Eric "Gordon" Rutherford

Wednesday, March 24th, 1937 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Rutherford, Eric “Gordon” age 82, Glenholme, passed away on March 10, 2020 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born on March 24, 1937 in East Mines, NS, the only son of the late Clarence Delano and Laura Christine (Simpson) Rutherford of Glenholme, NS. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Edith; sons, Wade (Twilla), Dana (Tara); beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, Grayce and Mason. Gordon worked at Nova Scotia Tractors and Equipment, (Caterpillar) Halifax for 22 years as a Field Serviceman then was self-employed as a heavy duty equipment technician for ten years. He enjoyed his many wood working tools in the basement as well as his garage work, outdoor activities, driving and travelling. Gordon loved music, especially Newfoundland tunes. Even after losing his sight in 2001, he enjoyed travelling, visiting with family, friends and attending dances. He loved to chat with anybody and everybody. He was always willing to share an experience or a spot where he visited as he travelled across our great country and through the USA. Gordon was always there to help solve any problem and always believed in helping others. He truly loved his family and was proud of his much-loved grandchildren. Gordon was a member of the Cobequid United Church, Masstown and the Masonic Lodge – North Star Lodge #74, A.F. & A.M., Londonderry, N.S. Special thanks to VON and East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash for their excellent care. A special “thank you” to Gordon’s Personal Care Companions – Heather Wright, Mary MacLean-Bent, and Cheryl MacGregor. Family flowers only. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to East Cumberland Lodge Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 250, 262 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 16th from 1-2 p.m. with a Masonic Service beginning at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Carolyn Wilson-Wynne officiating. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with online condolences at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 9:00am
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 9:00am
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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    Webcast is now available.
    Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne

    This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

  • Interment

    Folly Village Cemetery
    Glenholme B0M 1L0
    Spring 2020
  • Reception

    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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    Following the Memorial Service.

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Private Condolence

Nancy &Tim Mckinnon

Posted at 07:31am
Dear Eddie , our sincere condolences on the passing of Gordon. Fond memories of Gordon that a cared for years ago after his accident on the old 3 north. Kind thoughts are with you and your family. Nancy & Tim MacKinnon

Sherrie Clow

Posted at 06:14pm
Dear Edith, Wade, Twila, Dana, Tara and beautiful grandchildren,
Charles and I are so very sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. We always enjoyed talking with him and he will be missed. Thinking of you all and sending our love.
Sherrie & Charles

Bryden Ryan

Posted at 12:32pm
Edith, Wade, Dana and families. Sending sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of Gordon, a husband, dad and grandfather. Maxine & Bryden Ryan

Jim&Wendy Wells

Posted at 11:31am
Dear Edith and Family
We were so very sorry to learn of Gordon’s passing. He was truly a great guy. Jimmie has often made reference to the many laughs and great stories that they shared together at work and on snowmobile excursions.
Know that we will be thinking of you during the memorial service, which we intend to watch online.
Gordon was a good fella and he will be missed!
Our deepest Sympathy
Jim & Wendy Wells

Don MacQueen

Posted at 06:40pm
Edith, Wade, Dana and families, sympathy and prayers are with you at this time of grief. I have many memories of Gordon, - his recounting of his work and travels plus his presence with us at coffee.
We are thinking of you all as you each mourn in your own way.

Don and Jean MacQueen

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Eric "Gordon" Rutherford

Saturday, March 21 2020 at 09:00 am

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