Sydney/New Waterford
It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Veronica Ruck, 81, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, New Waterford, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with her loving son by her side.

Born in Inverness on May 12, 1933, Veronica was the daughter of the late George and Emma (MacDonald) Nicholson.

Veronica was employed for 30 years with the Resi-Care Association where she enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship that she and her co-workers shared. Mom loved to bake, especially for others.  She enjoyed travelling across Canada visiting her family and longtime friends. Veronica was admired and respected by all who knew her.

Besides her parents, Veronica was predeceased by her husband, Lionel Sr.; sisters, Jenina, Theresa and brothers, Robbie and John.

Mom is survived by her daughter, Judy, Toronto; son, Lionel Jr., Ottawa and grandson, Tyler, Toronto. Veronica is also survived by her sisters, Jemima Cormier and Helen Dwyer; brother, Joe Nicholson; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Muriel ‘Puggie’ Farmer.

Visitation for the late Veronica Ruck will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, April 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Veronica will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Major Kent Hepditch officiating. Following the service light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area. Interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in memory of Veronica may be made to the Cape Breton Branch – NS SPCA.

Mail Cheque To:  Cape Breton Branch – NS SPCA                       Credit Card by Phone:
                               401 East Broadway                    OR           (902) 539-7722  Option 2
                               Sydney, NS    B1N 3K1

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort. I will miss Veronica deeply.
From:  Dee

Lionel, just want you to know that we are thinking of you. Spending these last weeks with your mother, was the most generous gift you could give to her.
From:  Renzo & Anne Marie

Judy, Lionel, Aunt Jemima & Cousin Ann, my thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time. Hugs to you all.
From:  Elizabeth (Betty Ann) MacEachern

My deepest condolence on the loss of your Mother Lionel
From:  Anna Alleyne

Dear Judy,Lionel and family: We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. 
From:  Cecilia Close & Sybil Coward & Family

Sending love and condolences to Lionel and family. Your Mother was a special person and will be missed. 
Love: Terry, Lisa and Gordena

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From:  Nichols Family

Our deepest sympathy. She will be missed but not forgotten.
From:  Cy & Gisele Gibson

Lionel, My deepest, deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Love, Kenn Crawford
Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Rucck family. 

From:  Marsha ( Jones) n Clayton Gannon

Judy, Lionel, Family and Friends,We share your grief in this time of breavement with deepest sympathy and condolence. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the day ahead.
From:  Mona Yakimchuck, Wally Talbot Jr & Family

Dear Lionel, We pray the love of those around you will help you through the loss of your Mom. Your memories will bring you peace. xo
From:  Mike and Carolyn Little

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ruck family in this time of need. Stay strong.
From:  Muriel Farmer and Charles Sheppard

Our sincere and deepest condolences to the Ruck family on your loss–a best friend may be irreplaceable but know that you have other "best" friends who care about you with much love. Our memories of your Mom is that of a special person who cared about others—we cherish our great personal memories of her.
From:  Satch & Phyllis Gibson 

Lionel and Judy, I was so sad to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this sad time.
From:  Marlene Thorne

Lionel & family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that warm loving thoughts are being sent your way from Toronto. 
From:  Doris & Dale Smith

Our deepest condolences, so sorry for your loss
From:  Hazel and Michael Lucas

Our deepest condolences for your great loss Lionel. I will miss her also.
Love Roland and Judy

To Lionel and Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From:  Robin and Shelia Hunt

Lionel, my deepest condolences to you and the family on the lost of you Mom.
From:  Raymond Ettienne

Dear Judy, Lionel & Family; Our sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.
From:  Ann & Garvan Herbert

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ruck family in this time of need. Stay strong.
From:  Muriel Farmer and Charles Sheppard

Dear Lionel, Judy and Ruck Family: We extend our sincere condolences you all. May you find some comfort in knowing that Veronica is now free of pain and suffering! May God be with you all at this time and always. 
From:  Carl Crawford & Family 

To Lionel and family, I send my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious loved one. I pray that God will take her into his arms, bless her and forever welcome her into the Kingdom of Heaven.
From:  Vernal Tull

To Judy, Lionel Jr. Tyler, and siblings: I would like to convey my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I remember many years ago when I went to Cape Breton during my university years and Mrs. Ruck was so hospitable. The last time I saw her was at the visitation for the Late Arthur Ruck Sr.. It would have been over 30 years ago since we had seen each other but she remembered me. Judy, it has been even longer since our paths have crossed, but know that I am thinking about you during this difficult time. May God give all of you the comfort that only He can give. In Deepest Sympathy; Nancy Sparks, Lake Loon, N.S. 

Together we laughed, we played and we cried….We shared our youth and our golden years…You will be in the warmth of our hearts forever…
From:  Regina Chambers (Dorant) and Joseph Chambers

Lionel & Family: Your Mom was a lovely lady. Whenever I made a trip home and went to visit her—she always treated me royally. I know your last days with her were precious and meaningful. 
God Bless.
From:  Phyllis (Gibson) Segura

Lionel & Judy…so sad to hear of your Mom's sudden passing. She is at peace now, with a big smile on her face knowing you spent quality time with her the past few weeks. You were the 'apple of her eye' and made her happy & proud. I am sure you will miss her dearly, but she is at peace now and you have lots of wonderful memories. Thinking of you…Debbie

Sincere condolences to the family.
From:  Al Dorko

MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO VERONICA'S FAMILY. My thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.
From:  Stella Walcott

Our deepest condolences. Your mom's love and her spirit well always be with you.
From:  Josh and Joyce

Lionel, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My heartfelt condolences!
From:  Ethel Coward Tomlinson