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Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel

322 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, ON

OBITUARY

Ruth Christina Neadles

May 21, 1914October 16, 2019
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At 105 years Ruth thought the Lord had forgotten about her. On October 16th, she was called to her maker and is resting peacefully. Predeceased by her husband, James after 57 years of marriage, much loved mother to her only son, Jimmie (Robbie), and grandchildren, Leanne (Mark), Julie (Heather), and Jay, Great grandchildren, Daniel (Danielle), Taylor (Twyla), Tasha (Mark) and Michelle; great great grandchildren, Jacob and Jenny. Ruth was born in Oromocto, NB. She was orphaned at the age of 10, losing both parents and two younger sisters, and then her brother in the war. Ruth and Jim moved to Hamilton in 1952. Ruth had a full life! She had many friends and an abundance of energy, along with a great sense of humor. She retired from A&P, was active in St. John’s Church, loved to read, play games/cards, crosswords, bake. She was frugal but always dressed so fashionably. She only wanted an open casket if she looked good and the lining was mauve. We honoured her wishes. Cremation has taken place and a memorial and gathering to honour this remarkable strong woman will take place at the Cresmount Funeral Home, Hamilton on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4pm. Thank you to the staff at Extendicare for their care these past five years and Westmount Terrace and Arkledun where she was Queen Bee the previous ten years.

Mom will live on in our hearts forever!

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, November 3, 2019

Memories

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Sharon Anderson

October 26, 2019

I offer condolences from myself and my family. Although we did not see Ruth very often, I enjoyed her company at social gatherings where she was often the center of the crowd. I am so sorry for your loss.

Linda Doty (Weatherbee)

October 26, 2019

I remember when my mom would take me with her to get groceries at the A&P on Fennell Avenue. Aunt Ruthie was often mistaken for my mother as she had dark hair as did I, however, my mom was a redhead often mistaken as not being my mother. I have two pieces of jewellry that Aunt Ruthie gave me as a child, on my birthday, a signet ring with a turquoise stone and a gold bracelet on another birthday. I remember her as very loving, kind and funny. The last time that I saw her was at the nursing home on Arkeldun Avenue where she was Queen Bee, Miss Society and kept everyone on their toes regarding card games and other social events. She was a special lady and Iknow that she will be missed.

Marlene Slessor

October 23, 2019

Ruth was a charming and classy lady. Ruth was my mother's double first cousin and as a child always enjoyed Ruth and Jim's visit to our house in Toronto. On one of her visits she brought me a Raggy Ann Doll, which I still have and it was one of my favourites. Ruth always took time to send our family a Christmas card along with a personal hand written letter which we always appreciated her efforts to keep us informed of what she was up to. Jim and Robbie, you will miss her but you should be commended on your dedication and efforts to look after your Mom.
Robert, Marlene Slessor & Family

Cate Walker Hammond

October 21, 2019

Dear Jimmie and Roberta, our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mom. Ruth sounds like she lived life well, and was a joyful person. Thinking of you both, Cate and Alex

Linda Boucher

October 20, 2019

When I was a little girl I went to see Aunt Ruth with my Dad and she gave me a little doll. I kept that doll for many years before handing it over to my daughter who still has it in her memory box. My Daughter, Kelly is now 51

Many years ago my daughter was in a Basketball tournament in Hamilton which I travelled to and stayed with Aunt Ruth - we had a great time shopping, of course, but I took her to Kelly's game and although she did not understand the game or the rules she was cheering just as loud as the rest of us Mom's. Of course she dressed up for this event.

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