Ruby Hooker

 

Born:
September 13th, 1944
Died:
June 29th, 2019

Ruby Jean Hooker aged 74, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019 due to complications from kidney failure. Predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Stanley Staveley. She was the cherished mother to her two children Kevin (Shannon) and Heather (Ravindra) and beloved Nana Ruby to her five grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Keith), Lilyanne (Jeremy), Alexander, Andrew and Matty. Loved and remembered by her siblings Marsha Watson (Jim), Tom Hooker (Dotty), and Larry Hooker (Debbie) and her many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was born in Huntingdon, Quebec on September 13, 1944, the oldest child to Marshall Hooker and Jeanie Todd. Ruby went to elementary and high school in Huntingdon where she met her life-long dear friend Allison Kremer. After high school Ruby moved to Montreal where she earned her Nursing Assistant designation at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH). She worked at the MGH until she married and moved to Dundee, Quebec where she lived for almost 45 years before moving to Saint-Anicet and then Huntingdon in recent years.
Ruby was a great friend and she helped countless people in the community simply by being a kind friend and a compassionate listener. Many will miss their conversations with her and the support she provided.  She was an avid and talented gardener whose beautiful flower gardens around the Dundee property were admired and won several local awards.
Ruby was accomplished artist in many mediums. As a visual artist, she created many paintings for friends and neighbours. She was also a skilled crafter and her crocheted and quilted creations were greatly appreciated by those lucky enough to receive one.  She loved learning and read voraciously. Her literary interests ran the gamut from childrens’ literature to the classics to popular mysteries. Ruby loved a good book, an old-fashioned hand written letter, a good cup of coffee and a house full of family and laughter.  In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a perennial or donating to your local library in her memory. Many thanks to sisters-in-law Debbie Hooker & Dotty Hooker for the kindness and home care they gave Ruby in her last years.
A private family service will take place at a later date. FUNERAL ENTRUSTED TO : RODRIGUE MONTPETIT ET FILS INC. Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.rodriguemontpetitfils.com

Condoleances (25)

  • Jacinthe Deschambault

    We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Ruby was an exceptional woman of many talents with a kindness of gold, I will always cherish the many conversations that I had with her through the years.

    Jacinthe Deschambault and Elmar Langle

  • Wayne

    My sincere condolences to the family.
    Best Regards,
    Wayne Tessier & family

  • Victoria Irving

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother Ruby. She will be missed.

  • James Gavin

    Our condolences to all of Ruby's family.
    Jim and Judy

  • Diane Andre

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.
    Laurent Legault , Diane ,Real and Anik Andre.

  • Martha Armstrong Ritchie

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Ruby’s family at this time of loss. May your wonderful memories eDe your sense of loss over time. Ruby was so special to the Armstrong’s and her kindness will always be remembered by us. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Elaine Moore-Clary

    My condolences to Marsha, Tommy , Larry, their families and the younger generations. Ruby was one of the big ( older) girls when I was in school. A role model, someone to grow up to be like. I remember visiting in their house when Dad had her dad Marshall work his welding magic in his shop.

  • Norman & Pearl Fennell

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Ruby's family.

  • Norma Alfred Latulipe

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. R.I.P. dear Ruby.

    Norma and Alfred Latulipe

  • Gordie and Rachelle Elder

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Staveley family. So sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. We had some wonderful conversations and visits over the years and are blessed to have known her. Rest In Peace Ruby.

  • Betty McIntyre

    Our sincere sympathy to the Hooker family.

  • Gail McNaughton

    So sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. She was a wonderful person & will be greatly missed in the community. Our sincere condolences.
    Gail, Malcolm & William McNaughton

  • Scott MacPherson

    The MacPherson's: You have our sincere condolences, from our family to yours. Ruby helped out our family greatly in our time of need. Ruby was a very kind and thoughtful person, with great intelligence and a huge heart. Ruby will be in our hearts forever.

  • Suzanne Robidoux

    My condolences to the family

  • Norma & Michael Higgins.

    Our Sincere Condolences to you Kevin & Heather and to all your Families..Ruby will be so miss by so many .Rest easy Ruby !!

  • Heather l'heureux

    Our sincere condolences to all the family..RIP
    Heather & Raymond
    StAnicet

  • Roberta Crawford Ouimet

    Gary and I send our deepest sympathies to Ruby’s family. The lose of a sibling is a void that can never be filled. Our thoughts of sympathy are with you all.

  • Carmen Saumier

    To all of you.
    My deepest sympathy. I,remember Ruby at that age on the photo.
    Of course a very good person that will be miss .
    Carmen Saumier. ( From Kensington 1959 to 1972)

  • Bruce and Anna (Stark) Snair + Tommy Stark

    Marsha we would like to express our deepest sympathy. in the passing of Ruby. Sympathies to the entire families. also. Thinking of you. God Bless!

  • Connie Stowell

    My deepest sympathy to Kevin & Heather...
    Ruby always had a smile that lit up a room. I have many memoires of her at the Dundee Zion United Church; always so helpful and easy to talk to.

  • Debbie LeVoguer

    Ruby was such an important person to me throughout my life. I have always admired her wisdom, many talents and courage! I remember her so fondly with much love!! Hugs to all of you missing her.

  • Mavis Crawford

    Sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. Our sympathy to the Hooker and Staveley families.
    Mavis and Marcel Forget

  • France

    Mes sympathies à la famille particulièrement à Kevin,voisin de Dundee et de Leahy.Je me souviendrai de Ruby en me rappelant la voir vu lors d un événement social à Dundee,,assise sur un banc , dehors , avec une robe longue, un chapeau de paille large, devant des plates bandes de fleurs..une belle femme dans un jardin à l anglaise.....digne d’une peinture qu’ elle aurait pu faire ,j’imagine.Au revoir Ruby.

  • Daniel Pomminville

    My sincere condolences to the family. Ruby's joyous light will forever shine in our hearts.

  • Jean Robertson

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to th Hooker family.
    Jean and family

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