Guy George Rushton. Born April 4, 1933 at St. Catherine, ON. Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness April 16, 2004.
Wife Anita, children Debbie, Michael, Andrew and Elizabeth, their mother Mrs. Betty Kofed, step-children Randy and Lanita, brother Deane and eleven grandchildren will miss him dearly.
Guy worked for many years for Bell Telephone then transferred his talents to BCTEL where he was employed as a manager in Data Services. He retired at age 59 to happily indulge in his love of gardening. Guy achieved his B.A. with honours in history in his 60’s then set upon fulfilling his desire to travel. He taught and toured in Southeast Asia for six months then two years later toured Europe extensively for four months, inter-spiced with trips to Mexico and USA.
Guy had many friends, was close to his family and was proud of their achievements.
During the last year of his battle with cancer the time and caring of FV Home Support was of immeasurable assistance and comfort. Special thank-you’s to our “Angel on Wheels”, nurse Robyn; also to the other nurses and aides who were so helpful and kind. Robyn gave a hug a day – and more – which brought rainbows of solace when tears were near.
No service by request. Rather, Guy asked that there be a gathering at his home, of friends and family a month after his passing. This will be held May 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 at 2895 Townline Rd., Abbotsford.
A donation to the Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A fellow of strong political views, Guy created many a chuckle, vigorous “fireside chats”, numerous frowns and made friends in every walk of life. We will miss “the rants”, the kindness, the stimulation and the loyalty of a good man.