Ruby Marie Sharpe

June 30, 1952 to March 21, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away in Halifax on March 21, 2020 in a warm embrace and loving arms with her heart filled with the deep love of her family and friends.

Predeceased by her dear father Edward Sharpe and her brother Kevin and sister Debbie. Leaving to mourn her unspeakable loss, her Carol (Byrne), her loving mother Carmel Sharpe; siblings Ted, Diane (Bernie Carrigan), Judy (David Gook), Shirley (Vincent Howard), Maxine, John (Jackie), Jean Ann (Gary Ryan), Stephen (Pamela) and Andrew (Nola); nieces and nephews Christine (Scott Davis) and Ron Carrigan, Mark and Jason Howard, Renee Sharpe, Matthew (Stacey) and Vincent Sharpe, Emily and Liam Ryan, Justin and Colin Sharpe, Jack and Grace Sharpe and great niece and nephew Brody and Sophie,  the Byrne family and her dear friends/sisters of the Catholic Women’s League.

Ruby grew up on Topsail Road (Donovan’s).  Family remained the focal point of Ruby’s life.  She so loved her family and took so much pride in each of them. Upon meeting her, chances are one walked away with a story of her Mom or Carol or one of her sisters and brothers. She loved them and they were part of her every thought and conversation. To the end, she fought to protect them, never wanting them to be worried or burdened.

Ruby was a trailblazer and an instigator even at a very early age – from her ripping her tights climbing the tallest trees and filling her best Sunday hat with chestnuts, to countless hours at the Stadium rollerskating and later, driving her motorcycle through places that will remain unnamed.  She loved music and dancing and would quickly scan any room to determine who was around to do the jive with. In adulthood and retirement, she found so much enjoyment in her garden where she spent countless hours awaiting every blossom, traveling, always wanting to experience more of this world, and her Thursday morning art class.

Never to be forgotten, her little canine companion Tobie (her shadow) who though gone for several years, filled her heart with such joy and love and she talked of him constantly. In her final hours, she was comforted by videos of him.

In her professional life, Ruby devoted her career to working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Always the advocate, she played a significant role in deinstitutionalization efforts in this province and had been part of the closure of Exon House and the Right Futures Project. She truly believed in supporting individuals in the community and she made it seemed so simple for many of her coworkers as she mentored them and taught them to look at life through the eyes of the individual. No matter how great the challenge, Ruby could be heard saying “they’re a pussy cat” as she found the love and kindness in everyone.

Throughout it all, Ruby stayed strong in her faith and served her church with vigor and determination. She prayed for everyone and one could be certain that if you were ill or facing difficult times, Ruby had you on “her list”, a list that grew exponentially but that she remained faithful to. She so loved the Catholic Women’s League of which she was part of for years and took much pride in becoming a Life Member in 2019. She loved the League and the many ways that she was able to use that forum to reach out to those in need. She never gave up on them and even in her final days from her hospital bed, she was doing emails working to coordinate matters and ensure things were taken care off.

Ruby was loved by her huge extended family and by all who had the great fortune to meet her and we will all miss her dearly. We search for ways to fill the tremendous void in our lives left by her passing but as she would have insisted on, we must find a way to seek comfort in a life so well lived and the love that she left with each one of us.

Cremation has taken place and in light of the current health advisories, service arrangements and a celebration of Ruby’s life will be announced at a later date where we will come together to honor her beautiful life.  She continues to push us to overcome the obstacles.

In Ruby’s memory, donations may be made to a charity of your choice as she would continue to want to help as many and as diverse a group as possible or simply reach out to do something nice for someone, especially in these difficult times that we face.

