Kevin Rutledge Obituary, Death – Stellarton, Westville, NS – Kevin Allan Rutledge of Trenton, Nova Scotia, tragically died following a motor vehicle accident at the age of 55, on January 12, 2023. Kevin is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Ellen Rutledge (Peters), his son Matthew Rutledge of Gjoa Haven, daughter Alysha (Tremain) of Louisdale, daughter Naomi (Dustin) of Halifax, two beautiful grandchildren, Blake and Avery, and his sweet dog, Winston.
He was born in New Glasgow. His parents were the late Lawrence Roger Rutledge and Margaret Naomi (Naugler) Rutledge. He is also survived by his siblings Blaine (Susie), Eckville, Alta.; Louise (Gerald) Landru, Plymouth; Donna (Donnie) Campbell, Stellarton; Herbie, Trenton; Lynn (Terry) Dryden, Truro; Juanita (Terry) Linthorne, Kenzieville; Leanne (Dave) MacDonald, New Glasgow; sister in law Elizabeth Rutledge, Mount William; sister in law Dawn Peter
His brother Steven Rutledge, David and Ann Marie Peters, Jeremy Bell, and Mary (Misener) Peters, who was his stepmother, all died before him. Kevin worked in food retail for 35 years before he was able to help people at HCRS, Riverview Homes, and CCRCE, as well as transport children. He loved his family very much and was always thinking of other people. He was very kind, thoughtful, understanding, and giving.
He was kind and modest, and he worked hard to take care of his family. He was a great cook who also liked gardening and making people laugh. He liked to paint, play cribbage, listen to music, and help other people. His laugh was infectious, and his smile made the room look better. He was a good husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Even though he is no longer with you, he would not want you to cry about it.
Instead, he would tell you to love your family and friends and be thankful for what you have. People will remember him, but they won’t forget him. May he rest in peace and watch over all his loved ones in the afterlife, because he has certainly earned his wings.
Donations can be made to the SPCA in his name. A private funeral for family will take place on Saturday at 1 o’clock at Eagles Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. The funeral will be streamed live to the public.
“My lovely baby brother, I am in disbelief that you are no longer with us. You worked so hard, loved your family, animals, and friends so much, and now your voice is muted. I can’t believe another brother has died in less than a year. Kevin You were too young to depart this world, especially in the way you did. When we begin our day, there are no guarantees for another tomorrow; only God knows how it will end.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ellen, Matthew, Alysha, Naomi, two grandchildren, parents, family, and friends. You will live on in my heart and memory. Your smile could light up a room. Your wit kept us all amused. Your love for your family and animals was frequently reflected in your photographs and videos. Dear brother, I long to meet you on the other side. With all of my damaged heart, I love you.”
Going through family photos and movies, I came across this classic scenario in which the Rutledges would take forever to be still for a picture because they would make each other laugh so hard. It never let me down. Kevin was frequently the source of the laughter (as seen here). Uncle Kevin, we will miss you greatly. Please give Uncle Steven a warm hug from us. My family is having a difficult time right now. We adore you all.”