Obituary of Robert (Bob) RUTHERFORD

March 27, 1929 – Guelph, Ontario
May 2, 2020 – Cochrane, Alberta

Robert (Bob) Rutherford, beloved husband of Bernice Lucas Rutherford (nee McKellar ) of Cochrane, AB, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Bob was born in Guelph, Ontario to Robert Clarence and Ella May in 1929. He enjoyed a varied career as a truck-driver, police officer and teacher.

Bob is survived by his wife Bernice, of Cochrane, step-daughter Gail (Brad); children, John (Leslie), Kenny (Deanna), Sue-Marie (Peter), Paul (Susan), Anne; step-granddaughters, Kylene and Krista; eleven grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents, brother Jack, sister Joyce and step-son Bruce.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Bethany Care in Cochrane. Cremation has taken place with no service at Bob’s request. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Bob’s obituary at

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Bob Rutherford, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2,   Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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