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Ruth Hallihan Set to Retire Saturday

One more shift.

After nearly two decades of working at the convenience store her husband Hugh built, Ruth Hallihan is set to retire this Saturday, March 24.

A long-time staple of Blackville’s Nine Pine, Ruth has built an outstanding reputation of being the heart and soul of the quaint establishment on Main Street – always displaying a friendly smile to greet her customers.

Blackville Mayor Christopher Hennessy agrees, “Ruth always has a smile on her face, no matter the time of day. She is a hard worker and I’m sure Nine Pine’s customers will miss her. On behalf of the village council and myself, we wish her the best and congratulate her on a well-deserved retirement.”

Ruth, who has worked various jobs since the age of fourteen, including twenty five years as a bus driver for Blackville School, plans to spend more time with her family and grandchildren.

If you are in the area on Saturday, take a moment to bid Ruth a fond farewell and express your appreciation for her years of service.

Congratulations Ruth! We will miss you.

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Brenda on March 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Happy retirement Ruthie. You are gonna be missed at Nine Pine. Lots of laughs we have shared while working there eh. Good night Irene! Luv ya Ruthie from Brenda

  2. Avatar Twila on March 23, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Happy Retirement Ruth. I will miss your smiling face. Enjoy!

  3. Avatar Amanda on March 23, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Hope you enjoy a well deserved retirement 🙂

  4. Avatar Diane Underhill on March 23, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Happy Healthy retirement Ruth from Grant & I…enjoy!

  5. Avatar Susan McEvoy on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations on your retirement. I hope you enjoy your time with your family, especially the grandchildren. Susan and Junior

  6. Avatar Aleta Porter on March 23, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Enjoy your retirement, Ruth! You have earned a rest!

  7. Avatar Heather on March 24, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Happy Retirement Mrs H ..Wishing you many years of Joy with them beautiful Grandbabies xo

  8. Avatar Betty Donovan on March 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    May you enjoy many happy years of retirement Ruth.

  9. Avatar Jeannette&Robert Zurbruegg on April 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Better late than never
    Happy healthy retirement Ruth
    Jeannette and Robert

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