 

“I know that I can’t be with you now

And you can’t be with me

But safe inside my heart, you will stay

That’s where you’ll always be”

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Dear Carol & family- Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Ruby. I had the pleasure of knowing Ruby when we worked together at Cordage Place many years ago. She was always kind, funny and generous to all. May Ruby rest in peace. God bless you all in the days to come. Sincerely, Glendora Boland

Dear Carol, Aunt Carmel and all of your beautiful children, oh what a shock to hear of Ruby’s passing to be with the Lord, whom she so loved and served. My heart is broken as I know all of yours are. My memories go back to childhood too and those bunkbeds and all the wonderful times we had at your home with all of you. You were named after my Mom, Ruby, and Aunt Shirl’s middle name (Marie). I loved you so dearly – best buds forever, me and Bobby McGee lol and please be waiting for me at the gates my angel. I love you all and Mom and I and my brothers, Bob and Jerry and all our family send you our sincerest condolences. Rest in Peace my Sweet Cousin Ruby!!!

So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. Condolences to Carol and all the family. I met Ruby when I was a fourth year SW student in placement on Harvey Rd in 1989. She also helped me get a student job as a Behavioral Aide that year. Rest in peace Ruby 💕

My condolences to Ruby’s family. I met Ruby at CWL National conventions and always looked forward to her stories and her laugh. She will be missed.

My dear Aunt Carmel, Family members & Carol our sincerest condolences to you all. On the passing of your daughter, sibling and friend. Ruby Marie. May she Rest In Peace to the glory of God. Amen

To sweet Carol, and the members of the Sharpe and Byrne families: My condolences on the loss of a true blue soul,. for Ruby truly was that. Her purpose was to display compassion and a willingness to help others and she fulfilled that purpose admirably. My sympathies for your loss.

Robert McLean

To Carol and the Sharpe family, my deepest sympathies. My heart was so saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing.. I met Ruby as a BMS student in 1992 and worked closely with her up until her retirement.. No one could make everyone laugh at a training event, or at any other time, the way Ruby could. I still remember many of her funny stories from back in the days of Social Services. Ruby taught me to be an advocate and that if you didn’t get in trouble once n a while for taking a stand then you weren’t doing your job. She certainly helped the world to be more caring, understanding and of course fun. Carol, my heart aches for your loss.

God Bless,

Lisa Crane

To Carol and the Sharpe family, my deepest heartfelt sympathies.
I first met Ruby just fresh out of University in 91′, working for her as a behavioral aide. I’ll never forget the first day on the job as long as I live. It involved having to contain a goat at one of the clients home. She never skipped a beat stating that I needed to get to the client and the only thing in my way was the goat so deal with it. So I did! I knew from that day on I would love working for this lady and I was right. She taught me on a whole other level, what it meant to never judge someone by its cover. She always saw the good in everyone and felt their pain and suffering. She worked for so many years to make things right and we are all the better for it.
I am deeply saddened that we lost a true angel on earth but know the pearly gates are going to be in for a treat.
Carol, I am sending you my love and the biggest hugs you can imagine. Take care.
Love, Jen

May you Rest In Peace Ruby, and may all those who loved and knew you find some peace in the in the joy you brought to their lives, and the privilege of being fortunate enough to have those memories.

God Bless you,

Terry Mahon

My condolences to Ruby’s family and friends.

I first met Ruby when I started my internship in the Behaviour Management program at the old Harvey Road office back in 1990. She was a mentor and a teacher. There were no back doors with Ruby, she spoke her mind and held strong to her ideals, especially when standing up for someone else.

Later, she was a colleague for many years, until her retirement.

God bless you Ruby, and thank you for all the advice.

Jeanne and Sharpe family , sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing , thinking of you at this difficult time .

Carol, Mrs.Sharpe & families,

Sincere Sympathy on Ruby’s passing.. She was always ready to help anyone who needed help.. Ruby had an infectious smile, and she will be truly missed.. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless you all.

David Miller/Cathy Boulos

Sincerest condolences to Carol , Carmel and all the family. I met Ruby through the CWL .No doubt a marvellous individual who always made my heart sing.. Ruby certainly knew her purpose in this transient life always reaching out to lift humankind a little higher. May her gentle loving soul rest in Eternal peace.

