Obituary of Ruby Geraldine Morton
MORTON, Ruby Geraldine – Age 89, of Watford, Lunenburg County died at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the eldest daughter of Ford R. and Frances E. (Sullivan) Drew formerly of Berwick/Auburn.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Waldo Morton; children: Wendy (Gary) Mailman, Bridgewater; Wanda (Brian) Beattie, East Dalhousie; Penny (David) Myler, Canaan; Randy (Della) Ernst, New Germany and Bonnie (Tommy) Meldrum, Mount Uniacke; 14 grandchildren, 2 adopted grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by sisters, Audrey Boylan, Berwick and Gayle Smith, Blandford; brothers, Wayne Drew, Porters Lake and David (Elaine) Drew, Auburn; sister-in-law, Fran Drew, Auburn.
She was predeceased by daughter, Geraldine; grandson, Joseph, sister, Gwennie; brother, Reg and infant son, Rickey.
Ruby was born and grew up in Berwick until she got her first job at the telephone company as an operator/dispatcher in Kentville. She later moved to
In 1970, she moved to
They enjoyed square dancing, legion dances and farming together. She always had a big meal prepared everyday and was known for her apple pies, doughnuts, mincemeat, homemade bread, baked beans and more!!!
After a few years in
In later years she also took up silk flower arranging and jewelry making. She had a flair for color and combinations that stood out!!!
The last 15 plus years she was seen frequenting Frenchies and
Ruby had a wealth of knowledge on ancestry. Sometimes, you could get lost in the family tree of someone because she knew each and every one of them! Sadly, all that knowledge is gone.
She and Waldo spent 18 wonderful summers at
She was always grateful and happy to have Waldo in her life. He became not only her husband but the father to her children and 20 plus grandchildren. She enjoyed the early years when they would square dance and go dancing! She and Waldo in later years were known to frequent “music jams” with Mary. It was hard to find them home!
The children would like to say THANK YOU Waldo for being by her side these past few months. You were always there to take care of her needs! For that we THANK YOU. We THANK YOU for loving her!
We, Waldo and the family, would like to thank her family doctor, Dr. Kerry Parker, Dr Debra Gowan and Noleen with Palliative Care for your understanding and awesome treatment of her needs in very trying times. Also, for the quick actions by surgeon Dr. Lucy Helyer and her assistant, Margaret. You were very special to mom.
A Special Thank You to those that were always there for her with phone calls, visits and food: Mary, Connie, Elaine, Cindy, Fran and her family, Durrell and Ginny, and many, many more. We thank you all for making mom feel so very special, as she was.
As per her request, there will be no service. Burial will be held at a later date. No flowers please, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Epworth United Church or the Salvation Army.
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