Obituary of Ruby Winnifred Rose Watkins
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that the family of the late Mrs. Ruby Watkins (nee Horwood) announces her passing. Ruby passed away suddenly but peacefully at Lakeside Homes in Gander on March 7, 2021 at the age of 85 years. Ruby was predeceased by her parents: John and Annie Horwood; husband Roy; brothers: Hubert, James and Ralph (Marion) Horwood; brothers-in-law: Hubert Jenkins, Fred (Lucy) Watkins and Elmo (Rose) Watkins; sisters-in-law: Mae (Cyril) Jenkins and Evelyn (Thomas) Churchill.
Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of beautiful and loving memories are her devoted children: Margaret (Don) Harvey, Kathy (Larry Dickison) Watkins, and Janice (Ed) Simms; grandchildren: Dana, Jennifer (Justin), Zack (Teri-Lynn), Rebecca (Will), Ian and Aidan; great-grandchildren: Jack, Lauren and Meredith; brother Melvin (Marjorie) Horwood; sister Marjorie Jenkins; sister-in-law Rowena Horwood; brother-in-law William (Claudine) Watkins; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ruby was a gentle, kind-hearted and hard-working woman who went above and beyond for her family and friends. Her home was always welcoming to family and friends (old and new) and she took great pleasure in preparing lunches and meals for others. No one was a stranger in Mom’s house. She was truly an angel among us. Ruby had great faith in God and she was a long-time member of the Salvation Army Corps in Twillingate. The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful caregivers at Nightingale Manor and Lakeside Homes in Gander where Mom spent the last several years.
In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Mom’s love of helping others, donations in her memory can be made to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our families and our community continues to be our highest priority. At this time there will be a private family funeral service held from Isles Funeral Home, Twillingate on Saturday, March 13 at 1 pm. A condolence message for the family may be made by visiting the website at www.isles funeral home.ca
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