Ruby trained me in as BMS 23 years ago. Her dedication to her clients was amazing. I learned so much from her and her positive outlook on life was contagious.

She called everyone “My Friend” and she meant it.

To Carol, her mom and her siblings, especially Jean Ann, I am so sorry for your loss.

Take care of yourselves.
Lisa Inder

We were so very saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing. We will forever remember her for her passion and advocacy work on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities. And all with a sense of humour and great pride. She was a tremendous mentor and teacher to many, including us. To Carol and the family, our deepest sympathy. Ken and Donna

Carol so very sorry to hear about Ruby’s passing, condolences to you and your families. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. RIP Ruby.

So sorry to hear this news. I knew Ruby when she worked at Exon house. That was a long time ago but I still remember her as if were yesterday. We had some great times back then. Fly with the Angels dear friend until we meet again.

Carol,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Shirley, Vince and Family. We are so sorry for the loss of your sister, Ruby. Keeping you in our thoughts at this difficult time. John and Kathy Ryan.

Carol, I was so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. May your memories of happier days help you through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ruby.

Ruby was a warm caring person with a great sense of humour.
My deepest sympathy to Carol and her family.

So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I still chuckle when thinking of any encounters with her. My favourite story is of her and Carol’s bus trip to Nashville. Condolences to Carol and family. She will be missed.

Shirley and Vincent,
We are sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Pauline

My sincere condolences to Carol and Ruby’s family.So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing.

To all of Ruby’s family and friends, my sincere condolences. I worked with Ruby at Exon House in 1971. It was only a couple of days ago I was talking to a friend and telling her about some of the fun times working with Ruby. Even though I have not seen her since I left Exon House, I still think of her and her great sense of humor and all the fun times. RIP Ruby.

Carol and family
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I only reconnected with Ruby recently as she was visiting her mom and I work there as a nurse. We had a fine chuckle and it was so nice to see her after all theses years. May she Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences.
Colleen Morrissey

Carol, So sorry to learn of Ruby’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol and the Sharpe family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I had the great pleasure of working with Ruby about 20 years ago. I will always remember her as a caring, kind person with such a great sense of humour. My thoughts are with you.

I’m so saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing. She was indeed a light in every room she entered. I will always remember her with fondness. Sympathies are extended to Carol and the whole family.

Carol, Mrs Sharp and family.
My heart and my prayers are with you at this time.
The memories of Ruby are countless and every one brings a smile to my face.
God bless her and keep her and may her smile live on forever ❤

My condolences to all who’s lives Ruby touched. Ruby worked with my mom ( Lydia Ryan) at the Exon House and they spent many days working side by side. Rudy was always smiling and her and mom had so much in common. The stories they would tell and the laughs they shared. She will be missed. I am sorry for your families loss. Till we meet again Ruby, Rest In Peace.

My deepest condolences to Carol and the Sharpe family.
My friendship with Ruby was one of the bright lights in my life. She was honest and she was funny.
May her spirit soar.

So sad to say goodbye to a dear friend who had a smile one can never forget and a hand ready to lend to anyone she could help. Loving Sympathy to her Dear Carol, Dear Mom and families. Our CWL will never forget your faithfulness to our league and we will keep you in our prayer.s. Rest In Peace Dear Ruby.

There are no words to express the loss to everyone that was privileged to have Ruby touch their lives. I first met Ruby many years ago on Harvey Road and was immediately drawn to her welcoming smile, laughter and positive attitude towards everyone , both clients and coworkers. I lost touch with her for many years, but was so happy to run into her with Carol at Tim Hortons in December. To Carol, the Sharpe and the Byrne family, my sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time., she will be so so missed…

So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Ruby for many years and saw her caring ways for the people she worked with. She worked with my sister Tanya and still sent Mom and Tanya a Christmas card each year and would also ask about them when we would see each other out and about. She will truly be missed. God bless Ruby and all her family. Michelle, Marina and Tanya Cheeseman

My deepest sympathy to Carol ,Aunt Carmel and Rubys brothers and sister. The precious memories of your loved one will help you through this difficult time .
I remember Ruby visiting my Mom and Dad enjoying a bowl of homemade soup and a sweet treat .

