Ruth Elizabeth Newman Smith, born Springhill, N.S., July 25,1929, died Feb. 18, 2019, daughter of John "Jack" and Caroline (Newman) Smith of Athol, N.S. Graduate of Mount Allison University and University of King’s College, where she worked for many years as secretary to the president. Upon moving home to Athol, Ruth worked at MRMS until her retirement. Ruth was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill, and a valued member of Beta Sigma Phi. Survived by her brother, William (Joan), of Amherst; niece Jocelyne Ruth (Simon) Lloyd, great-niece Grace Ruth Lloyd and great-nephew, Vaughan Lloyd, all of Charlottetown, P.E.I. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Newman, and an infant nephew. Thanks to the staff and kindness of Centennial Villa for kindness shown during her stay there. Arrangements were under the care and direction of A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2367), where visitation took place on Friday, February 22, 2019 followed immediately by her funeral service, Rev. Dr. Brian J. Spence officiating. Burial will take place in the Southampton Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing to donate in Ruth's memory may do so to the All Saints Anglican Church or a charity of choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Ruth's online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or by visiting A H Brown Funeral Home's facebook page.