April 4, 1933 – April 16, 2004
GUY GEORGE RUSHTON, Born April 4, 1933 at St. Catherines, Ontario. Passed peacefully at home April 16, 2004. Wife, Anita, children Debbie and Andrew of Terrace, Elizabeth, England, their mother Mrs. Betty Kofed, Terrace, stepchildren Randy Shelton, Burnaby, Lanita Young, Prince George, brother Deane of Aldergrove and eleven grandchildren will miss him dearly. Guy worked for many years for Bell Telephone as a line man & first-aid attendant then transferred his talents to BCTEL and Terrace. Guy was elected to the hospital board and was instrumental in making Skeena view the excellent care unit it is today. Throughout his life he took a lively interest in all things political and labour related. He wanted to make a difference and worked tirelessly to that end. Guy transferred to Vancouver in the mid-8O’s as a manager in data services. He retired at age 59 to happily indulge 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 & toured in Southeast Asia for six months, then two years later toured Europe extensively -Cambodia and two months on Crete being the highlights of such adventures. Mexico, Hawaii and the USA were other stopping off points For Guy and his wife with Abbotsford being home base.
Guy had many friends, was close to his family and was proud of their achievements. We owe the Home Support services a debt of gratitude for their care and kindness during the past year of Guy’s illness, No service by request. Rather, Guy asked that there be a gathering at his home a month after his passing. This will be held May 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 at 2895 Townline Rd, Abbotsford.
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 loyality of a good man.