April 17, 1917- Calgary, AB
November 27, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Kenneth Charlton Ruttle died peacefully in his home at the Beverly Care Centre Lake Midnapore on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, with his family by his side. He was 96 years old.
He was predeceased by Anne, his wife of 72 years and the love of his life. Left to cherish his memory are his five daughters, Shirley (Don) Dyar, Georgina Ruttle, Sharon (Mel) Sly, Pamela Armstrong (Brian Arcand), Patrice (Pat) O’Brien; six grandchildren, Ken (Heidi) Dyar, Katherine (Mark) Edwards, Tara-Anne Sly, Lynette James (John Nesbitt), Mark (Brianne) Sly, David Armstrong; three great-grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Dyar, Zoe Edwards; and his niece, Cheryl (George) Scarlett.
Ken was born April 17, 1917, in Calgary, Alberta. He attended Western Canada High School and following his graduation joined his father in managing the family business of operating a livery stable, as well as general trucking and contracting work. During the Depression years, he worked for the City of Calgary in a variety of jobs. In World War II, he served in the RCASC as a Training Instructor at the Red Deer RCASC Training Centre. After the war, he began his career with the City of Calgary, which spanned 31 years. Ken worked in the Transportation Department, the Personnel Department, and retired as the Secretary to the Board of City Commissioners in 1976. After retirement, he was self-employed as a Management Consultant. Ken was a charter member of the Native Calgarian Society. He was a proud Calgarian and knew a lot about the history of Calgary. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Phythias, joining in 1946, and serving in many leadership roles of the organization, locally, nationally, and internationally. He enjoyed many hobbies and activities such as leather tooling, furniture refinishing, square dancing, golfing, and camping. He did volunteer work with various charities and other organizations and he was involved in his church. Ken was a loving husband and father and a devoted grandfather. He will be sadly missed but will live forever in our hearts and memories. The family is grateful for the kind and gentle care he received from the staff of the Beverley Care Centre Lake Midnapore (Bridlewood and Sundance Units).
A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund, #1-4539 6 St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6; or the charity of your choice. Alternatively, donations can be made to the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore Auxiliary Foundation, 500 Midpark Way SE, Calgary AB, T2X 3S3, Ph: (403) 873-2617.
In living memory of Ken Ruttle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences