NEVEU, Ruth “Ruthie” Wilena of Algoma Mills, ON

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“A beautiful person”

Peacefully, with her husband at her side, at Blind River, ON, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, after a long battle with a chronic autoimmune disease. Ruth “Ruthie” Neveu (nee Malcomnson) passed away at the age of 74. She was born on June 9th, 1943 in Kemptville, Ontario.

Dearly beloved wife of Bernard (Bernie) Neveu of 40 years who will miss his “Bigfoot Ruthie”. Mother of Christine Herbert (nee De Chateauvert). Grandmother of Nichole and Michael. Daughter of the late Orville and Dorothy Malcomnson (nee Peterson). Cherished and will be sadly missed by her siblings Orv (Linda), Rhea and Gerald (Karen). Also missed by her two favourite nieces Stacey (Johnny) and Kristin (Matt) and their children Maverick, Gabby, Mya and Owen. Survived by sister in law Marie-Claire Neveu. Ruth will also be missed by her many friends.

Bernie would always say, “Everybody love Ruthie”. She embraced life and had an infectious sense of humor. One of her favorite pastimes was going to Michigan to do the “Ka-Ching” thing! Her other favorite was the outdoors. She lived on the “Big Lake” in Algoma Mills and loved boating, fishing (especially ice fishing), snowmobiling and bird hunting. Ruth was also a busy girl over the years partnering with Bernie in different small business adventures. Then in 1989 she found her “baby”; a Topper’s Pizza Franchise in Elliot Lake that she nurtured for 25 years. She retired after selling the business in September 2014.

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to the paramedics, staff, nurses (Debbie, Renee, Chantale), Dr. Buehner from Sault Ste. Marie and especially Dr. Mark Deverell. They gave their all going above and beyond, ensuring that Ruth had the ultimate of care and making sure she was comfortable during her short stay at the hospital.

At Ruth’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.