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McCLUSKEY, Ruth Lillian

July 27, 1921 – December 8, 2012

Ruth Lillian McCluskey of Calgary passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the age of 91 years.

Ruth was born in Grand Falls, NB to Lillian Taylor (Cowell) and Walter Taylor on July 27, 1921. She married Harry McCluskey and with their four sons the family moved to Peace River, AB. Ruth owned and operated several businesses including the “Five and Dime” general store. Following that, she worked for many years at the Court of Queen’s Bench. After retirement, Ruth moved to Black Diamond, AB and was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She was a genuine, strong, and dependable woman who was dedicated to her family and faith. We are truly grateful to her for the many values and principles that she taught and instilled in us by how she lived her life. We will miss her.

Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David (Ann) McCluskey; grandchildren and their spouses, Alynn (Berwyn), JoAnn (Scott), Maureen (Rob), Dick (Rona), Nicole, Nadine, Dean (Lisa), Paul (Kirsten), Lisa (Chris); and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Harry McCluskey; sons Burton, James and Paul; her siblings and their spouses Chester (Trudy) Taylor, Clarence (Jean) Taylor and Dorothy (Gordon) Beamish.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside service to follow at the Foothills Cemetery in Black Diamond, AB. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Ruth McCluskey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. T2X 3J3, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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  1. Margaret Ann Martineau-Northey :

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as I reflect on Ruth’s life. She was a great lady, caring of others and offering hospitality to many teens in Peace River during our growing up years. Her heart was always in the right place and she helped many of us make a plan for the future. She was the best boss and the best friend my mom ever had. Sending hugs your way and wish I was there with you to celebrate her life. Margaret Ann

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  2. My deepest sympathy to you at this time.
    I know you will miss her.



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  3. Barry & Susan McLachlan :

    We wish to send our heartfelt condolences to you, David, Anne and all of Ruth’s family.
    It is with regret that we did not keep in contact better after she left Peace River. We have however thought of her many times with love and respect. Her house was like home to us. When our daughter Lori was born, the bridge was closed when we were bring her home from the hospital so we just stopped at Ruth’s and were treated like family as always. Both of our kids called her Auntie Grandma Ruth. I worked for her for only a little over a year, but that was enough to consider her a life long friend. We are only blessed with a very few life long friends and she was one of the best. She will always have a special place in our memories.
    Our Love, Barry & Susan

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