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Ruth Marceline Hollett

Funeral service for the late Ruth Marceline Hollett, 76, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held March 18 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Andrew Gillies officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the
Funeral service for the late Ruth Marceline Hollett, 76, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held March 18 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Andrew Gillies officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring. Mrs. Hollett died March 9, 2019, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Jeanette Hermanson and Pamela Hollett. Jake Hollett and Drew Hollett presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Pomquet Choir, Verna MacDonald-Mahaffey, Robert Rennie and John Rennie. Pallbearers were Dave Hollett Sr., Louis DeYoung, David Hollett Jr., John DeYoung, John Michaluk and Ken Melanson. Born November 18, 1942, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Julieanne (Aucoin) DeYoung. She was raised on the family farm in Pomquet, where she developed her love of animals. She graduated from St. Martha’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse’s Assistant in 1963, then moved to Toronto, where she was employed at St. Joseph’s Health Center for 35 years. Upon retirement, she returned to Pomquet and enjoyed working as a volunteer at various charitable organizations around the community. She enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was a walk in the woods berry picking, strolling on the beach, sitting around the bonfire with family, or tending to her flower gardens. Several close and long-time friends were an important part of her life and she always made sure to keep in touch. Her family was the center of her life. She shared a special bond with her siblings and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dave; son, David (Pamela) Hollett, Port Perry, Ontario; daughter, Denise Hollett (John Michaluk), Timberlea; two grandsons, Jake, Drew; three sisters, Marie (Joe) Melanson, Pomquet; Margaret (William) Fraser, Pomquet; Dorothy Mattie, Tracadie; two brothers, John (Wendy) DeYoung, Louis (Helen) DeYoung, both of Pomquet; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Ted Mattie. Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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