The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

MAHEN (Smiley), Ruth Mary


It is with a mixture of heavy hearts and a deep sense of gratitude that we say goodbye to Ruth Mary Mahen (Smiley), who peacefully passed away following a lengthy illness on July 18, 2021, after a life well-lived. She was a selfless wife and mother to her family, a compassion­ate RN to so many in need, and a genuinely loyal and dependable friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Left to cherish fond memories of Ruth are her husband, Robert Mahen; son, Gregory (Kellsay Compton); daughter, Gillian (James Phillips); siblings, Beverly Smiley, Lower Sackville; Elaine Porter, Halifax; Steven Smiley (Sharon), Bridgewate­r; Sharon Finlayson (Malcolm), Vancouver, B.C; Heather Smiley-stone (Paul Stone), Halifax; Brent Smiley (Rita), Toronto, Ont.; along with many nieces and nephews. Predecease­d by father, Hector M. Smiley Jr., (1987); brother, Gary H. Smiley (2001); mother, Catherine E. Smiley (Patriquin) (2007); and brother, David W. Smiley (2018). Resting in Maclean Funeral Home Swan Chapel, Charlottet­own, P.E.I. The funeral service by invitation only will be celebrated in Spring Park United Church at 10 a.m., on Friday, July 30th. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed at:­united Donations may be made to the Huntington’s Society of Canada or to a charity of your choice. Online condolence­s may be made at:

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