Ruth Langmead

Obituary of Ruth Elizabeth Langmead

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Ruth Elizabeth Langmead (Snow), passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on December 6, 2021 in the Blomidon Court in Wolfville. Ruth was born to loving parents Lorna and Chesley Snow on February 1st, 1952 in St. John’s, NL.

She was raised in Mount Pearl with her four sisters and three brothers and enjoyed a close and lasting bond with them all. She loved Newfoundland and always referred to it as “home” even after living in Nova Scotia for many years. She spent a portion of every summer visiting with her family back on “the rock”, loving every minute of time spent with her treasured Mom (Nan Snow), her sisters, brothers and her nieces and nephews.

Ruth was known as “Nanny Ruth” to her five grandchildren, as well as to any of their friends as she dearly loved all children. She was a consummate Nanny; always close by, loving, doting and ready for a cuddle whenever they needed. She devoted much of her time in helping to raise them, and she was adored by them all.

Ruth was a dedicated and amazing mother to Aran and Nissa, as well as a surrogate mom to all their friends. She was always there for a good talk, a cup of tea, a good story and always a laugh and dance around the kitchen. There was not a person she turned away. Ruth was well-known for her love of children and the elderly. She was always there to lend a hand and to comfort those in need. Her time spent working at the AnnaVilla Apartments in Lawrencetown was treasured by her, as the residents there served to remind her of her own mother, with whom she was extremely close.

Ruth and John were married for 48 years, they raised two children, numerous animals, had grandbabies and stuck by each other’s side until the end. Ruth was a devoted wife to John, always providing beautiful meals and a loving, warm home.

Ruth is survived by her husband John; her daughter, Nissa (Will) MacKeen; and son, Aran; as well as her grandchildren, Lachlan, Finn, Spencer, Roman, and Maddy; sisters, Helen, Lorna, Hilda, and Gail; and brother, Sterling.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Art and Ches, as well as her brother-in-law, Jim.

We want to send our most heartfelt thanks to all the nursing and administration staff at Blomidon Court in Wolfville. They all provided such amazing care and help to Ruth, as well as to her family. The staff were always close by with a smile and helping hand as well as such comfort and support during her final days. We were so fortunate to have found such a special place for her when it was so greatly needed. We will be forever grateful.

Cards may be sent to the family at: 16 Rockwood Ave., Halifax, NS, B3N 1X5


A visitation will take place, for family and friends, at a later date (date and time to be determined). Memorial donations, in Ruth’s memory, may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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