The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 13, 2015 of Ruth Newell of Huntsville.
Ruth is missed by Ed Harrigan, long time friend and companion,
Donna Marie and her husband Bryan, their children Jenna Marie Margaret (deceased), Bryson and his fiancée Cameron Eve, Trent, and Elyse
Ken and his wife Michelle, their sons Ethan and Lucas,
Mary-Ruth and her husband Dave,
Maryanne and her husband Jamie and their son Walker.
Visitation will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Wednesday, November 18th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.
A reception will follow in Partner’s Hall of the Algonquin Theatre.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary, would be appreciated by the family.
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Donna Marie: In browsing through Mitchell’s site I came across the fact of your Mom’s passing in 2015. Had I know, i would have sent this much earlier. When I had you at HPS in Grade 7, your Mom was such a delightful parent to deal with. She was always supportive of the classroom activities…homework (!) and field trips. She was truly a treasure from my point of view when we went away from the school…I could depend on her 100%. We remained friends well after you went on into higher grades. I lost track of her after we moved to Bracebridge in 1975. Please accept my belated condolences. Congratulations on your lovely family too. I enjoyed having you as a student in Room 206 at Huntsville Public. I retired from teaching in 1998 and keep busy writing and doing community work. God bless you and your family. Gary Denniss
Michele & Jim Collins
To Ruth’s family: We were very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing as she was a part of the fabric of our lives. Unfortunately we were not able to be at the funeral. We first knew Ruth from being in the choir at All Saints’ where she sang in the ‘tenor’ section with Jim. The woman had pluck!! When Jim & I (Michele) were engaged to be married, she threw a wonderful engagement party at her beautiful home for us where the choir was invited, such fun! Many lovely parties were hosted by Ruth as she was so giving in her nature. Knowing the story about her granddaughter’s passing, when were were to be married, we asked if the priest would wear the ‘memorial stole’ Ruth had made in Jenna’s memory. During the ceremony our hands were wrapped together by the stole, our marriage blessed & Jenna was remembered (having lost an infant brother in 1959 this meant very much to me). Then when Jim’s son Shane was to be married, my father, Rev. Norm Hare, was asked to perform the wedding ceremony. We asked permission to have the ‘memorial stole’ used also in their ceremony. Permission was granted & we took Dad & the stole to Lindsay, ON to do the wedding. He wore it, wrapped Shane & Stacey’s hands, blessed their marriage & Jenna was remembered once again. A few years later we mounted the production ‘The Sound of Music’ as a fund-raiser for All Saints’ church. I cast Ruth as one of the nuns & what a great nun she made! It was a high time for all of us as we made so many memories & had such fun. Our friendship with Ruth just kept deepening over the years. She was a bright sparkle in our life & someone we will cherish in our hearts always. Please accept our deep felt condolences for your sorrow. Our joy is that we will see her again one day when we meet on the other side in heaven with Jesus. God bless you all. With much love, Michele & Jim Collins
Betty Ann Spears
Ruth was a wonderful person and great friend who always gave much of her time and energy to support our community with pleasant words and kindness. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family
Linda Ann Jewell
I was shocked to read this sad news by accident today (Dec. 1) and wish to convey my condolences to the family. I first met Ruth when I taught at Spruce Glen P.S. away back in the late 70s and was pleased to know her down through the years through various associations. Ruth made such a positive contribution to the life of our community. She will be missed by so many of us. Love and peace to you all.
Ken and Barb Stronach
Barb and I were very saddened to see this notice. Ruth and Ed were among our favourite customers at Seven Main Cafe while we owned it and it was always a pleasure to serve their Moccachino’s as she always had a pleasant word to say. We would like to pass on our condolences to Ed and her family.
Hopefully the coffee is as good up there as we were able to serve!
I hadn’t heard about Ruth’s passing until I came in to the theatre today to buy tickets and saw a reception going on. Needless to say it was a bit of a shock to hear. Personally and on behalf of the Huntsville Festival I pass on our condolences to all of Ruth’s family. She was a great friend of the Festival over the years and will be missed.
Jack & Jacquie
of each one of you today and remembering a great mother and friend. Ruth gave much to everyone she came in contact with.
John& Judy Osborne
Our love,thoughts & prayers go out to you and the family. We have made a donation to Tristins fund. Wish we could be with you at times like this . Miss you & value your friendship
Paul & Amy Kenning
Amy and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ken, Ethan, Lucas and Michelle and the rest of the Newell and close families.
Sorry we cannot make it to the funeral.
Joyce Insley & Elmer dobson
We extend our sincere condolences to the family. Ruth was a vibrant, talented lady, a true friend.
Tom and Betty
We are so sorry to read about the loss of your mother She was a great lady. Sorry we can’t be there.
Condolences to the family on the loss of a wondeful lady.