October 17, 1915 – July 11, 2011
We are sad to announce the passing of Ruby Fawcett on July 11, 2011 at the age of 95 years.
Born in Burin, Newfoundland Ruby, her parents and five brothers and sisters moved to Edmonton. Ruby spent her younger years in Edmonton before moving to Calgary. She married Cecil Fawcett, the owner of Fawcett Plumbing. Ruby lived in her Veteran’s Land Act Grant House for sixty-five years. She is believed to be the last of the original owners in the Winston Heights Community. She was so proud of her lifetime membership award, she was also proud to be an original member and strong supporter of North Minister United Church and The North Star Chapter Thirty-Four of the Eastern Star. Ruby exercised her great sense of humour with the Peter Lougheed Hospice staff and visitors right up to her passing. On her last day the Peter Lougheed staff wrote Ruby a thank you card for her inspiration.
Ruby leaves behind her dear children Leonard Cecil Fawcett of Calgary and Donald Bond Fawcett (Christine) of Duncan, BC. Also to mourn her passing and celebration of her happy life are her grandchildren Richard (Heather) Fawcett, Tanis (Ryan) Fenton and Jami Fawcett all of Calgary. Great-grandchildren Easton and Addison Fenton and newly arrived Samuel Fawcett, special nieces Sandra Cameron and Phyliss Comrie. Daughters of Gwen Comrie her most beloved sister of Victoria, BC. In addition niece Patricia Allen of Calgary.
She was predeceased by her husband Cecil Fawcett who passed away in 1986.
“Ruby, A Special Gem”
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to charity of choice.
In living memory of Ruby Fawcett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences