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HANEY – Ruth Jean (nee Thorne)

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.

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  1. Dalton & Sheila London :

    Dear Dave & Brenda,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May our Lord make this a time of celebration and praise as you say farewell to your mum.
    Warm regards
    Dalton & Sheila

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  2. Dalton & Sheila London :

    Dear Dave & Brenda,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May this be an occasion of celebration and praise as you bid farewell to your mum.
    Warm regards,
    Dalton & Sheila

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  3. Dear David,
    Thank you so much for letting me know about your mom. I only met her one time so enjoyed the visit. I loved getting her card each Christmas and keeping up with her family. She was a precious link to Brian’s family. My prayers are with you all in this loss. It is so hard to lose a precious Mother and the girls and I will keep you all in our prayers in the days ahead. Please tell the others I am so sorry for your loss.

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  4. Al & Betty Nicholson :

    Dear Janice, Gordon & Family:
    We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your families at this time. Janice, your Mother and Father were a very “Special Couple”. Your mother always had such a beautiful smile. Your Mom’s life, standards and convictions are so much a part of your own life, and so her testimoney will ive on through you. What a precious thought. Today, she has come to full understand what her Christian Life has been all about. What a glorious hope for one who has lived her life in preparation for her eteral home… Praying that our Lord will surround you with His Love, and that His Presence will fill you with His Peace. With Special Thoughts and Love to you all. Al & Betty

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  5. Merle & David Balmain :

    Dear Janice, Gordon & Family

    We remember your Mum as a wonderful Christian lady who always had a smile. When our girls were little they used to think she was a fairy godmother! We also remember her as a good friend to our Mother, Caroline Forman. Mum always looked forward to Ruth’s letters and her many phone calls.

    We know you will miss her, but how wonderful it is to know that because of her faith she is now in heaven. Our prayers and thoughts are with you!

    Sincerely
    Merle & David Balmain

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  6. Gail Storrf :

    Janice and Gordon,
    I just read in The Gleaner of Janice’s mother’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Grumpy Chase told me something very meaningful when I lost my Dad and I share it with you now in hopes it helps. Grumpy said “don’t try to stop the hurt, it is a measure of the deep love you shared with each other”. Love, Gail

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  7. Karen (Inch) Gilliss & David Gilliss :

    Darlene, Rick & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May the many happy memories of your mother bring you comfort now and in the times to come.
    Take care,
    Karen (Inch) & David Gilliss

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  8. Herb & Nell Page :

    We send our condolences to the Haney family at this time.
    Ruth was a long-time great friend to my mother, Elsie McLellan, and our dads were good friends too, working together in ministry throughout the Maritime provinces (many years ago).
    It was good to have a short visit with Bob & Jane at the UNB reunion, and we want you to be sure that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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  9. Brenda (Fenton) Barkhouse :

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a dear lady and I have fond memories of her….so kind and caring . Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda

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  10. Dean MacDonald :

    On behalf of the congregation of Hillsborough Baptist Church, I would like to extend our condolences to all of the Haney family.

    Ruth and Pastor Floyd had a wonderful ministry during their years of service in Hillsborough and in the Salem and Weldon churches as well. Over the years, many people from the church and the community have fondly remembered them to me and shared their appreciation for this dear couple.

    Ruth was widely respected for her gifts of hospitality, her commitment to her family and for her supportive ministry partnership with Pastor Floyd. Many have also shared their gratitude for the ladies home Bible study which she led for many years and for the engaging way she taught her Sunday school class.

    She exemplified 1Corinthians 15:58 in her life which calls us to “…be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord…”
    We give thanks for the joyful and engaging way in which she served and for her deep commitment to her Lord and Saviour.

    A donation to Samaritan’s Purse is being made in her honour.

    The Lord’s strength and blessings to you all.

    Rev. Dean MacDonald

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  11. Dean MacDonald :

    Dear David and Brenda
    I wanted to add a personal word to you and to your family. Your Mum was a wonderful lady and I am grateful that I have had the joy of meeting her and being a personal recipient of her hospitality. She exuded such character and personal strength which I know was a great influence on all of her family. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
    We bought the same parsonage in Hillsborough several years ago so we would love to have you come sometime and see the home where you were raised.
    With fond affection.
    Dean and Louise

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  12. Betty Adams :

    Dear Janice, Gordon and Family,
    It is with sadness that I read of the death of a dear Mother and Grandmother. Thoughts and prayers are with you all today.
    May the knowledge of seeing your loved one in eternal life sustain you today.

    With love,
    Betty and Glen Adams

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