Ruth McLain

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove rd
Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Ruth Clara McLain

McLain, Ruth Clara – Age 98 of Cookville, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away April 2, 2024, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Big Lots on February 14, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Enes and Evelene (Oickle) Hirtle. Ruth is survived by daughters, Jessie (Darcy) Fletcher, Pine Grove; Marie McLain, Chester; grandchildren, Ricky, and Anthony; 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Harry, brothers, Rodney, and Lomar, and grandson, Mathew.

In her younger years, Ruth was a country girl. She enjoyed working on the farm, being outdoors and gardening. She was an avid crocheter, and hooked rugs and mats. Ruth always enjoyed country music, attending many Blue Grass Jams over the years. She was proud of her grandchildren, and especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Pine Grove. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Victorian Order of Nurses, The Pine Grove Cemetery Fund, or a charity of choice. A special thank you to the caring staff of Ashwood Lodge Assisted Living, and the nurses and staff of the 4th Floor, South Shore Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater where online condolences may be made by visiting

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