Gerald Arnold "Jake" Rushton
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Arnold "Jake" Rushton, 65, of Springhill on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Springhill, Gerald was a son of the late Burton and Dorothy (Schlosser) Rushton.
Gerald was well known for his love of music and the outdoors, especially spending time on his ATV with his friends and family. He enjoyed being active, playing sports, and puttering about. He liked to spend time at the camp. He was always upbeat and a positive person, with a great sense of humour. Gerald was full of energy and loved being surrounded by family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.
Gerald will be deeply missed by, his significant other, Donna Wood, of Springhill; two sons, Shawn (Alicia Adshade) Rushton, Amherst and Christopher (Haley) Rushton, Kentville, NS; five grandchildren, Adryona, Ethan, Trinity, Alice, and Beatrix; siblings, Connie Knol, Collingwood, Nancy (Jim) Hatton, Moncton, David (Bonnie) Rushton, Rodney, Donna (Richard) Harrison, Springhill, Terry (Kelly) Rushton, Berwick, and Ken (Marg) Lowther, Amherst; two step-sisters, Nancy (Ross) Baxter, Amherst, and Patsy (Michael) Tuckey, Douglas Harbour, NB; a step-brother, David (Debbie) MacKay, Leicester, as well as several close nephews and numerous favourite nieces.
Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his step-mother, Doris MacKay, as well as his paternal grandparents, Asa and Mildred Rushton and his maternal grandparents, Paul Legere and Gertrude Schlosser.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Jake's special friends, Joe Rushton, John and Angela Alick, his favourite nurses, Erin Rushton, Jenna Gould and Lacey Reynolds, as well as the staff of the Moncton Hospital and the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their compassion and care.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill (902-597-2361). Family and friends are invited to the funeral home for an afternoon of remembrance from 2-4 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2018. A private family committal will be held in the Hillside Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in memory of Gerald may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Cumberland Palliative Care.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gerald's online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A.H. Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.