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Ruth E. Cassidy


Ruth E. Cassidy

87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017. Born in Barryville, N.B. Ruth was a daughter of the late Merle Hachey and Mary Grace (Ross) Hachey.

Ruth was employed with the George Eddy Company Ltd. for several years in Bathurst, N.B., married Bernie Cassidy and moved to Halifax. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League and enjoyed volunteering with Hope Cottage, Hand and Hand, Camp Hill Hospital (Vets), and the Catechetical Program at St. Michael’s Parish in Halifax for many years.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bernie; sons, David (Janet), Burlington, Ont; Brian (Marnie), Ripley, Ont; Blair (Penny), Halifax; grandchildren: Sheila, Julie, Sarah, Lauren, Hannah, Emily, and Courtney; sister, Eleanor Olscamp (John), Moncton, N.B. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Jack McGraw; brothers, Hanford, Ross, and George Hachey.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers. Thanks to Dr. Kailee Sutherland and Staff from the Spryfield Medical Centre for their kindness and to David Landry and Nurse Algee from the QEII Renal Clinic Division of Nephrology for their valued information and kindness during our visits.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, where visitation will be held on Friday, August 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 12 at 10 AM at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 14 St. Michael’s Avenue; followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7076 Mumford Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Church or a charity of one’s choice. 

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Service Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Service Time
10 AM
Service Location
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

August 11, 2017
Visitation Time
2-4 & 7-9 PM
Visitation Location
Funeral Home

Burial Date
August 12, 2017
Burial Time
Following the Reception
Burial Location
Mount Olivet Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. Michael’s Church or a charity of one’s choice