Ruth Churchill

Ruth Victoria Churchill

Sunday, May 24th, 1931 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Churchill, Ruth, 88 of Overton passed away peacefully at Nakile home for Special Care, April 12,2020. Born in Yarmouth May 24,1931 she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Hazel (McGray) Shaw. Ruth was a lifelong member of the Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Overton, having been their organist for several years. Her faith being very important to her through out her life. In her early years she was a member of the singing group, The Nova Chords. She was a strong Toronto Blue Jays Fan and made that well known to her family that was not. Ruth played a major role in the family farm, The Churchill Brothers, she held the company together for many years and was up to any task that was presented to her. She took great pride in her family and loved them all dearly. She is survived by her sons, Rick (Janet Emin), Overton; Gary (Yvonne), Overton; Chris (Michelle), Overton; son in law, Brian Skaarland, Overton; grandchildren, Blair; Stephen; Adam; Darlene; Tim; Dianna; Mike; Ryan; Robbie; Jason; Mandy; 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Churchill; daughter, Wendy Skaarland; daughter in law, Charlene Churchill; granddaughter, Shannon Churchill. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium. There will be a private funeral service held Saturday, April 18,2020. For those of you who wish to view this service may do so, Saturday, April 18,2020 at 1pm on Sweeny’s Funeral Home website. Rev. Tim Turpin officiating. Interment to take place in the Cheggogin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Memorial Baptist Church or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at .The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff on the 4th floor of Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Roseway Manor and Nakile Home for Special Care.
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 1:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Webcast Service only
    Pastor Tim Turpin
  • Interment

    Cheggogin Cemetery
    Chegoggin, NS
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Donations are being accepted for: FAITH MEMORIAL UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH.


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Becky williams

Posted at 02:12pm
Ruth was a great Sunday school teacher. She blessed our childhood. Becky williams.

Veralyn and Bernie Bonnar

Posted at 10:16am
Sincere condolences to the Churchill family on the loss of a lovely lady.
-, Veralyn and Bernie Bonnar and Joyce Rogers


Posted at 10:09pm
Our deepest Condolences to Gary and the family Ken & Ruth deMolitor

Shelley Bodge

Posted at 09:56pm
My deepest condolences go out to the family - so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a strong woman and always had a smile on her face and a great sense of humor. She faced deep hardships in her life with the early loss of husband Fred and then her dear and only daughter Wendy. Although she had her own health challenges, the last time I visited her in the hospital she was very upbeat and was very accepting of her situation and her options, and she was content with her decisions. She was a key element in the Churchill family and will be deeply missed. She is now at peace with her husband and daughter. Take comfort in your lasting memories of her and know she is now at rest.

Kathy Nickerson

Posted at 08:29pm
So sorry for your family's loss, she was such a wonderful lady. We will miss her.
~Glen and Kathy Nickerson

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