loved her family beyond measure. A great sense of humour and a great sense of right and wrong. She had a life well lived and now rests with the angels. Thinking of you Dan and Jenn and families.

Marion Angrignon

January 27, 2020

I am so sorry to read of Jean’s death. I have very fond memories. I was in her class when she first came to Sandy Cove and have sought her advice many times, and always followed it. She was a wise woman in so many, many ways and pleased to share her knowledge. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. Jean.

Carol MEasham

January 27, 2020

That we "oldsters" in Sandy Cove will miss your dear Mom goes without saying. To me, growing up she was "cousin Jean". I used to love to visit with her and she would show me the various keepsakes that she and Obbie had collected from "The Old House". All of you Morehouses know exactly where that place is. She had tales to tell, and knew a lot from days gone by, and oh I wish I could have tape recorded them. She gave me an old cracked teapot that had been a fixture in the old house, and informed me that the dented brass candlestick that I had received from my grandmother, had acquired it's dent when Mary Jane Ross Morehouse (1864-1925) threw it out an upstairs window at a howling cat. It certainly hit something! And of course she made the best jams and jellies in town, and was very generous with same. Danny and Jennifer our love goes out to you and your families and we certainly do hope to see you in the Cove this summer. Love Carol, Tony & family