Granite Chapter #15 mourns the loss of Sister Ruth Dagmar Steele

Photo of Ruth Steele

At Kings Way Care Center, Quispamsis, NB on Nov. 12, 2016, Mrs. Ruth Dagmar (Holmes) Steele, wife of the late Robert "Bob" Steele formerly of Beaver Harbour, NB. Born at Mirror, Ab. on May 19, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn (Boyd) Holmes. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins living in both Canada and the U>S> as well as Northern Ireland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Bob and her sister Beulah.

Prior to her retirement, Ruth worked in retail both in Toronto for Eatons as a stock control manager and at Connors Brothers Retail in Black's Harbour as a sales clerk. She lived in Beaver Harbour for several years where she was an active part of the community especially with the Beaver Harbour Archives. She also loved knitting and knitted things for Cottage Craft every year as well as enjoying time with her cats. Many a time she would be seen cruising on a mission with Marion Harvie and Shirley Quigley. She was also made a honorary member of Eldridge family.

Ruth was a member of O.E.S. Granite Chapter # 15 in St, George as well as a long time member of the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church. Although there was no visiting, there was a celebration of Ruth's life from the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church followed by internment in the Pennfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The O,E,S, Granite Chapter # 15 will be held a tribute service at the church.

The family also wishes to extend thanks to the management and staff of King's Way Care Cerner for their kind and compassionate care Ruth received while she was a resident. In Ruth's memory, donations to King's Way Care Center, Beaver Harbour Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.