Ruth Marie Batten

17/11/1934 - 03/12/2022


Obituary For Ruth Marie Batten

On December 3rd a generous, warmhearted, beautiful soul left this earth. Ruth Marie Batten passed away in the comfort of her own bed; warm and holding the hands of her family that loved her very much.

Ruth was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on November 17, 1934. She grew up in her hometown and it is there she met her best friend and love of her life, Phillip Batten. The two would marry on February 1st, 1958 and go on to have 5 children. After a brief move to Toronto, the family packed up and moved across the country to Grande Cache, Alberta. Here is where they would build the place they loved and called home for over 50 years. Ruth loved her community and her church, which she served faithfully for many years. But nothing brought Ruth more pride, love and joy than the large family they had created. Her house would become the meeting place for many chili Saturdays, Christmas potlucks and nanny sleepovers. Ruth was known for her open door, her open heart, her open arms and her never-ending supply of ice cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Ruth leaves behind her most loving husband Phil, sister and partner in crime Kitty Caines, and sister-in-law Wilma Royal. Left to miss her, her children Barb (Richard) Riva Cambrin, Dennis (Antoinette) Batten, Denise (Cecil) McIntyre, Charlene (Perry) Lewenza, Carol (Rob) Skanes, 14 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Waiting in heaven for Ruth is her younger brother Neil and her great-granddaughter Olivia.

Trying to describe Ruth Batten is like photographing a sunset, to really understand its beauty you just had to be there. Goodnight to the most beautiful wife, mom, sister and nanny in the world. We will miss you forever. We are so sad to lose you, but find such comfort knowing that you have made it to your heaven.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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  • 25/12/2023

    Merry Christmas Mom. I love you and miss you everyday.

  • 03/12/2023

    How has it been a year without you!? I miss you everyday 💜

  • 03/12/2023

    It's been a year, I miss you every day Nanny. ♥️

  • 03/12/2023

    Nanny, 1 year of missing you. We love you and miss you so much.

  • 03/12/2023

    A whole year without hearing your beautiful voice. I miss you everyday. I love you mom.

  • 17/11/2023

    Happy Birthday Mom. Miss and love you. Carol

  • 07/06/2023

    Hello my beautiful nanny! Missing you and loving you everyday.

  • 24/12/2022

    Merry Christmas Mom

  • 14/12/2022

    Missing you Nan. Love you 💜 Jen

  • 12/12/2022

    Nan, I've been missing you so much. Just wanted to stop by and tell you I love you.

  • 06/12/2022

    I Love You Mom.

  • 05/12/2022

    So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. 💜🙏🏼 My deepest condolences to Phil and all of her children and large extended family and to all that loved her. I know you were very loved and respected in the community and you surely will be missed by many! 💜🙏🏼

  • 05/12/2022

    Dear Phil, we are so sorry to learn of Ruth's death. We always enjoyed seeing you and Ruth on your visits back to Nova Scotia and their are many lovely memories from your visits at Mom and Dad's in Halifax and summers home in Glace Bay. Condelences to and your family. Blessings, Joanne (Emmeline and Tony's daughter).

  • 05/12/2022

    I love you so much nanny, I will miss you forever ❤️

  • 05/12/2022

    Any time Aunt Ruth was around, laughter was near. Whether down east, when the family stayed with us in Toronto or our visit to Grande Cache. Her warmth and love was always felt. We will cherish our memories always.

  • 05/12/2022

    So many memories we all loved her so much she was so funny, loving, when we all got together it's was the best love and will miss you always ❤️❤️

  • 05/12/2022

    I love you so much Nanny. ❤️ I will miss you every day.

  • 05/12/2022

    My heart is broken. I loved mama Ruth so much! Heaven surely is rejoicing at her arrival! Condolences to her family!

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