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Ruth Mary Forsey

December 11, 1915 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 102)


Ruth Mary Augusta Forsey

North Sydney

We are sad to announce the passing of Ruth Forsey, age 102, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Born in North Sydney on December 11, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William and Amelia (Billard) Amey.

Ruth had a longtime association with St. Matthew Wesley United Church in North Sydney. She often recalled fond memories of church activities in her younger years and her involvement in the Ruth unit of the UCW. Ruth also enjoyed a good game of crib and was famous for her ginger cookies.

Ruth is survived by her four daughters, Lois (Harry) Goodwin, Linda (Lloyd) Knott, both of Truro, Jean Forsey, Dartmouth, Cheryl (Paul) Belanger, Canmore, AB; two sons, Gary (Kathy) Forsey, Sydney, David (Kathy) Forsey, Dartmouth; by sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; by her sister Gloria (Murray) Neilson, Vancouver BC and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband James S. Forsey, two sons, James A. Forsey, Brian Forsey; three sisters, Olive Murray, Ethel Francis, Jean Walsh and by four brothers, Roland Amey, Arthur Amey, William Amey and Gerald Amey.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. A. F. D’Intino, Dr. John Archibald, and the staff of the Cove Guest Home for the excellent care given to Ruth.

There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Ruth will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.  Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, 4th Floor Cape Breton Regional Hospital P.O. Box 561 Sydney, NS  B1P 6H4.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

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