OBITUARY: Ruth E. (Fairweather) Camber, 79

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Ruth E. (Fairweather) “Ruthie” Camber, of Wilmington, age 79, passed peacefully, surrounded by friends and family on May 28, 2021. She was born in Boston on Aug 28, 1941, loving daughter to the late William H. Fairweather of Canada and Dorothy S. (McAllister) Fairweather of Maine and raised in Quincy with her two cherished sisters Barbara Fairweather and Marilyn Redmond of Florida. She was the devoted wife of the late G. Earle Camber and doting mother to William B. Harmen and Daniel J. Harmen.

Ruth graduated Quincy high school in 1960, the Lemuel Shattuck School of Nursing, and North Essex Community College for her RN. She had a long and distinguished career in nursing, working in Emergency Rooms, Intensive Care Units, and was director of the Endoscopy clinic at New England Memorial. Most recently she worked in the Pain Center and the Endo clinic at Winchester hospital, retiring at the age of 78 after treating many people and saving countless lives.

Ruth had a passion for life that was only matched by her generosity and caring for others. She was a wonderful artist and won ribbons at art exhibits and sold many paintings of her work, specializing in seascapes and mountain scenes. Ruth was also an active member of the Wilmington Arts Council, the Garden Club, the Reading Art Council and others. She was a gifted gardener and designed the appearance of the house she lived in. She gave to many charities, was a wonderful cook and enjoyed camping with her husband and friends. She loved the wind in her hair and drove hot rods, convertibles, motorcycles, and sailed while listening to classical music. Ruth was a world traveler, with trips to the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, the Grand Canyon, and Aruba. Her kind spirit and healing hands changed many lives and will be remembered and missed by many.

Ruth is also survived by her stepson Robert Riley and wife Pat, her stepdaughter Valerie Borgal and husband Tom, stepson Bruce Camber and wife Hattie Bryant, her nephew Randy, and many grandsons and granddaughters.

There will be a Memorial Service at Grace Chapel, 128 West St., Wilmington, MA at 10:00AM on Saturday, June 12th, followed by a Celebration of Life at her house.

Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Ruth E. Camber

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