Ruth Stirling Pearce (nee Reid)

October 6, 1936 to November 25, 2022


To view the funeral service for the late Ruth Pearce from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., please follow the link below:


Passed away suddenly at home in the arms of her daughter on Friday, November 25, 2022.  Ruth Stirling Pearce (nee Reid), in her 86th year.  Predeceased by her parents Cyril and Susan Reid, husband Derm, sisters Mary and Joan, sister-in-law Shirley Escott and brother-in-law Ronnie Pearce.

Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of fond and loving memories her children Cyril Pearce, Shirlene Thorne and Marla Mooney (Craig) (Edmonton, AB); her special granddaughter Nicki Thorne (Dave), whom Mom made me promise daily that she would never forget and to her final day she never did; grandchildren Adam Pearce, Sarah Pearce (Oliver, BC), Luke Mooney, Sarah Mooney (Edmonton, AB); her dear friend Arlene (Masonic Park).  To Levi Thorne (Thornlea), Mom thought the world of you.  Also leaving to mourn, many other relatives and friends. 

Heartfelt thank you to nurse Donna from Rosemoore Homecare for your help and guidance these past few weeks. To the team of care workers from Rosemoore, your care of Mom was nothing short of amazing these past few months.

To Dr. Mercer and his team, thank you, you were there for me in my desperation.

To my Mom – you are finally free.  I love you!

Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.

Flowers are gratefully accepted, or donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on December 2, 2022

7-9 p.m. on December 2, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday December 3rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Sincere sympathy to friends and relatives of Ruth Stirling Pearce ( nee Reid ) Ruth was daughter of Cyril Reid my father’s oldest brother. My father’s name was Henry Clarence Reid; the brothers always had great games of cards. Wonderful memories.
Linda Kane (nee Reid )

we were so sad to hear of your Mom’s Passing she was a sweet lady always had good laughs with her she will be missed Joey and myself will keep you all in our prayers at this difficult time

My sincere condolences to you on the sad loss of your mother. Best wishes to you and your family for the upcoming holiday season.

Cyril, Shirlene, & Marla and families
I was incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of your dear mother. She was always so thoughtful and kind. She will truly be missed.”

My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. My mom always had such nice things to say about Mrs. Pearce. and although I never met your mother I’m sure she touched the lives of many who knew her in a very special way. You’ll be with me in my prayers in the days ahead. Gen McCarthy

So sorry to hear of your moms passing
I have been in your moms company several times over the years on her many summer visits to Branch st Mary’s Bay when Marla Craig and Sarah and Luke visited
She was a beautiful soul
May all have your fond memories of a caring mother
bless you all at this difficult time
God Bless you all

Shirlene, Cyril & families,
Our Deepest Condolences on the passing of your loving Mother.
Aunt Ruth, we will never forget your generous & fun-loving memories along with your laughter.
Rest in Peace & may your family’s fine comfort in each other during these difficult days.

Royburn (Bud) & Denise

Shirlene, Nicki and family, our heartfelt sadness for your loss. Glad she had you with her through her illness and her final days , hope our prayers and love will help you and family in the diffilcult days ahead. Know you are in our thoughts .

Our sincere condolences to all of Mrs.Pearce’s family on her passing..Treasure your special memories always.

Shirlene, Nicki and the families of Ruth Pearce ,my deepest condolences.. May all the precious memories of your mom guide and help your all during your grieving period.. Physically your mom is no longer with you but in your hearts she will remain always for love never dies… Hugs

My deepest condolences to the family especially Shirleen .
Your dedication and your love of your mom should bring you comfort at this time.

Our Dear Friend is now at rest myself and Randy have fond memories of her , enjoyable times and laughter over the years and knowing she had Shirlene there that she felt safe i am sure meant the world to her she will always be with the ones that loved her and there will be times things will come to mind that she would say to bring a smile to your face that’s what we hold om too celebrate her life our thoughts are with her family family at this time