Our family announces the passing of our loved Husband, Father, Poppa and Great-Grand Dad from a sudden illness.
Roy Rutland will be forever missed by his wife of 64 years, Sheila (Cuddy) and his children Stacy and Chris (Dolores). He will watch over his grand-daughters Ashley and Kristen (Logan) and his great-grandson Walter.
Born in Haileybury, Dad lived in Cobalt, then moved to Douglas upon his mother’s passing to live with his Aunt Margaret and Uncle Chris Ruddy.
He forged strong relationships with a small, close group of friends during these teen years in Douglas that continued their entire living years.
He worked most of his adult life in the mining industry, starting in Bancroft, then moving to the Sudbury area to work a full career with Falconbridge Nickel Mines. He began with his surveying skills, then transitioned to ventilation, playing a key role providing a safe underground work atmosphere. He also spent many years working with the Mine Rescue Teams training and deployment.
He did everything with perfection and integrity in mind.
He enjoyed 30 plus years of retirement with Sheila, his children and grandchildren, including a long period of cottage life, golfing and a life-long love of curling.
He was thrilled to have been able to spend some time with his great-grandson before his passing.
Dad’s support of local charities was life-long with his fellow brothers in the Knights of Columbus.
Our Family thanks and greatly appreciates the Stroke unit staff of Pembroke Hospital and the 2nd floor staff of Renfrew Hospital for the excellent and compassionate care they gave to Roy.
Special thanks to Ed Collins for being a good friend and helping hand.
Friends may call at Zohr Family Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Avenue East Renfrew, on Friday June 10, 2022 from 2-5pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday morning June 11, 2022 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Renfrew at 10am followed by cremation. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Roy to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com