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Ruth Chisholm (Uloth) MacInnis


MacInnis, Ruth Chisholm (Uloth), Halifax. Ruth passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at Northwood Manor, Halifax on September 5. Daughter of Alex & Eva (Chisholm) Stalker, Ruth grew up on the farm in Moose River. She graduated from Aberdeen School of Nursing and spent many years working as a nurse, mostly in the emergency department at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She became the first plant nurse at Scott Maritimes and ended her nursing career at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Hugh) Matheson; son David (Debbie) Uloth and stepson Kevin (Judy) MacInnis; stepdaughter, Kathy(Ed) Jalbert and their extended families. She is also survived by grandchildren Christopher (Meaghan) Matheson, Mark (Jennifer) Matheson, Michael (Mallory) Matheson, Andrew Matheson, Andrew (Jen) Uloth and Jillian Uloth, great granddaughters Amelia and Madeline Matheson and Claire Uloth as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Ruth was predeceased by her husband Don MacInnis in 2008; two sisters Harriet MacMillan and Marion Marshall. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro from where visitation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11th commencing at 1 pm followed by a Celebration of Ruth’s Life at 2 pm. with Reverend Andrew Campbell officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. A family burial will follow in Pinegrove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family flowers only. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to 2nd Centre Northwood Manor, Halifax, or to Feed Nova Scotia.

A special thanks to all the caregivers at Northwood Centre who were just like family to her. 

In Ruth’s memory our family would appreciate it if those who knew her would do a good deed for someone. Ruth cared deeply about being kind and helping others. She will be missed.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ruth’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS

Visitation Time
1-2 pm prior to funeral service
Visitation Location
Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS

Burial Date
September 11, 2019
Burial Location
FAmily burial. Pinegrove Cemetery, Stewiacke east, NS

Requested Charity
2nd Centre Northwood Manor, Halifax, or to Feed Nova Scotia.