Obituary for Donald 'Don' Bruce Rutledge (Guest book)
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Donald 'Don' Bruce Rutledge

September 12, 2015
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From: Gerd and Caroll Uschner

We were very sorry to hear of Don’s passing and we want to express our most sincere sympathies to you and the family during this difficult time. Don was a good friend and co-worker who understood the meaning of the word "team." Please accept our sincere condolences for you and the family. Don was a good friend and everyone that he worked with during his days at the City of Etobicoke called him by his nickname “Big Red”. For those of us that had the privilege of calling him "friend" outside of work, we were humbled by his kindness and compassion to everyone around him. He will be greatly missed and we are saddened by his death. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family and friends during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Gerd and Caroll

From: Bill and Cathy Phillips

My condolence to you Brenda, and family upon Don's passing away. We are shocked and saddened to see him go...I worked with Don at the City of Toronto when he was a heavy equipment operator. He was consistant, careful, reliable and a joy to work with. Many employees Im sure had the utmost respect for him, his humour, compassion and gentleness as I did and many of our coffee breaks were spent laughing and enjoying family times...RIP Don!!! Hugs to all.

From: Debby and James Aitken

To Brenda and family, so sorry for your loss. I will always Remember Don taking me for a ride on the back of his motorcycle. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love Debby and James

From: Joyce Glover and family

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss you.

From: Jeff Young

Sorry to hear of the passing of Don, sending positive thoughts your way Brenda.

From: Patsy, Keith, Keiran and Reagan Kennedy

We were so saddened to hear of Don's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda, Bill and Cathy at this time. Fond memories will always be with us of the big man with the gentle spirit. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Take care Brenda. With love, Patsy

From: Gord Leslie

My Sincere Condolences to Brenda and family, R.I.P. Don, you will be greatly missed.

From: Jim McNab

I worked with Don on and off for 30 years and what I remember most was that he always made me smile, quick with a smile and a good word. We may have lost touch over the years, but that is the way I will remember him. They say that GOD takes the good ones first, well that's surely true in Don's case. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely Jim McNab

From: Cathy Beattie

I am so sorry for your loss, Donald was a huge part of mine and my childrens father David Beattie, he was the best man at our wedding, and a wonderful Uncle to our two boys Cameron, and Peter. I have fond and funny memories, that I will cherish, R.I.P. Donald. Your friend Cathy Beattie

From: Bob Bannen

My sincere condolences on Dons passing. I worked with Don at the City of Etobicoke and more recently at the City of Toronto. Don was always a kind and gentle man who truly cared about others and the work he did. Don was a very capable, confident and skilled heavy equipment operator and a man of good character and integrity. As a co-worker and friend Don always had your back and I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity of working with Don and getting to know him outside of work. R.I.P Don

From: LeeAnn

I am so sorry for your loss. Wish all of those impacted by Don's passing strength, love and healing. Hugs

From: Cathy Patterson (Brampton)

My condolence to you Brenda and family upon Don's passing. Thank goodness for good memories and pictures. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

From: John and Susan Lindeman

Please accept our condolences, just know we are here for you, please don't hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. With love from the Lindemans

From: Brian Riddle and Velma Staples (Cambray)

We are very saddened with the passing of Don. May he RIP now, it has been long battle for him. Brenda take care and remember all the memories you had together. Just keep your dog close to you.

From: Bruno and Kelly Vogel

We are very sorry to hear of Dons passing. we would like to extend our deepest condolences.

From: Dan Leslie and Laurie Danis

To Brenda and Family; Our condolences go out to each of you and we hope that each and every one of you can and will remember all the amazing times you were able to share with Don. Brenda, please know if there is anything we can do for you we are here for your help and support.

From: Gillian shull

Brenda I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time. Gillian shull

From: Bob & Sharon Savulak

Brenda, very sorry to hear of Don's passing - he was a dear friend - worked together for many years (30 years).

From: Valerie Leslie

Our condolences to you Brenda You have been a wonderful wife to Don these past years. Valerie, Kady, Gordon Jr. Leslie

Message from Dennis Leslie & Family
January 5, 2016 6:44 PM

Brenda, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Don, he was a good employee but most of all he was more then just a friend. I had the privilege of working with Don at the City of Etobicoke, Don and I worked together on 336 the vac-all and snowplowing together, I cant thanks Don enough for saving my life on a snowy night at Bering yard, after I suffered Carbon monoxide Poisoning, Don rushed to my aid and picked me up and carried me inside and notified 911, if it wasn't for Don I would not be alive today, So I just want to say RIP Don.. You will greatly missed.

Dennis Leslie (Retired Heavy Equipment Operator City of Etobicoke)

P.S. Memories Live On forever.. 336 and Don will live forever.
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