WILLIAM (BILL) LORNE RUSH June 10, 1924 - June 19, 2012 Our father, Bill, passed away peacefully in his 89th year on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George BC. He is now in heaven with his greatly missed wife, Lois, who predeceased him in May 2007. Married for 56 years, father to Sandy (Cy) of White Rock, BC; Douglas of Vancouver, BC; Kenneth (Theresa) of Ottawa, ON; and Ann (John) of Ottawa, ON. Treasured grandfather to Stephen (Cheryl) Tordiffe of Surrey, BC; Rose Elizabeth Tordiffe (fiancé Greg Scholtens) of Surrey, BC; Amber and James Schwarz of Ottawa, ON; and Alexandra and William Rush of Ottawa, ON. Great-grandfather to Evan, Anderson, and Carson Tordiffe of Surrey, BC. Dad, we are all very proud of your lifetime achievements: from your wartime service, to your business accomplishments as the founder of Rush Wholesale, to your dedication as a teacher to adults returning to finish their high-school education, to your community service with Meals on Wheels, the Soup bus and to your church. But most importantly, you led your family by example with uncompromising integrity, wisdom, loyalty, humour, love, and a zest for life. We will miss you. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bill's life will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St, Prince George, BC at 2:30 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The family would like to thank Dr Pierre Ducharme and Dr Dan York for their many years of attending to Bill and his health concerns; as well our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of the staff at Jubilee Lodge. Our thankfulness for the tender love and care that was extended to Bill during the last month of his life cannot be expressed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of B.C. - Provincial Office, #300 - 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2.
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Published in The Prince George Citizen on July 5, 2012