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83 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday January 16, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Martha (2012). Dear father of Bill Rutgers (Denise), John Rutgers (Cheryl). Loving Opa of Scott Rutgers (Erica), Bryanne Morphet (Martin), Warren Rutgers, Adam Rutgers (Alicia), Michael Rutgers (Sandra), Evan Rutgers (Kim), Lisa Edwards (Adam) and Great Opa of Keaton, Ella, Sophie and the late Owen (2012). Dear brother of Willemina Tenbroeke (Theo). Predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Henry, Bill and Theo Rutgers and sisters, Annie Boudry and Narda Niewhof. Dear brother-in-law of Annie Rutgers, Jean Rutgers, Annie Rutgers, Annette Rutgers and Nick Niewhof. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Pop’s legacy can be seen all over Essex County with his windmills. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life at the Faith Reformed Church, Kingsville on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ken Labbé officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Faith Reformed Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at

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