May 14, 1921–July 16, 2011
It is with loving memories and heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Jean Haney (nee Thorne) on Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Calgary, AB.
She was born May 14, 1921 in Saint John, NB to parents Ethel and Albert Thorne. Upon high school graduation, she trained as a Certified Pharmaceutical Clerk at Dalhousie University and worked in Saint John. She then married Rev. W. Floyd Haney in 1945. In her years as a pastor’s wife, many were touched by her care and friendship—her generosity was appreciated by so many! In the 1970s, she returned to work as a Pharmacy Clerk which she continued until 1993. Three years after her husband’s death in 1994, she moved to Calgaryto be close to family already living there. Family was very important to her; her love for each one was boundless. Family gatherings were a source of great joy and special memories. Most important to Ruth was her walk with God, her deep faith and her commitment to prayer.
She will be forever remembered by her five children, Bob (Jane) of Calgary, AB; David (Brenda) of Fredericton, NB; Cheryl of Toronto, ON; Janice (Gordon) Miller of Calgary, AB; and Darlene (Rick) Tucker of Fredericton, NB; her grandchildren Erin (Ian) Berg and Evan Haney; Christine (Rick) Makowichuk and Elizabeth Haney; Katelyn (Doug) Reid, Kyle and Eric Miller; Richard and Rebecca Tucker; her great grandchildren Felicity Berg and Benjamin Reid; and her sister, Doris (Ron) Marshall and family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Samaritan’s Purse – International, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 Telephone 1 (800) 663-6500 www.samaritanspurse.ca. or The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario Canada M2N 3B6, (416) 222 3341.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel(82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, July 23, 2011at 2:00 p.m. A graveside committal service will occur in New Brunswickat a later date. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. (Calgary), or www.yorkfh.com (Fredericton).
In living memory of Ruth Haney, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences