With sadness and celebration of a life well lived, the family of Ruth Isabel McCrea, age 65, of Shannon, NB, announces her death which occurred on Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Sussex, NB, on January 1, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Kathleen (Bostwick) McCrea. To those she loved and leaves behind, Ruth has written these words;
"Well Folks, if you are reading this, I’ve gone to be with Mom and Dad. I leave behind my brothers: Larry McCrea and James (Carola) McCrea; my sister Susan; as well as several nieces and nephews. I wasn’t going to mention this, but I also leave behind the joy of my life, my cat, Walter.
My warmest thanks go out to people such as my boss and long time friend, Frank McKenna; all of the health care professionals who helped me through this process and, in particular, my sister Susan, without whom I could not have done it.
My family know that I do not want a wake or a funeral. If you wish to remember me, please consider making a donation to the Shannon Cemetery, your local SPCA or to the Sussex Chapter of CARMA."
A celebration of Ruth McCrea’s life will be held at the McCrea Farm, 2690 Route 705, Shannon, NB, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre(506–839–2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through SherwoodsFuneralHome.com.