Ruby Montour

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It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ruby at the age of 73 years on May 22, 2015. Beloved wife of Floyd. Loving mother of Linda, James, Darrell, and the late Brad. Dear grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Kenneth and Gladys (Clause) Noble. Sister of Lucille, Audrey, Elizabeth, Kerry, Kenneth, Richard, and the late Drusilla, Sandra, Ivan, Cody, and Elliott. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ruby will always be remembered and loved by every life she touched. The family will honour her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main Street, South, Hagersville on Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday May 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment Faith Victory Church Cemetery, Six Nations.


Posted by Adrian Jacobs on
Ruby said she would always call me "pastor" even though I didn't feel like I served her in this way, especially in these last few years since i have been away fro Six Nations. Ruby was an inspiration to me for her courage to stand up to injustice, even if some people did not understand her. I will always be happy to call her and Floyd friends of mine. I will miss Ruby and her rough edges and the laughter she inspired in me and in many people who heard her. RIP Ruby.
Posted by Rhoda (Ninham) Summers on
Ruby was my cousin. She always called me by my nickname, Chee Chee. She was quite a gal. I used to babysit her daughter and late son, Brad. It is with sadness to find out her son Brad passed away and cousin Drusilla. I knew Ruby and her family since we were kids, living on Six Nations. She knew most of all my siblings. My condolenses to the family. The last time I saw Ruby was when she attended my grandmother's funeral in 1981, the late Cassie Ninham. I will miss Ruby and I keep the family in my prayers at this difficult time. Unfortunately I cannot attend Ruby's funeral. My family shall represent me, I am sure. Love and Prayers ...
Posted by Steve Watson on
I only learned of Ruby's passing a few days ago. Ruby would come up to Port Elgin with her husband Floyd and talk to the union members there who were taking our four week leadership program. I invited her to give the Haudenosaunee side of the story around the land rights struggle which came to head with the stand-off at Kahnostaton. Until they heard Ruby, they had little or no idea of the other side story. However, Ruby did much more than present the Onkwehon:we perspective. She won our people over with her wisdom, passion and, most of all, her courage and tenacity. She inspired me to do more. I started going to meetings where I'd always see Ruby. Out of those meetings came lots of action which would be supported by contingents from my union. Those were good days. I made many friends in the course of that work, but none better than Ruby and Floyd. I will miss her. Floyd, take care and know that I will always cherish my memories of Ruby. Steve Watson, retired Unifor staff
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