Munroe, Ruth "Mae” – It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beautiful and beloved Mae, age 70, of Musquodoboit Harbour, on May 15, 2015, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Sinclair Benjamin and Grace Evelyn (Crooks) Faulkner. Mae was a very genuine and kind person who radiated to everyone she met. She loved animals, and her little dog Sassy meant the world to her. Prior to retirement, Mae worked for the Red Cross as a homecare worker; she loved working with the elderly and cared for each of her clients as if they were her own family. Mae was very artistic, and shared her passionate enthusiasm for tole painting, teaching classes at Country Treasures. She loved reading, attending flea markets, and travelling. She most recently flew on her own for the first time to South Carolina, where she enjoyed a month-long vacation of sun, shopping and lots of laughter. Mae enjoyed a beautiful Mother's Day with her loving family and said it was the best Mother's Day she ever had. Mae and Robert spent their last evening together doing what she loved most, waltzing in their kitchen to the sound of Conway Twitty.
Mae is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert; her children whom she adored, Sherry-Lynn (Doug Graham), Rhonda (Wes Wiley), Ronnie (Karen Sutherland), Tammy, and stepson, Robbie. Mae absolutely loved being surrounded by her family, especially her cherished grandchildren, Justin Day, Wesley and Lindsey Wiley, Michael Weatherley, Courtney and Connor Sutherland; sisters, Virginia "Jenny" Faulkner (Darryl Fader), Evelyn (Philip) Walker; extended family, Barbara Kaulback, Emma Brown, Florence Prosser; in-laws, Mary (Reg Ridgley), Nancy (David Harding), Shirley MacKay, Bill Sutherland (Margie), Sharlene Woods; several nieces and nephews; best friends since childhood, Linda and Butch McGinn; special friends, Wanda and Donnie Manuel.
At Mae's request, cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Mae's Life held on Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m., in St. James Anglican Church, 66 Dolby Hill Rd., Head of Jeddore. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be forwarded to Robert and family at: firstname.lastname@example.org