Ruby Florence Mercer (nee Richards)

June 13, 1924 to September 12, 2019


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in the presence of her loving family, Ruby Florence Mercer, aged 95 years. Predeceased by her first husband Donald King (1946), second husband William L. Mercer (1978), son Paul Mercer (1963) and grandson Donnie King (2011).

Leaving to mourn her loving children: Jean Squires (Cyril deceased), Donald King (Joyce), Shirley Fitzpatrick (Kevin), Glenda Mercer, William Mercer (Cathy), Randy Mercer (Marilyn), Debbie Mercer and Linda Mercer. Also leaving to mourn her 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. Friday September 13th and from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, September 14th. Funeral service to take place on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Topsail United Church.

In honour of Ruby’s love of hats, we ask all ladies to wear either a hat or a fascinator.

Interment to follow in Topsail United Church Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to Topsail United Church.

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7-9 p.m. on September 13, 2019

2-9 p.m. on September 14, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Sunday September 15th

Topsail United Church


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Glenda so sorry to hear of your moms passing.our sincere condolences to you all……
Don and Moya

So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. If I had known earlier, I would have come by for the service. My sincerest condolences to you all.

the mercer family,
sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, our thoughts are with your family.

Neil Horne, Ironworkers Local 752

I am very sad to hear Aunt Ruby has passed. I remember your mom as being very kind and pleasant. My thoughts are with the family at this very sad and difficult time. Sending my sincere sympathy.

I am truly sorry for your loss. Her memory will live on in your hearts forever. Heaven Will Be Blessed.
With deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Kathy Pappas

The Mercer Family: I send my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. RIP Mrs. Mercer!

Mrs. Mercer’s family ,
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. She was a very kind and gentle lady and always had a beautiful smile when we visited your house as young children.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Karen Hollahan

So sorry for you loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

To the Mercer & King Family,

So sorry for your loss. Ruby was a lovely person. I remember fondly on a trip she had to Edmonton to see Cathy’s and Bills kids. They were ecstatic to have a visit from their grandmother as she was excited to visit them. My son was about 3 at the time and he cried because the girls tried to explain to him that she was not his grandmother. He asked me to ask her if she could be his grandmother too . When I brought him over and told her the story she smiled and said to him I certainly can be your Grandmother too my darling. He was delighted. Nothing she liked more than to make sure each child was included in whatever was going on. Deepest sympathy for you loss. Charmaine, Ken and Josh and family

Don, Jean, Shirley, Glenda. Debbie, Linda and all of the Family: We send our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Cherish your memories and hold them close. RIP Mrs. Mercer!

Glenda and family,
I was very saddened to hear of your moms passing. I loved seeing your mom walk through the doors of the salon and loved our conversations while I was doing her hair. She was always so happy to talk about her family and how proud she was of each one of her children and grandchildren. All of us at Firstchoice will miss her dearly especially myself. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Ahmed

A mother’s love is truly a blessing , May the memories you have give you comfort in the days ahead.

Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jean and family
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom
May her gentle soul rest in peace