Ruth Winnifred Nicholson
NICHOLSON, Ruth Winnifred – 80, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2012 in the QEII Health Sciences Center. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late William and Lalia May (Dempsey) Drysdale. For many years, Ruth had worked as a secretary. In her youth, she had worked at Moir’s Chocolates, from where she always brought a chocolate treat home to her siblings. Ruth loved to dance and sing, and will fondly be remembered and forever loved. She is survived by sister, Donna Atwood, brother, Allison Drysdale, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Cole Lively, her second husband, Gerald Nicholson, an infant son, Robert, brother, Bill, and her sisters, Irene, Elizabeth, Bernice and Rita. Arrangements are under the direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Friday, April 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Saturday, April 14 from 12-2 PM. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 PM, with Rev. Allan Frye officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting, www.walkerfh.com.