Ruby F. DeClaire
Ruby F. DeClaire of South Mountain passed away Sept. 17, 2005, at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was 83.
She was born on June 10, 1922 in Mountain to the late Leonard Simzer and the late Margaret Arcand. She was predeceased by herhusb and Stewart DeClaire (Nov. 21, 1999), whom she married on Nov. 11, 1946 in South Mountain. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Stewart (Dale); by grandsons Daryl (Jen) of Chesterville and Chris (Cindy) of Brinston; and by great-grandson Tyler. Ruby was the sister of Irene McKenna of Ottawa and Hazel McLaren of Winchester. She was the sister-in-law of Lillian Simzer of Winchester and was predeceased by Wilburn Simzer and Arnold Simzer.
Ruby was previously employed as a baker at Robinson’s Bake Shop and a laborer at Berry’s Egg Grading Station. She was a member of the United Church.
The funeral was held in the Chapel of the Byers Funeral Home on Sept. 20, 2005 at 11 am with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating, followed by interment at South Gower Cemetery. The pallbearers were Paul Stewart, Gary Gainer, Larry DeClaire, Lee Baldwin, grandsons Daryl and Chris Stewart.