Longtime NSCP Office Manager Ruth Kaiser Passes

On the 5th day of March, 2013, Ruth Jannette Kaiser went home to be with her Lord.

Ruth passed away in the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto ON, after 15 months awaiting a double lung transplant.

Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Hazel (Archibald) Gunn, Antigonish (formerly Denver)
and the late Stewart Gunn. Ruth was employed with the Federation of Agriculture for 28 years.
She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro. During her long illness she developed a strong and committed Christian faith. She passed on peacefully with a sure hope of where she was going.

In her earlier years Ruth was very active and participated in many activities including: Clogging, swimming, fitness, and baseball. In these activities she cemented friendships that have lasted throughout her lifetime. An extended part of these friendships was the annual “frenchy’s” trip with “the girls”. Family was always very important to Ruth and she loved each and every one dearly. She is also fondly remembered for organizing and taking her mother and her special aunts on an annual “sisters” trip. She was an avid gardener, quilter and seamstress. Her seven grandchildren were the light of her life and she was keenly interested and so proud of each of them.

She is survived by Gary, her loving and devoted husband of almost 49 years to whom her last words included “I am passing and I love you very much”; daughter, Melanie Kaiser, Truro; son, Gary “Sandy” (Darrin) Carter-Kaiser, Porters Lake; grandchildren, Caleb, Lex, Wolfgang, Reiken, Michaela, Sophie and Ava Ruth; sister, Beth (John) Dooks, Airdrie, AB; brothers, Ronnie (Ethel), Lochaber, NS, Donnie (Jenny-Lynn), Denver, NS; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation with Ruth’s family will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with funeral service on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. from the St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Rev. Tim Archibald and Pastor Jacquie Ross officiating. Donations may be made to the Toronto Lung Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital or the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com