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Arthur Lloyd RUCK
Père : George Ruck
Mère : Ada
Décès le : 2008-11-14
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Olive
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mr. Arthur Lloyd Ruck September 30, 1927 - November 14, 2008 - Our father, our uncle, our grandfather, and our friend joined his Lord and Savior on Friday November 14, 2008. Arthur was born on September 30, 1927 to the late George and Ada Ruck and was the youngest son of Barbados immigrant parents. He enjoyed his early years growing up in Whitney Pier, Sydney. At the age of about 22, he moved to Halifax where he spent most of his career as a master printer and co-owner of a variety of businesses. He was the owner and operator of a small convenience store and later a sports bar known as "The Prizefighters Club" on Creighton Street. In 1954, after completing several teletype printing courses, he began working for the Dartmouth Free Press Newspaper on Wyse Road in Dartmouth. During the next 15 years with that newspaper he was promoted to foreman where he was responsible for the daily printing run. From 1968 until his retirement in 1994, he was employed with Maritime Tel & Tel (now Aliant), as Systems Manager responsible for the layout and graphics for all Nova Scotia telephone books. He had a strong aptitude for earlier computers and while at MT & T he moved quickly into the emerging computerized printing and graphics trade. Throughout his career as well as after retirement, he often consulted for private printing firms on more complex work as well as the repair and calibration of traditional teletype equipment. He was also involved for a time with the production of a local Black community newspaper and co-owned and operated a part-time printing business on Agricola Street for many years. "Artie" was well known in his community as an avid sports fan, a baseball coach, a concerned citizen, and a friend of many whom he greeted as they passed by his home on Maynard Street. He is survived by Olive, his loving wife of 55 years; his brother, Vernal (Brathwhaite); sons, Arthur (Jr.) and Darren; daughter, Sonya; grandchildren, Tiffany and Raychelle, and close cousin, Roland Callender (whom he considered a son). He was predeceased by parents, George and Ada, and brothers, Winston, Lionel and Calvin Ruck. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, Main Street, Dartmouth with a special service in celebration of his life commencing at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 20 in Cornwallis Street Church, Cornwallis Street in Halifax. Rev. Rhonda Britton will be officiating. Special thanks to the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care, Sullivan's Lane who supported and assisted all of us during our father's last days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to the Parkstone Staff Fund, c/o Parkstone Senior Care, 156 Parkland Dr., Halifax.

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