The passing occurred
on Saturday, February 18, 2023 of Ruthven Smith Stewart, 96, of Elk
Court, formerly of Old Barns. Born in Truro, he was a son of
the late Roger and Violet (Ripley) Stewart of Old
Ruthven was a retired
Fisheries Officer with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans
retiring in 1987. He worked in many areas including Pictou, Wallace,
Blackville, NB, and Truro. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to
his camp until his health began to fail.
Ruthven is survived by
his sons, Terry (Sandra), Fredericton, NB, Michael (Susan),
Tatamagouche, and Danny (Cindy), Blackville, NB; grandchildren, Jake
(Shannon) and Joel (Paula), Blackville, NB, Timothy (Jordan), Bedford,
Diane (Tim), Kenora, ON, Martin (Monique), Keswick Ridge, NB; eleven
great grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Stordy), Moncton, NB, Elizabeth
(Dunphy), Halifax, and Ann (Smith), Truro.
Beside his parents, he
was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, the former Joyce Corbett
(2019); sister, Margaret (Grant); brothers, Lawrence, Russell and
Ervin; niece, Cheryl Dunphy; nephew, Barry Smith.
Many thanks to the
staff at Elk Court, Brookfield for the wonderful care they gave to
Ruthven and to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home for their assistance
during this difficult time.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. As
requested there will be no visitation or funeral. A private family
graveside service will be held at a later date in Old Barns Cemetery.
If so desired, donations to Old Barns Cemetery or a charity of choice
are welcomed. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the
family by viewing Ruthven’s obituary on-line and selecting
"Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com