In Memory of

David Rutten


Friday January 31st, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.


Saturday February 1st, 2020 at 11:30 am at St. James Church, Colgan

Rutten: David Mathieu,

February 4, 1969 – January 25, 2020

Suddenly at his home in Alliston on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  David Rutten at the age of 50 years, beloved husband of Sue Atkinson (nee: Ford).  Loving father of B, and step-father to Barbara Ann (Sarah), Kyla (Anthony), Crystal (Jeff), Allan, and the late Steven.  Doting grandfather to Eleanor, Aubry, and Jaelynn.  Dear brother of Louwie (Denise), Wilma (Peter), Jenny (Jim), Joseph (Sherri), John Jr., Frank (Margot), Trudie (Martin), and Leo (Barbara). Predeceased by his parents Gertruda and Johannus Rutten.  Missed by Sue’s parents Kathy and Jerry Ford, brother-in-law Bill (Heather), and remembered with love by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, extended family, and friends.

Visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham – 905-936-3477 on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.   Mass of Christian burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:30am. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“David Rutten”
  1. Donna Knapp wrote:

    Dear Sue and family,

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss. So very sorry.

  2. familie van Dijk wrote:

    Beste Familie van David
    26 januari kregen wij van Frank het droevige nieuws dat David plotseling was overleden.
    Wij schrokken hier heel erg van.
    Afgelopen jaar in augustus was David samen met B nog bij ons in Nederland waar we gezellig samen waren en veel gelachen hadden. Nu voor ons een dierbaar moment.
    Wij wensen jullie heel veel kracht, sterkte en warmte toe
    in deze moeilijke tijd.

    wij denken aan jullie, familie van Dijk uit Nederland

  3. Andreas and Tracy Christodoulou wrote:

    Jenny, Jim and Family,
    When a person you love has gone away, remember you always have their memories with you. It is something that no one can take away from you. Sorry we can’t be there in person but know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Love you. xo

  4. Kathy Stoodley wrote:

    So very sorry to learn of David’s passing! My heartfelt condolences for those he’s left behind! May treasured memories get you through this difficult time

    Kathy Stoodley (nee Yapp)

  5. Ed & Charlotte Carney wrote:

    Dear Sue and David’s Siblings,
    Very sorry to to hear about David. Spent lots of time at the Rutten farm when we were young – great memories! Please accept our condolences.

  6. Saskia Rutten and family wrote:

    He Will be missed by many. Thankfull for his visit last Year.
    We Will think of you all.

  7. Debbie & Gary Brown wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are reaching out to Sue,children, family & friends during this sad time as they reflect on their fond memories of David.

    Rest in Peace David knowing that you will forever be lovingly missed by those you left behind and that they will ensure that you will never be forgotten.

  8. Jen & Adrian wrote:

    Jenny, Jim and family,
    We’re so so sorry to hear the shocking news. Sending you love and strength from Australia.
    Love you

  9. Sherry Senicar wrote:

    Sue and B, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs!!

  10. Barb savoie wrote:

    My deepest sympathy

  11. Tammy & Carey McKay wrote:

    We send our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends. We will miss you.

  12. Sarah Rodricks wrote:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I would like to offer my deepest condolences. May prayers of comfort meet you in your time of grief and loss.

  13. Frans en Rian Rutten wrote:

    Heel veel sterkte met jullie verlies. Zo fijn dat we hem nog eens mochten zien bij Frank vorig jaar.

  14. Lorraine Crane wrote:

    Condolences to you and your family. May you each benefit from the comfort and support of family and friends.
    Lorraine, Fred & Bridget

  15. Ken and Krista Lidster wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to you and your family.

  16. Jim Alexiou wrote:

    Our deepest condolences.

    Alexiou family

  17. Dhr. Mari van de Ven wrote:

    Dear family, from the Netherlands we wish you strongness with this sad leaving on the day of the marriage of Marinus en Marie van de Ven Goossens (25 jan 1939). May God bless you all.
    Mr. Mari van de Ven, Helmond, Holland.

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