September 25, 1941 - January 10, 2016
Age 74 years

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruby Coombs announce her sudden passing at her home on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Ruby was born on Current Island on September 25, 1941 - the youngest child of Amelia and Walter Coombs. She lived on Current Island until she married Wilfred Coombs in 1964 and moved to Shoal Cove West. Ruby and Wilfred had two sons, Wilfred William (Bill) and John and one could truthfully say that Wilf and the two boys were her whole life. Ruby worked at the fish plant for all her working career until she retired. Ruby lost her beloved husband, Wilfred, to cancer in 1988 and from that time on, she was devoted to her sons. Ruby wasn't much for being out and about, but she could always be counted on to cook when there was a fund-raiser on the go. Ruby suffered another devastating loss in August, 2013 when her son, Bill, died after a short fight with cancer. She had not recovered from that loss when she lost two sisters within a very short time. Rest in peace, Ruby. She leaves to mourn her son John (Vonnie), daughter-in-law Gloria, sister Virginia (Calvin), and brothers William and George (Mamie), extended family Derek (Jackie) Caines and family, Dottie (Eddie) Blanchard and family, Nicholas (Kristy) Caines and family as well as a large number of sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, son Bill, parents Amelia and Walter Coombs, brothers John and Jacob, and sisters Caroline, Matilda, and Myrtle. Visitation was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral took place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 with Rev. Harvey officiating. Interment followed in the French Cove Anglican Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Direcor