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Ruth Loraine Steves


Ruth Loraine Steves
Peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2018, in the compassionate care of the staff of Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown, at the age of 93.

Ruth will live on in the hearts of her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Stephen Alford of Charlottetown; son John Steves (late Patricia Anderson) of Winnipeg; granddaughters Megan Alford (Jesse Waldman) of Vancouver and Lindsay Choo (Raymond) of Burnaby; dear friends Kathy and Gilmour Glencross of Fredericton; brother Gordon Eagles of Riverglade; sisters-in-law Geraldine Eagles of Sussex and Beulah Eagles of Kelowna.

She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, whose visits brought her pride and joy, and by special friends and neighbours, particularly those in Moose Jaw, Moncton and Riverview.

Predeceased by her husband of forty-four years, William Harold Steves of Riverview, NB.

In addition to her parents Ella (Taylor) and Edgar Eagles, Ruth was also predeceased by infant sister Bertha Eagles of Monteagle, sister Frances Eagles of Halifax; sister Audrey Loftus and her husband Alfred of Moncton; brothers Basil Eagles and his wife Edna of Salisbury, Lawrence Eagles and his wife Annie of Thunder Bay, Nelson Eagles of Kelowna, Gesner Eagles and his wife Eileen of Salisbury, and Ernest Eagles of Sussex; brothers-in-law Paul Steves of Chilliwack, Gerald Steves and his wife Lorraine of Ajax; nephews Junior Eagles, Merrill Eagles, Richard Powers; and nieces Lois Hicks, Elaine Kerr, Doreen Burnham and Susan Surrette.

Ruth was born in Monteagle, New Brunswick, in 1925. After graduating from high school in Salisbury, Ruth entered Moncton Hospital Training School and graduated with her RN in 1946. She was an excellent golfer, curler and skier, as well as a beautiful gardener. She was also an avid reader and life-long learner, studying towards a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in her mid-seventies. She enjoyed many creative pursuits including senior choir, quilting, painting and poetry.

Ruth will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, neighbour and friend. She lived her life with gratitude and faith, and leaves a legacy of kindness and generosity.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff of Prince Edward Home, especially Lupin Valley household, for their exceptional care; special thanks also to the staff of Brecken House, Pat and the Elephant, PEI Home Care, Dr. Randy MacKinnon, Dr. Rob Hennessey and Dr. Guy Boswall. Julie extends a special thank you to Kathy Glencross, Valerie Herring-MacBeath, Cathy McGuirk, Shelley Mokler-Clark and her colleagues at Innovation PEI for their constant support.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Belvedere Funeral Home in Charlottetown. The Memorial Service will be held at Salisbury Funeral Home, Salisbury, NB on Wednesday, July 25th at 11 am. No visitation by family request.

Online condolences are welcome and if so desired, donations to The War Amps, Pat and the Elephant or a charity of choice would be appreciated.