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Ruth O'Blenis


Ruth O'Blenis

  Ruth Patricia O'Blenis, 97, a lifelong resident of Boundary Creek passed away peacefully at home Thursday, August 10, 2023.

   Born in Lower Cape, Albert County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Tingley) Nelson. A trained nurse, her early years of nursing were in Riverside and then  to  Boundary Creek where she was caring for an elderly client. Here is where she met George, the love of her life for 76 years.

  Working side by side with George, they built O'Blenis Auto Body into a family business which is still operating today. She was inducted into the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame. Her love of sanding, masking and painting cars led her to become the first woman in NB to receive an Auto Body Repair License.

  She was an awesome cook and she enjoyed knitting and sewing. Her hobbies included auction 45, crossword puzzles, bingo and dominos in which she excelled in all.  

   Survived and sadly missed by her children Allan (Brenda), Roy (Sharon), Faye Saurette (Denis), Nina Jones (Raymond) and Rae; sisters Marie Nelson and Frances Douthwright and several grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband George; sisters Lucy Mills and Martha Nelson and brothers Jack, Roy and Clark.

   A graveside service for family and friends will be held Monday, August 14 at 2 p.m. from the Boundary Creek Cemetery with Rev. Terry Atkinson officiating.

  If desired memorials to the Boundary Creek Cemetery or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Salisbury Funeral Home and Crematorium ( 372-4800).

   Online condolences and donations at 

Service Date
Monday, August 14, 2023
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Boundary Creek Cemetery, NB

Requested Charity
Boundary Creek Cemetery or Donor's Choice