Ruby Marshall

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It is with great sadness the family of Ruby Marshall (MacDonald) of Burin (originally from Fransway her hometown which she loved dearly) announce her passing at her residence in Burin at the age of 87 years.  

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her beloved children Don of Port au Grave, Leeland of Clarenville, Lorraine (Rex) of Burin and Maxine (Ron) of Winterland; grandchildren Geoffrey, Justin (Dawn), Matthew(Tina), Adam, Lisa, David (Mandy), Joshua (Sarah) and Brittany (Bryan); sister Jane Sibley (Jack) of Ramea; brother Don MacDonald of AB; great grandchildren Kyle, Jordan, Kayla, Ashtin,  Katelynn, Jackson, Addison, Makenna, Ava, Liam and Ella; many nieces and nephews plus a large circle of other family and friends. 

Predeceased by her parents Maxwell and Sarah (Young) MacDonald; husband Allan Marshall; children Danny, Elroy and Dolores; grandson Danny; sisters Lydia and Susan; niece Margaret; nephew Darryl.

Our Mom was born in a tiny coastal village called Francois but she always called it Fransway. She always loved to talk about where she came from especially the friar. The most important thing to her was family. She was always there for everyone of us. She was always a storyteller and loved to tell stories about her sisters and brother. She always said her sister Lydia was the Boss but we find that hard to believe. She was babysitter to her other three siblings and she laugh about saying she put them too bed early because she was mad at Nan & Grandpa & Aunt Lydia was gone to someone’s house to play cards and she was left babysitting. She loved them dearly though next to it was her children who she doted on. Her grandchildren were always right and the best at everything, they could do no wrong. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor but she wasn’t perfect, when she got mad or thought someone was hurting someone belong to her watch out. She was always there for the underdog and always taught her family to pay it forward. We all will miss her goodnight texts and I love you God Bless but now she is our angel.

“It’s not goodbye but it’s until we meet again.”

There will be a visitation Saturday July 9, 2022 from 2-4PM & 7-9PM.

Funeral service from Serenity Chapel at 1PM on Sunday, July 10, 2022 with interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Arnold’s Cove at 4PM.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Gathering Place, St. John’s or just do a good deed for someone in her memory.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home. Burin Peninsula “We Listen, We Learn, We Care.



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Ruby Marshall

1934 - 2022

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