Carol, my deepest condolences to you and all of Ruby’s family. There are no words that will ease you pain. Know that I am thinking about you. Take good care of yourself!

Carol, thinking of you at this difficult time. Our condolences to you and the Sharpe family.
Take care
Pat & Dave

My condolences to Carol and the Sharpe family. May your memories sustain you during these difficult days.

So sorry to head if Ruby’s passing. I met Ruby when I first began my career with the Direct Home services Program. She welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like “one of the group” immediately. She was definitely a bright light in this world and her spirit will continue to live on through all those who were privileged enough to have know her. May God give all the family strength during this very difficult time

Carol, I was deeply saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing. My sincerest condolences and sympathy to you and all of her family,. May she Rest In Peace.

Carol and the Sharpe family
So sorry for the loss of a beautiful lady . Ruby was a sincere and wonderful person who helped many during her career.
Thinking of you all during your time of sorrow 🙏🏻

Karen (Farrell) Hollahan

Carol and to all of the Sharpe and Byrne family. . Ruby was such a very special person and a colleague in days gone by.. She always lit up the room when she entered and you could be sure she had you smiling before she left. . She left behind work to be proud of with her clients and knowing she made a positive impact on so many lives . I was so sad to hear of her passing – another person gone way too soon. Treasure your memories in the difficult days ahead ..

Shirley: Sincere condolences to you and your family, especially your Mother on Ruby’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take care

My deepest sympathy to Carol and the Sharp Family.

Carol & Sharpe family: We will greatly miss Ruby. Her story telling was always humorous. The kindness & generosity she showed will always be cherished by us. Our sincere condolences, Harold&Margaret Harris

Our deepest sympathy to carol,mrs.sharpe and sharpe family on Ruby’s passing.our council was very privileged to have met her on several occasions.when ruby came to a work shop and our convention last June.we all enjoyed her friendship,her wit,and her great love of the league..she well be sorely missed.you are all in our taught and prayers.,god bless you all from our ladies of our lady of Lourdes parish,Newfoundland .

Ruby was a wonderful person and a force for positive change in this world. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Carol and the Sharpe family.

My sincere condolences to my Aunt Carmel and my cousins in Ruby’s family on the loss of Ruby. I bumped into Ruby socially on many occasions and always enjoyed her company and her humor. She will be missed,
Bill Sharpe

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ruby Sharp. Our sympathy is also extended to the Provincial Executive of the CWL of whom Ruby was a devoted and dedicated member. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May Ruby rest in peace.

Ted and Carmel only learning about Ruby’s passing now. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. Please safe well and take care.

To Ruby’s family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on her passing. I worked with Ruby at Social Services in Harbour Grace. Like so many others have stated, it is hard to think of Ruby without a smile. She so loved a good joke and was a participant in many a prank. She so loved the people she worked with and would advocate vehemently on their behalf. May she Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy to Carol Mrs.Sharpe and all the Sharpes and Byrne family.Ruby and I met many years ago at a CWL convention in St.Johns.We hit it off immediately and became great friends.We had many conversations and her love for family friends and CWL was in her words and actions.She could make you laugh at her quaint sayings even when she had no intention of doing so.She had a joy for life and lived it to the end.Her faith was deep and was so happy to put into practice in sharing with those less fortunate. Ruby touched many lives and will be missed and remembered for a long time by those who were so very lucky to have known her.Godspeed my good and faithful friend.Liz

My condolences go out to Ruby’s family for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. As a teenager I grew up with Ruby and remember the good times we had hanging out with several other girls who lived in the area. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
Doreen (Lynch) Skinner

So sorry for your loss❤️

Carol and Sharpe Family, Jeanette and I are deeply saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing . Ruby was always upbeat and positive. She would light up a room with her laughter and larger than life personality . May God Bless you as you celebrate Ruby’s life.
Peter &Jeanette
Langley , B C

