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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
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Ruby Matilda  Pretty

Ruby Matilda Pretty

Friday, July 24th, 1931 - Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Obituary of Ruby Matilda Pretty
Age 89, of Halifax. Passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax on Friday, October 30, 2020 Ruby Matilda Pretty, age 89, born in Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador residing in Bedford, NS.

Left to mourn with wonderful memories are sister, Shirley (Bob) Bragg; son, Jerry (Anne Marie); daughters, Valerie, and Catherine (Greg); grandchildren, Tara (Josh), Bobby (Rebecca), Mitchell (Naomi), Shemara (Adam), Jayme (Danny), and Georgia; great-grandchildren, Bella, Cate, Claire, Phoenix, Linkynn, and Hazen, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Annie Butler formerly of Port-aux-Basques, NL; husband of 53 years, Harry; precious son, Bobby; sister, June; brother-in-law, Jack; brother-in-law, Bob; niece, Ruby, and nephew, Jack.

A very special thank you to Dr. Kathy Gallagher, and her outstanding medical assistant Darlene, who provided wonderful care to Ruby and have been such an important part of her life for decades. Also many thanks to the staff of Northwood Home Care, their fabulous care providers and coordination team for their on-going care and compassion, as well as the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department who cared for Ruby during her time there in mid-October. Lastly the amazing staff at the Victoria General Hospital Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care Units whose professionalism, compassion and dedication were truly remarkable, and will never be forgotten.

Due in part to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Ruby’s wishes no funeral service will occur at this time. Cremation has taken place. Ruby’s cremains will be taken to Gander, NL at a later date for burial at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, a place where a piece of her heart has remained since 1972 with her beloved son, Bobby, and her late husband, Harry, who has rested there since 2007. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruby’s memory to the Palliative Care Inpatient Unit 7A, Victoria General Hospital, NSHA Central Zone, 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.

Arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, Words of comfort and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

Final arrangements in NL will be entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, 60 Roe Ave., Gander, NL A1V 2E1.
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Glenn Yetman

Posted at 07:33pm
Jerry and the Pretty family;

Please accept our condolences and on behalf of Mom and Dad, of whom Ruby and Harry were cherished friends. Dad was so proud when he managed to "navigate" Halifax/Dartmouth to visit Ruby and Harry every time he came to visit me.

Glenn and Sandra Yetman

Gerald and Mollie Saunders

Posted at 09:14am
Sincere condolences on your mom's passing. May she be reunited with her loved ones who have predeceased her.

Lesley Vaters

Posted at 08:39am
Jerry, Val & Cathy:

Sincere condolences on your mom's passing. We have wonderful memories of all the good times our families shared with Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Joe over the years. God bless you all.

Amy, Jocelyn and families

Carol Jones

Posted at 01:49pm
To Jerry, Valerie & Cathy,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of the good times our two families spent together in Gander.My thoughts & prayers are with you during this sad time
Carol Jones

Posted at 06:55pm
On behalf of my family, I send our condolences.

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