Obituary of Kevin Rutledge
Kevin Allan Rutledge, 55, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident Jan 12, 2023.
Kevin leaves behind his loving wife of 33 years, Ellen Rutledge (Peters); son Matthew Rutledge, Westville; daughter Alysha (Tremain), Louisdale; daughter Naomi (Dustin), Halifax; and two beautiful grandchildren whom he was so proud of, Blake and Avery, and his sweet dog Winston.
Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of Margaret Naomi (Naugler) Rutledge, New Glasgow and the late Lawrence Roger Rutledge.
He is also survived by his siblings, Blaine (Susie), Eckville, Alta.; Louise (Gerald) Landru, Plymouth; Donna (Donnie) Campbell, Stellarton; Herbie, Trenton; Lynn (Terry) Dryden, Truro; Juanita (Terry) Linthorne, Kenzieville; Leanne MacDonald (Dave), New Glasgow; sister in law Elizabeth Rutledge, Mount William; Sister in law Dawn Peters (Aaron), New Glasgow, Sister in law, Lori Peters, Westville, many nieces and nephews; and his ‘brothers from another mother’ best friends John Gogan and Paul MacMillan.
He is predeceased by his brother Steven Rutledge, In laws David and Ann Marie Peters, brother in law Jeremy Bell, and stepmother in law Mary (Misener) Peters.
Kevin worked in retail grocery for 35 years and in later years, he took great pride in his meaningful work with clients at both HCRS and Riverview Homes, and also transporting children with CCRCE. He was a man who loved his family deeply and was always thinking of others. He was incredibly kind, caring, compassionate and generous. He was a humble and gentle man who was known for always working hard to provide for his family. He was an amazing cook, loved gardening and had a fantastic sense of humour. He enjoyed playing guitar, listening to music, painting, playing cribbage and helping others. His smile would light up the room and his laughter was contagious. He was a devoted husband and father and was most joyful when spending time with his children and grandchildren. Although he would not want tears that he is gone, he would tell you to hold your loved ones close and be grateful for what you have. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. May he rest easy in his afterlife and watch over all his loved ones as he has definitely earned his wings.
In his memory, donations can be made to the SPCA.
A private funeral for family and close friends will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 o’clock at Eagles Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. The funeral will be streamed live to the public and may be watched by clicking the following link: https://youtu.be/DiZ-L2IZ-Ks .
A drop-in reception (open to all) to follow from 2-4 p.m. at the Westville Recreation Centre (1759 Drummond Road).
1611 North Main St
Have a Question?
Looking for something you can't find? We make it easy to get the answers you need. Please feel free to CONTACT our professional staff for any questions or to schedule an appointment with a Funeral Director at any time.