Jean Ann so sorry to read of your sister’s passing !! Reading her story I feel that you are so like her and how hard it must be to say Good Bye in these tumultuous times . Thinking of you all and most especially your. Mom who was loved by my Mom.and dear Teddy who always reminds me to sing at mass .
Maureen March

Condolences to Carol & the Sharpe Family
We have so many great memories of Ruby in. our Field of Work years ago. Such an embassador for those Residents that we worked with..
Keep your Good Memories, Carol.
She has left a great impact on many lives & we happen to be two folks that she has..
RIP Ruby.

So sad to hear of the passing of Ruby. She always had a smile and was bound to give you something to laugh about. Rest in peace. Thinking of you Carol…

Growing up on Topsail rd. and having spent much of my time at the Sharpe home with Judy, I will always be reminded of the fond memories we all shared. I remember when Ruby got her Motor Cycle and she spend countless hours sharing rides with a line up of excited youth, waiting to jump on board and enjoy a bumpy ride on the old lower road. The last time I spoke with Ruby we reminded each other of the wonderful youth we all shared living on Topsail rd. I’m so glad we had the time to reminisce and laugh. Mrs. Sharpe, Ruby’s siblings and Carol, please accept my sincere condolence at this trying time. Ruby will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Heaven has another precious Angel. God Bless you all, Love Mary!

So sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. She was always full of laughter and such a kind and caring person.. We spent such unforgetable and fun times together on Topsail Road. Sincere condolences to all the family.. RIP Ruby.

Carol,
I was so sorry to read of Ruby”s passing. I first met Ruby in 1972 and quickly appreciated her skills working with people. I am smiling to myself as I think of the many years we worked together. At meetings, the courthouse or in someone’s home one could be certain Ruby’s thoughts and actions were about helping to make a life better. To Carol and Ruby’s family my deepest condolences.

Carol and the Sharpe family, we are so very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with you through this very difficult time.

I remember meeting Ruby at the Harvey’s Road Division of Social Services. I dropped off my resume and without even saying a word. She said could you start tomorrow. My first job as a behavior aide. She asked me why I wanted to work with these individuals with diverse disabilities. I said the littlest thing you do for them they appreciate it. Please send my condolences to the family and Carol.

Mrs. Sharpe, Teddy, Carol, and all of Ruby’s family and friends I would like to offer my sincere condolences on Ruby’s passing. I had a chance meeting with Ruby about a year ago at Home Depot. I had not seen her in years before that and I think she was surprised I remembered her. Of course we all know that once you met Ruby you didn’t forget her. My mother, Kay, always loved running into Ruby. She would recall each meeting with a smile on her face. The story would always end with, “that Ruby is a character.” I hope all of the good memories of Ruby will carry you through this difficult time. Take care and stay safe.

It is with a heavy heart to say goodbye to such a beautiful spirit..I feel I was blessed to have known her in her younger adult years.Ruby always made sure she made someone laugh,I met her while she worked at Exon house with my sister.Ruby would come to our place for lunch or supper on many an occasions.I adored her humorous shannigans.Rest in peace sweet Ruby,heaven has another angel..

Carol,
So very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing…please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Theresa

sincere condolances to the sharp family .on Rubys passing. We grew up together on Topsail Rd and enjoyed many fun times. i will always remember her.

Shirley and family; Mrs. Sharpe, Carol and all of Ruby’s siblings and families; Remembering Ruby will always bring back happy memories, from sleepovers at your house on Topsail Road, which would end in Ruby coming home and finding me in her bed and using colorful commands to get out of bed to double up with Shirley or one of the sisters. She was funny, especially kind and caring. Had a marvelous time at her retirement bash and danced the entire night, connecting with Maxine again, who I hadn’t seen in a while…it was fantastic. Would meet Ruby and Carol yearly at the Villa Nova flower service, and that would be a real pleasure; a time to catch up. I have always had a special place in my heart for each of the Sharpe family. Ruby will be remembered beyond measure. I love you all.

