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RUTTAN – John Allen

April 7, 1929 – October 26, 2009

John Ruttan of Calgary, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009 at the age of 80 years.

John was born in Hardisty, Alberta on April 7, 1929 to John E. and Loveny Ruttan. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Business, John worked in the oil industry and for the Calgary Board of Education. John was very community minded. He volunteered for many organizations and had many affiliations including the Kiwanis, The Royal Victorian Order of Nurses and Sea Cadets. He also enjoyed curling , golf and played football in his earlier years.

John is survived by his son, Jack of Montreal, QC., daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Marshall Abbott of Calgary and their children, Annie, Nikki and Tom. He is also survived by his sister, Doreen Sidjak of Calgary and her family. He was predeceased by wife Irene in September, 1979.

A Memorial Service will be held at CHRIST CHURCH ELBOW PARK (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Kiwanis Club of Calgary (Kamp Kiwanis 241001 Range Road 42, Calgary, AB
T3Z 2X5 )

In living memory of John Ruttan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Cheri and Vera Thom, Brent Perry and family :

    Paula and Marshall,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences. John was a most kind and caring individual, very gentle with a great sense of humor. Laughter came easily to John.
    He was a wonderful companion to Vera for many years and they shared many good times together helping each other through the tragedy of their losses.
    Our thoughts are with you especially Paula.
    Cheri, Brent, Vera and family

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  2. My sincere condolences to Paula, Jack, Doreen and families. I am very glad to have spent time with John over the last few years when I visited Calgary.
    Most times Doreen had John for dinner at her house but we did have lunch with him when he was living in downtown Calgary. He was always happy and we shared lots of laughs. Please know my thoughts and sympathies are with you at this difficult time. Nonie

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  1. […] Still pretty broken up about this. That was very tough, but at least I was there. Anyhow, below is what I’ll read at the service in Calgary this Monday. They advised us to keep to the cheerful, positive stuff. Sadly, going to two services in September for friends prepared me a little. One good thing, it’s brought me closer to family. Finally, they put his obit up: [link] […]

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