It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Leo Rutledge Sr. passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Leo was born in 1938 in the Ft. St. John hospital, and was raised on the family farm in Hudson Hope, B.C. After Agricultural College he worked on the family farm until 1965, followed by a couple of years in the oilpatch before joining the Ministry of Highways. He spent the next 27 years in the northern part of British Columbia, moving to Quesnel in 1988. In 1991 he retired from road maintenance and owned Rutledge Excavating followed by Rodeo Creek.
Leo is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Glenys, his daughter, Christine (Paul) Kennedy, and his sons, Leo (Sandy) and Stephen (Marni); all his ‘favourite’ grandchildren, Jennifer (Tyler) Selzer, Stephanie, Kayla, Kimberly, Kassidy, Jared, and Alissa. He is also survived by his two sisters, Valerie Powell, of Ft. St. John, and Linnet (Peter)Kiss, of Edmonton, and their families.
He is predeceased by his father Leo in 2005, his mother Ethel in 2011, and his brother-in-law Hubert Powell in 2008.
Leo loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing or team roping. But above all else, he will be remembered as a proud and devoted family man.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Buys, Dr. Casses, Dr. Evans, Dr. Walker, Dr. Verma, everyone at GR Baker Hospital and the community nursing staff for all their care, compassion and support during Leo’s illness.
A memorial team roping and celebration will be held at
Alex Fraser Park on September 7, 2013.