Ruby Irene (Craft) Cook (98) went home to her Lord on July 14th. Ruby was born in Dipper Harbour, New Brunswick (Canada) at the close of World War I, and grew up surrounded by a large extended family. She graduated from Saint John High School and then Normal School, and for several years, was a teacher in rural country schoolhouses in New Brunswick. She later taught elementary grades in West Saint John, through World War II and beyond In 1950, she married and relocated to Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, where she raised her children, enjoyed country living, her flower gardens, sewing clothes and items for her home, spending time with friends and offering hospitality, and worshipping with a fellowship of Christians. Ruby always believed that family was important, and loved to be involved with whatever they were doing, helping her husband and family with DIY projects, trying her hand at oil painting, upholstery and more. After the death of her husband in 1992, Ruby moved to Wayne, NY with her daughter and younger son, to be closer to her grandchildren.
Ruby was predeceased by her parents, Rupert and Susie (Galbraith) Craft, her brother Edgar Craft, sister Florence Attoe, her husband Norman, daughter-in-law Yvonne Cook, and son Phillip. She will be greatly missed by daughter Trudi Cook of Bath, son Andrew Cook of Wayne, grandchildren, Juanita, Naomi, Nathan, Joel and Jonathan (Lindsey) Cook of Canandaigua and Wayne, daughter-in-law, Mary McMillan Cook, as well as by loving caregivers Megan Kurtz, Caomi Lotz, Katie Gee, and Beth Anne Burgess.
Internment will be at McDowell Cemetery in Wayne at 1 pm on Saturday, July 29th. Visiting time will be at 2:30 at the Harvest Baptist Church of Bath, with service at 3:00 pm. A light refreshment will follow.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.