Miller, Ruth Florence – Age 86, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away April 3, 2015, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital. Born in Cooks Brook, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Mary (Wilson) Mitchell. Ruth was a hard worker, a generous person, and was an avid country music fan. She had been employed for a number of years at the hospital in Middle Musquodoboit, where she made many friends. Anyone who talked to her knew of her sense of humour and how much she enjoyed telling a joke.
Surviving are her sister, Georgina Cook; children, Gordon Barton (Peggy), Muriel Barton West, Cindy Fraser Beeler, Laurie Ralph Miller; stepchildren, Maxwell (Heather), Marshall (Colleen), Vincent “Buddy” (Charlene), Darlene (Myles) Taylor, Dianna McMullin, Pauline Langille; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Barton; second husband, Bruce Miller; son, Freddy Barton; brother, Earl; sister, Thelma; nieces, Gloria, Lois, Ruby; nephew, Merlin.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m., in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev. Dr. Linda Yates officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. The family will meet friends for a reception downstairs in the church following the service. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Halifax, Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society or a charity of choice.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion given to Ruth and the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.