625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: (604) 936-9987
Fax: (604) 936-6912
Email: info@burquitlamfuneralhome.ca
625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: 604-936-9987
Fax: 604-936-6912


Derek Rutherford

Derek Rutherford

Friday, June 12th, 1936 Friday, January 25th, 2019

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Obituary for Derek Rutherford

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Derek Rutherford on January 25, 2019 at the age of 82. Derek was born in Sidbury, England and raised in Sidmouth, Devon. He came to Canada on his 21st birthday. He worked for many years as a tv technician. He enjoyed making and flying model airplanes, fishing, taking and editing videos and bowling.

Survived by wife, Donna of 52 years, son Robert (Zahra), daughter Maureen and brother Rex (Wendy); seven grandchildren - Jacqueline (Will), Chantal (Nick), Kristen, Julia, Kendrick, Jayden and McKenna; and three great grandchildren – Dominic, Hailey and Caleb.

A memorial service will be held at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam on February 9th at 2 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the B.C. Lung Cancer Society or the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society at www.volunteercancerdrivers.ca

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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Eagle Ridge United Church
    2813 Glen Drive
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the B.C. Lung Cancer Society or the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society at www.volunteercancerdrivers.ca

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Donations are being accepted for: BRITISH COLUMBIA LUNG ASSOCIATION.

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Lorna Jane Knight

Jane Knight, Derek a very special cousin who we in the UK only periodically with wife, Donna, when they travelled to the UK. The most recent when we all got together at Lees Farm, Mike and Nicola’s (nee Rutherford) farm at Southleigh, Devon. It was with sadness and surprise to hear of Derek’s sudden departure. Derek will always be remembered as a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you all on the 9th. God Bless. Jane, Keith and family.
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Donna Rutherford

I sure miss you and I am thinking of you all the time. We had 52 wonderful years of married life and we will be together again some day. Love, Donna xxxxx
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Chantal Joseph

My heart is breaking into a million pieces, I can barely write these words.. Rest In Peace Grandpa. You brought so much joy and love to everyone that had the honour of knowing you. You were the most incredible man and I will forever miss you. As sad and as angry as I am, I know you are in a better place now. You were always there for me and you taught me so many valuable lessons. I am so blessed to have you as my grandpa and to have such an amazing and strong guardian angel watching over me. I love you forever and always
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