Ruby Keizer

Obituary of Ruby Agnes Keizer

Age 87, of Sheet Harbour Passage, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Ruby was born on December 7, 1934, in Moser River, to the late Melissa “Agnes” (Bezanson) and Murray Naugler. Ruby moved from her home of Moser River to Sheet Harbour Passage to teach in a one-room schoolhouse at the age of 17. It was during this time that she met the love of her life and future husband, Dunlop. Together they raised their two children in a home filled with love, laughter, delicious food, and music. Throughout her life she loved tending to her flower garden, bird watching, and listening to songs by her favourite musician, Charley Pride. After the passing of her beloved Dun, she found love again and married her second husband, Jim. Known for her generosity and kindness, Ruby was a much loved member of her community. She, along with her husband, Dunlop, was an active and loyal member of her church, where she frequently read passages and sang hymns. She read her bible every day and throughout her life continued her deep faith in the Lord. She was a perfect host to her many friends and family who frequented her home, always having fresh, delicious baked goods and ensuring that no one ever left without a cup of tea and a smile. Everyone who ever came to visit Ruby was always greeted with her beautiful smile, offered to stay for a wonderful home-cooked meal, and made to feel completely at home. Ruby was a very intelligent woman, and always willing to help anyone in need and you could always look to her for an answer to any burning question you had. Survived by her children, son, David (Janet) Spears; and daughter, Janet (Kent) Holley; grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Spears, Nicole (Craig) Shaw, Melissa (Stephen) Landry, Murray (Destiny) Spears, Megan Holley, and Maria (Daniel) Holley-McGee; great-grandchildren, Adam Shaw, Charlie Spears, Michael Spears, Emilia Landry, and Emma Spears; sisters, Julie (Irvin) Wells and Alma Schaffenburg; brother, Herbert Naugler; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Dunlop Spears; second husband, James “Jim” Keizer; granddaughter, Mary Holley, in infancy; great-grandson, David Spears, in infancy; sisters, Nina Smith, Hannah Mills, and Alice MacMillan; brother, Kenneth Naugler. Ruby was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31st, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home in Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2 p.m. in St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, Sober Island Rev Mike Foley officiating. Burial to follow at Beaver Harbour Cemetery. The family is requesting that masks be worn. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Harbourview Lodge for their loving care to Ruby over the past year and a half, and thanks to Dr. Don MacDonald for his care and compassion over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.crowellsfuneralhome.ca Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. -Mary Elizabeth Frye
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Tuesday
31
May

Afternoon Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home
22558 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-885-2411
Masks are requested
Tuesday
31
May

Evening Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home
22558 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-885-2411
Masks are requested
Wednesday
1
June

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
St. Margarets Anglican Church
28 Shortcut Road
Sober Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rev. Mike Foley officiating. Masks are requested.
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