Ruth Allaby

Obituary of Ruth Allaby

It is with great sadness that the family of Letha Ruth Allaby announces her unexpected passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on May 24, 2023.  Born in Charlottetown, PE on October 4, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Fulton and Freda (Horne) Warren.

Ruth graduated from Union Commercial College and went on to serve in many key administrative roles until she took on her most treasured role as stay-at-home mother.  Once her children were grown, she returned to work becoming the manager of McMillan’s Office Supplies and later as a retail clerk at Hallmark in Brunswick Square.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Jim, as well as her children, Jennifer (David La Forty) of Mississauga, ON; Scott of Quispamsis; and David of Spruce Grove, AB.  Her precious grandchildren Sage, Alexandrea, Meagan, Cameron, and Graison.   She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marilyn (Allaby) Davidson and her brother-in-law Robert (Sandra) Allaby.  Ruth will also be lovingly remembered by her treasured friends, Alain and Donna Arroyas, Wayne and Pat Titus, and Blake and Faye Lambert. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother-in-law Ronald Davidson and her cousin Donna Smith with whom she was very close.

Ruth loved her family and friends beyond measure and was happiest when she was baking for friends and hosting family get togethers.   A fixture at hockey rinks across the Saint John region, Ruth rarely missed a game her sons or her grandchildren Meagan and Cameron played.

Her family wishes to thank the nurses at Extra-Mural for their exceptional care as well the nurses in the Dialysis Teaching Unit for their support.   Special thanks also to Dr. Taryn O’Neill and Dr. Martin McKinnon for their care and kindness.

The arrangements are under the care and direction of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (634 1701).  A private family service and interment will take place at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at

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