Ruthvin Paul Davies
Birth Date: May 18, 1942
Death Date: May 23, 2016
On May 23, 2016, Ruthvin Paul Davies, who at 74, left this world at Sutter Memorial Hospital.
He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife of 50 years, Sandra (Maureen Leonard) Davies, his children Curtis, Alana, Leian and Larry; his grandchildren Christopher, Amy, Ashley and Alexander; his daughter and sons in-laws, Elizabeth Davies, Cameron Cornelious and Curtis Troutt; his siblings Alvin, Kelvin, Ann and Rosanna, and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Ruthvin was born on May 18, 1942 to Roy and Mary (nee Seals) Davies on the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. Ruthvin was the 7th child of 15 children born to this union. Being part of such a large family, taught Ruthvin at a very early age the importance of family and the importance of sharing. It is this early life experience, which nourished in him a genuine giving heart. Everyone who knew Ruthvin describes him as kind and generous. There wasn’t anything that he would not do for you. Taking care of family was important to him, so important that at the age of 13, he left school to work so he could help his mother. Ruthvin at a very young age developed a love for music and soon became a steelpan aficionado. He could be heard playing the tenor pan in the back room of the house and quickly became a steelpan arranger. During Carnival, he could be found “beating iron” with whichever band he provided the musical arrangement. Although having left school at an early age, Ruthvin never gave up his dream of becoming a ship captain and took correspondence courses until he received his license. This marked the beginning of a 50 year career as a bar pilot working in the oil industry and which also led to his inability to ever sleep comfortably on land. Ruthvin’s love for the ocean and deep sea fishing meant that the refrigerator was always filled to the brim with fish that he happily prepared in many dishes, especially his world famous fish broth, which was world famous according to him. He also considered himself a great chef, preparing many culinary dishes that left you wondering exactly what you were eating because by the end of the ordeal/preparation, he had added every seasoning and spice he could find in the cupboard that the end product was unidentifiable and many times uneatable.
Ruthvin will be missed by all who knew him; for to know him was to love him. A celebration of his life service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Sunset Law, Chapel of the Chimes, Funeral Home, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838.