It is with sadness and heartbreak that the Ruby family wishes to announce the sudden passing on March 3rd, 2019 of Eric Ruby, age 70, in Huntsville, Ont. Beloved son of Murray and Stella Ruby, brother to Michael, Paula (Martin), uncle to Stefan and Michaela and friend to many.
Eric was a passionate athlete his entire life. From the Huntsville mainstays of hockey where he played goal to lacrosse to skiing which took him to stints in Switzerland in the 70’s & western Canada. A ferocious tennis player, he confused opponents by hitting strokes with either his right or left hand. Some racquets were broken along the way. In later years Eric took to the pool enjoying swimming.
Eric spent many years working with his father Murray, at Ruby’s Men’s Wear. Where Eric brightened up the Main St. with his colourful sense of humor and boisterous commentary.
Eric had a wicked sense of humour and hi jinks and a “way” with words.
He was a thoughtful friend to many. Ever caring, keeping in touch and picking out the best cards for all occasions to the chuckles of all.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on May 11th at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Club Chalet at 11 a.m., lunch to follow.
Thank you to First Responders, EMS and Huntsville Hospital Staff and Larry & Bill Mitchell of Mitchell Funeral Home.
He will be missed by family and friends from far and wide.