Sincere condolences to Carol and the Sharpe family on Ruby’s passing. I worked with Ruby several years ago as part of a group seconded to the old Grace Hospiital.. She was a pleasure to work with and we were all proud to be part of her ” clinical team”

Pat O’Rielly

Carol and Ruby’s loved ones, I was so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I will miss seeing her at Mass and her infectious smile and lovely way of reaching out to those around her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing, she was a kind sweet person, always had a smile on her face, may she r.i.p.

Shirley and family. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Ruby will always be remembered for her zest for life and love for her family and friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

To: Mrs. Shatpe and family:
I am so very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. We grew up together and spent our early days swimming at Neil’s Pond, picking blueberries, playing allies (marbles), playing baseball, skipping, attending birthday parties with our friends – and later riding motor cycles. All families on Topsail Road were very close back then and we all played together and visited each others houses all the time. Ruby was a sweet soul and loved a good laugh and we all had a lot of fun growing up with her. RIP Ruby – my good old friend.

Carol, Shirley, Maxine, Mrs. Sharpe and all the Sharpe family, my condolences on your loss. First meeting Ruby at the Clearview Drive-In, she was Shirley’s big sister. Easy to laugh, certainly memorable, I always thought of her as ahead of her time. She certainly made lots of memories, now is the time to hold and share those memories.

My sincere condolences to Carol, Mrs. Sharpe, and the entire Sharpe family. So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I always enjoyed running into Ruby and having a good laugh. No matter how much time had passed she would always greet me with a certain string of words and that was when the laughing would begin.
Godspeed Ruby, Rest In Peace.

My sincere condolences to Carol and the entire Sharpe family. Ruby and I met in 1983 and have remained steadfast friends. The world feels like a much smaller place without our Ruby today. She will be missed all the rest of my days.
Debbie Moore

Sincere condolences to Ruby’s loved ones. She was a very positive, humourous person who was a true advocate for her clients.

Carol and all the Sharpe family Sincere condolence on the loss of Ruby a special and proud CWL member. She will be forever remembered for her warmth and caring and wit. May she rest in the peace of Christ. Take care of yourselves. God Bless

To Carol and the Sharpe family, I was so saddened to hear about Ruby’s passing. I worked with her a number of years ago and she had some of the best stories. One of my favorites was about the trip Carol and Ruby made to Vegas and being serenaded by Celine Dion. I was very lucky to have gotten to know her, even though it was only for a short time. God Speed. Take care

So saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing.. Condolences to all Ruby’s family and friends. Ruby was one of a kind, her smile, her humour and her lovely personality. You always felt so at ease around Ruby. She will definitely be missed by all her friends in the Catholic Women’s League. Rest In Peace Ruby!

Dear Carol and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing. Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences. May God’s love comfort you, Carol, at this difficult time. She will always be with you! Ruby was definitely one of a kind and dearly loved. I have so many fond memories of our times together in Social Services, all of which bring a smile to my face and I always hold close to my heart. Rest in peace my sweet friend. Until we meet again. xxoo

Sincere sympathy to Ruby’s family. We worked together at Exon House. Ruby was always positive and willing to do the extra work when necessary.

To the Family,
So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .

Ruby was my dear friend and mentor from my early years. I met her when I was hired as a behavioural aid in the 1980s and we quickly became friends. Ruby influenced many areas of my life, and my life has always been richer for having her in it. Ruby changed my perspective on my work, my clients and my life. I loved and respected her., and she always made me laugh. She was a true and loyal friend., not only to
me but to my mother who always loved to see her visit. Our memories together make me smile.

