June 9, 1924 –Vancouver, British Columbia
December 2, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Fred Rutquist, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and devoted husband passed away peacefully on December 2, with family at his side.
Fred was a Professional Engineer (Metallurgy), UBC 1946, and worked with Cariboo Gold Quartz in Wells BC; Alberta Ytong; and Irving Wire Products in Calgary until retirement in 1987. He was a gifted musician, playing piano, violin, and accordion by ear. He entertained family and friends for years and enjoyed making great music with the Renfrew Ramblers Band. Fred was a generous compassionate man whose wonderful sense of humour brought laughter to friends and family. He had a strong sense of right and wrong and was always there for you. There are many fond memories of time spent at the family cabin on Okanagan Lake. He loved games of every kind especially a competitive game of scrabble. He loved a good meal and a good laugh. Fred was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed his time with The Kinsmen Club of Calgary, the Manchester Community Association, and his leadership in Cubs and Scouts. His legacy of music and laughter will live on forever, “Skoal!”
Fred is survived by his loving wife Marjorie of 67 years; children Dan (Joy), Susan, Linda; grandchildren Chad (Larissa), Anji, Clayton (Kristie), Tyler (Lani), Kelsey, Brooklin; great grandchildren Makai, Leila, Chloe, Connor, Colton, Frederik, Henry, Ivy, Cohen, Berkeley, Dawson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by parents Egon and Anna; brothers Al and Eric; and son Ken.
A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to say a special thank you to all the staff at Rockyview Hospital, and the Homecare team with a special thanks to Nancy. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, #271, 339 – 50 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 Telephone: (403) 265-9039, www.childrenswish.ca.
In living memory of Fred Rutquist a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences