Emil Rutski

Emil Rutski

July 02, 1920 – December 4, 2010


Emil Rutski, born on a farm near McKim, Sask., July 02, 1920, passed away peacefully December 4, 2010 at 3 a.m. in Minto House, Nakusp, B.C.


Emil, youngest of seven, was predeceased by his brother Jack in World War II, sister Emily, parents John and Magdalene, sisters Annie, Mary and Helen and brother Charles.


He leaves to mourn his wife of 63 years, Bernice, five children, Lynne (Lew), John (Janice), Dianne (Ken), Madelene (Ron) and Kathryn (Luke), 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Emil was a World War II veteran who was a navigator in the 58th Squadron and then the 424 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He was involved from 1941 to 1946. He came back to Canada in 1946 and met his future wife Bernice, who was teaching his niece and nephew. They were married in July, 1947.


Emil re-enlisted in the R.C.A.F. where he worked as ground crew in the instrument/electrical trade. He helped set up, taught at and worked at three technical schools in Ontario, Germany and Alberta. Emil retired to Duncan B.C. in 1970 and moved to Fauquier in the West Kootenays in 1973. He moved to Minto House, Nakusp on May 19, 2007.


The family of Emil wish to thank anyone cared for him in any way: from medical and caregivers, cooks, housekeepers, front desk and maintenace for their exemplary caring. A funeral mass will be held on December 18th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. followed by refreshments at the Rotary Club Phase 4 on the second floor. In the spring; April/May, there will be a Memorial Service conducted by the Legion and Catholic Church at Fauquier Community Hall. Date to be determined.