Carol,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. Thinking of you and all of your ‘s and Ruby’s family. Take good care
Susan MacLeod

Ruby was a one of a kind, amazing individual. I’m sending my thoughts to you Carol as well as the Sharpe and Byrne families.
Keith Whiffen (former coworker)

Carol and the Sharpe family, was so sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. Her and my mom, Esther were great friends in the SPX CWL, I know mom would be so sad if she knew that Ruby had passed . Ruby always kept in touch with mom over the last few years when mom was unable to attend functions and we are deeply grateful for the friendship that they shared. Thinking about you and your family at this very sad time in your lives. M at her gentle soul rest in peace.

To Carol and the Sharpe Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. This lady was such a wonderful human being that I can only imagine the hole she leaves in your lives. May the many wonderful memories that you have of her sustain you in the coming months and days.. For It was a poor day if Ruby Sharpe didn’t bring a smile to your face, or give you something on which to ponder. May she Rest In Peace.

TO CAROL AND TE SHAPE FAMILY SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF RUBY’S PASSING RUBY WAS A GOOD FRIEND WE LOVED TO SEE HER COME TO THE HUB WE HAD MANY LAUGH’S WITH HER..CONDOLENCES TO ALL.

I am deeply saddened by the news of Ruby’s passing and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to Carol and the Sharpe family. I first met Ruby when we became coworkers in 1983, and I am exceedingly grateful for the career-long influence and friendship that resulted. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

My condolences to Carol and all Ruby’s family and friends. I remember Ruby for, not only her dedication to her clients, but also for her sense of humour. I can only imagine the grief you must all be feeling.

My condolences to Carol and the Sharpe family. I have fond memories of working with Ruby. She always enjoyed a good laugh and brought a smile to the faces of many. Carol thinking of you at this difficult time.

To Carol and to the Sharpe family. I am so very sorry at the loss of Ruby, one of the most compassionate yet formidable women I have ever had the pleasure to work with and to be able to call my friend. She was dedicated to her clients and if that meant questioning policy or process she never hesitated. She saw potential where many did not. I have so many wonderful memories and funny stories that Ruby was front and center in. They always make me laugh. Ruby had that ability to bring a smile or all out belly laugh out of whoever she was talking to. Even in retirement whenever I met her and Carol it was as if time stood still and we were picking up the conversation from the last time we met. She will be sorely missed but her smile is etched in my memory. Rest In Peace my friend.

My condolences to you, Carol, and all of Ruby’s family. She was the life of the office – I have many fond memories of her! May your beautiful memories help you at this difficult time! Lorraine

I am so saddened to hear about Ruby’s passing. Such a great loss to her family and all that knew her..

Our condolences to all the Sharpe family for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Sorry to all the Sharpe family family for your loss. I remember her being welcoming and kind to anyone who Andrew brought around during our teenage years. She will be surely missed.

Shirley and family so sorry to hear of your sisters passing, although I never met her she appears to have lived a beautiful life and was loved by many. May she rest in arms of Jesus

My sincere condolences to Carol and to the Byrne and Sharpe families. Although I moved away many years ago, I will always remember the years I worked with Ruby on the front lines. They were challenging times, but she could always lighten a situation with her sense of humour, sharp tongue and complete honesty. She had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. I am truly saddened to hear of her passing and will always remember her with a smile on my face. Rest in peace, my old friend, you truly made a difference in people’s lives.

Carol and all of Ruby’s family my sincere condolences on your tremendous loss. I was blessed to have worked with Ruby in a collaborative manner for a number of years as she worked relentlessly in assisting individuals with intellectual challenges reach their highest potential living in the community. She was amazing and the best. She was kind, empathetic, insightful and her humour made the most challenging situation bearable. Her laughter and generosity will always be remembered. She touched so many people in such a positive way. Cherish your precious memories and may those memories as well as the love and support of each other comfort you during this challenging time.
Bernadette Duke

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed

I will love and miss you forever Aunt Ruby.. you were a big part of my childhood. I remember Sunday dinners at nan’s house you always made sure I had cabbage on my dinner plate because you knew how much I loved it.. i am so grateful for the day last summer I spent with Ruby she showed me her art and gave me pieces for my home, I am so grateful to have a piece of you with me always.. I love you Aunt Ruby….