Ruth Evans, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney, Ruth was the daughter of the late Abraham ‘Abie’ and Edna (Parsons) Bonavetzky. 

Ruth is survived by her children, Valerie Lynn, Sydney, Jimmy (Patsy), Halifax, and Paul (Wanda), East Dalhousie.  She is survived by her dear sister, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Miles, Corunna Ontario; five grandchildren, James (Jeanne) Marenick, Brianne (Justin) MacKenzie, Brydon Evans, Jordan (Brittany) Evans and Brett (Mariel) Evans; five great-grandchildren, Evan, Grace, Jace, Isiah and Jude; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, James and half-sister, Jean Feldman.

Over the years Ruth worked in various secretarial positions with the Cape Breton Post, Robco Masonry as well as the Cape Breton School of Crafts Library.  Ruth loved to bake for her family and friends and was an avid reader.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial service in honor of Vivienne ‘Ruth’ Evans will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Deacon John Scott officiating. Following the service light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area.  A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

The family gives a special thank you to the staff, nurses and doctors at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. We would also like to recognize the many years of compassionate care provided by Dr. Elwood MacMullin and brother in-law, Paul Evans.

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

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Dear Paul, Wanda and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.Thinking of you, take care of yourselves and keep your memories close.
From:  Jackie Knickle

We were very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing she was a wonderful lady. May she RIP. 

From:  Blair and Susan Stewart

Hi to Lynn, Jimmy, Paul and Families – I am so sad about my aunt Ruth. I will always remember her as a very lovely and gracious woman. Please know that I am thinking about all of you and share your loss.

From:  Madonna and Garnet

Dear Jim Patsy and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers today. Condolences from all the dancers and parents at the Greene School of Irish dance
From:  Beth Greene

So sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn, Jimmy, Paul and families. Best wishes;
From:  Brian, Kelly, Ryan and Jacob

Jimmy, Lynn & Paul, Sending our deepest sympathy.
From:  Doddy & Bobby Keel (Hollohan)