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Ruth Gwendolyn Merlin Obituary check_circle

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Ruth G. Merlin, 99 years, of Amherst and formerly of Springhill, on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born in Springhill, on September 29, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Pearl E. (Gibson) Brown.

In her younger years, Ruth loved to skate and continued to do so into her sixties. She also owned her own camp at Sutherland’s Lake where she spent many years with friends and a very special friend, Rita Phillips, who also owned a camp at the lake. Ruth was also a member of the Springhill Golf Club all of her life. She married the “love of her life” Carl Merlin and had three sons, Peter, Paul and “Chuck” (Charles).

She started working for her father, A. H. Brown, doing the books at the A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, later becoming a full-fledged Funeral Director and Embalmer working alongside her brother Winfield Brown and nephew David Brown.

She was 99 years old when she passed only a few short months from 100.

She is survived by her son Peter (Dolly) Merlin, Springhill; grandchildren, Holly, Angela, Kent, Forest, Anna, Jason, Julian, Eyzlyn and Tim; great granchildren, Quinten, Olivia, Sarah, Conner, Jordan, Ethan, Chase, Mitchel, Danielle, Taylor, MacKenzie, Josh, Kristen, Deon, Cassie and Hayleigh; great great grandchildren, Ava, Drew, Ezra and Maila; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Carl Merlin; sons, Paul Merlin and Charles “Chuck” Merlin; brothers, Horace G. Brown and Winfield H. Brown; a sister, Olwyn Kier.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361). A visitation will be held in the A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2022 followed immediately at 2:00 pm by the Funeral Service with K. Ruth Gamble DLM officiating. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.

Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to a charity of choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.