Ruby Josephine McPhee
It is with gratefulness for a wonderful life that the family of Ruby McPhee announces her passing, which occurred on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Bobby’s Hospice. Born in Wickham, NB on November 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Edna (London) Mott.
Ruby moved to Saint John at a young age to seek her fortune - as well as a library to satiate her voracious appetite for reading. After raising her family and retiring from a long career at Saint John Housing, Ruby volunteered for many years with the Salvation Army income tax clinic. She loved to travel, eat good food, and share intimate conversation. By her skilled hands, thousands of home cooked meals, pies, and pickles were made. Most of all she will be missed for her kindness, her warmth, and her generous, unconditional love.
Remembered forever by her children: William (Linda), Terry (Cathy), Cate, Marilyn (Matt), and Jeffrey; grandchildren: Tricia, Cass, Tristan, Mark, Michael, Josie, Andrew; sisters, Thelma (John), Eileen, Elizabeth, and Sandra (Dave); and father of her children, Danny McPhee.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Ruby’s Life, which will take place at Brenan’s Reception Centre, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) on Saturday, July 7, 2018 starting at 2:00 PM.
For those who wish, remembrances made to Bobby’s Hospice or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.