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McAREAVY, Ruth

April 28, 1926 – October 27, 2012

God was gracious enough to bless our family with one of His finest creations and now it’s time to give her back. On October 27, 2012 Ruth McAreavy – Devoted Wife, Loving Mother and Sister, Understanding Grandmother and Great-Grandmother went home to be with Jesus.

She will be missed by her husband Joe, her twin sons, Don (Heather) and Dennis (Mary); her daughter Lorinda (Brian Morse); as well as her loving brother Joe Spencer Sherritt (Pat), along with their families.

Ruth was born in Consort, AB to George and Lilly Ann Sherritt.  She was very proud of her home town.  At age thirteen Ruth became a big sister to Joe Spencer Sherritt and enjoyed showing him the ways of the farm.  In 1944 she came to Calgary and was hired at Burns where she cultivated many lifelong friends.  Ruth met Joe when her car got stuck and he rescued her and then promptly asked her for a ride to work.  Soon, marriage and children followed and Ruth, Joe, and the boys headed to Yellowknife where Joe was transferred.  Yellowknife afforded a life of adventure and carefree hospitality that forged many fond memories. From Yellowknife they bought their home in NE Calgary and daughter Lorinda arrived.  Mom suffered from hearing loss all her life but never complained.  Learning was difficult yet she succeeded in life with a quiet resolve and a cheerful outlook. Her generosity and loving spirit has enriched those who have had the privilege of knowing her.  She has left a rich legacy on how one should live and love.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, CHHA National Office, 2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON K1V 7P2 Telephone: 1-800-263-8068, www.chha.ca. Our family extends a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Chinook Hospice for their compassionate care.

In living memory of Ruth McAreavy, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Don & Kathy Munroe :

    To Dennis & Family

    Our prayers and sympathy are with you
    are this time!

    Donald And Kathy Munroe

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  2. Gary Grottenberg :

    To Joe and family: I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Please know that your Renfrew Church family holds you in its prayers.

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  3. PETER NESTORUK :

    JOE AND FAMILY

    MY SINCEREST AND HEARTFELT SYMPATHY.

    (My appologies if I don’t make the
    service on Thursday)

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  4. Keith and Roberta Rogers :

    A great Lady. Our sincere condolences.

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  5. Cassandra McGowan :

    Our deepest sympaties to you and your family.

    Cassandra, Lonnie, Dakota and Katelyn McGowan

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  6. BETTY AND BOB PAGE :

    OUR CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR RECENT LOSS.

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  7. Irene & Sandy Brown :

    God Bless you, Dennis & Mary, Don, Lorinda , and your families for loss of your mother. Joe with the loss of your wife. She was a sweet lady who had a this cute, little giggle when she said something. May you have many wonderful memories of her. She is in good care with God.

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  8. Debbie & Tom Benedict (Willetts) :

    Mr. McAreavy & family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Mrs McAreavy always made us neighbourhood kids laugh. She will be missed. Our hearts go out to all of the family.
    Tom & Deb

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  9. Patricia Meadows :

    Don and Dennis, my condolences on the loss of your mother. Pat Meadows

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  10. Greg & Amy Gerlitz :

    To Dennis & Donnie and the family,
    I remember in my youth spending many a day at your parents house with you. I have wonderful memories of your Mom & Dad.
    Our sincere Condolences,
    Greg & Amy Gerlitz

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