Obituary – Allan Rutledge


Allan Edward Rutledge of Kincardine passed away peacefully at Wingham & District Hospital on Thursday, June 27, 2024, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Eleanor Campbell (née Walsh) and the late Gay Rutledge (née Middelkamp).
Loving father of Ken Rutledge (Deb), Carol Kroetsch (Paul), Karen Hofstetter,and Mike Rutledge (Terri). Step-father of Kent Campbell (Jodi) and Jill Brewer (David).
Proud Papa of Jessica Burrows (Dale), Travis Rutledge, Chad Lowry (Sarah), Jenna Lowry (Spencer Freer), Mackenzie Hofstetter, Madison Hofstetter (Jaden Harron), Richard Ross, Shane Ross, Allison Brewer and Lauren Brewer and to his great-grandchildren Alecsys Burrows, Cooper Rutledge, Zoey Freer, Keyarra Ross and Jayden Ross.
Dear brother-in-law of Marlene Walsh, Marian Glen (Greg Nicholson), Renske Daer (Ed), Bouwina Pigeon, Kini Meyer (John), Marjorie Middelkamp, Jake Middelkamp (Margo), Ria Middelkamp, Harlene Middelkamp and Henry Middelkamp (Mary).
Fondly remembered by a large and extended family, his friends and neighbours.
Predeceased by his parents George and Francis Rutledge, brother Robert (Gloria) Rutledge and brothers-in-law Albert, John and Bob Middelkamp.
Allan was raised outside Kincardine on Highway 9 and although he left for a brief time, thinking he would train to be a mechanic, he returned to what he loved most – family and farming. Allan was hard working and never walked away from what needed to be done. He possessed a great sense of humour, sociability, intelligence and a twinkle in his eye. He loved to travel, dance and spend time with others. Allan has left his family and friends with many great memories to comfort them. He will be missed.
Family received friends on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, where a funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 with Rev. Gord Dunbar officiating.
Interment at the Kincardine Cemetery.
If so desired, memorial donations in Allan’s memory to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Kincardine and Community Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy by his family.
Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – Allan Rutledge was last modified: July 8th, 2024 by Dianna Martell