It is with great sadness that the family of
Robert James Rutledge announces his passing on November 10, 2015 in Trail, British Columbia. Robert was born on November 9, 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Robert was a simple man with a great love for the outdoors.
He is survived by his son Bobby (Jennifer) Hutchings, daughter Kerry-Anne Meise, grandchildren Alexander, Ethyn, Jennaiya, Jodanna and Billy-Joe, siblings Greg (Leslie) Rutledge, Karen Rutledge, Marilyn (Barry) Walgenbach, Brian (Diane) Rutledge, nieces and nephews Ajay Rutledge, Mitchell Rutledge, Everett Rutledge, Jennifer (Jordan) Broadway, Kaitlyn Ring, Naomi Rutledge, Janelle (Kreik) Rutledge, great niece and nephews Ava-Lynn, Kalvex, Ivy and Kaston.
Robert is predeceased by his father James Rutledge and mother Doreen Rutledge.
A small viewing was held November 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm for any family and close friends that were able to attend. A gathering and bonfire will be held at a later date to honor and celebrate Robert’s life. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
For those who wish a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.bc.ca. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
“Lord, embrace another
Praise him, father of all fathers
He leaves us with memories golden,
So, Lord, accept a man of grace
And carry him gently to his final place
With endearing love from us all.”
-Robert Rutledge, January 2003