Josephine (Jo) Mary Ruth
Obituary for Josephine (Jo) Mary Ruth
Josephine (Jo) Mary Ruth age 89 of Halifax passed away on November 3 2020. She was born in North Harbour Newfoundland on July 29 1931. Jo was the daughter of Alexander Meaney and Deborah Power of St. Mary’s Bay Newfoundland.
After completing high school, Jo attended normal college at Memorial University in 1948. She started her career teaching in small communities throughout Newfoundland including Fogo Island, Trout Pond and Heatherton. She moved to Halifax in 1952 and had several careers. She was a Bank Teller, Postmaster, Office Supervisor, retiring as an Executive Director in the field of Homecare.
Jo’s children were everything to her. With five children she explored numerous activities and pastimes. She enjoyed long hours of knitting, playing crib and enjoyed watching movies, especially the oldies. She had a ferocious appetite for reading and always had a book in her hand. Jo enjoyed watching football, baseball and especially hockey live and or on TV. She enjoyed cottage stays and big feasts.
Josephine was a devout Catholic and enjoyed going to church every week, every day during lent. Even after she was unable to go to church she watched mass every day on the religion channel. Her most memorable trips were to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec and Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
She will always be loved and missed by children Beverly Halifax, Bradford (Marina) Ottawa, Barry Halifax, Kenneth (Janet) Calgary and Kevin Springhill as well as her grandchildren Michael, Christina, David, Stephen, Samantha, Elise and Allan and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Raymond (Joan) and sister Geraldine (Mike) both of Newfoundland.
Josephine’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Northwood Centre for all their care during her stay. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. A memorial will be arranged for a later date.
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