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David "Luke" Rushton

1954-2019

David "Luke" Rushton

David "Luke" William Rushton passed at his home in McAdam, NB on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 with his family by his side.

Born in Harvey Station, NB, son of the late Angus and Mildred Ruston.

Luke is survived by his loving wife, Janet Rushton and his fur baby, Dane, his daughter, Connie Jeffries (Paul) of Saint John, two grandsons, Dylan and Drew, sister, Maxine Watson of McAdam, nieces and nephews; Shawn (Vanessa), Steven, Robbie (Suzanne), Cathy (Kevin), Bill (Vanessa), Jaimie (Courtney), Bernice Bigger and Daniel Blanchard (Siera), great-nieces and nephews, Kala (Garrett), Branden, Aden, Michael, Ashton, Bradlee, Morgan, Soraya, Noah, Elias, Declan, Jayden, Kale, Xavier, Skylar, great-great nephew, Nolan and sister-in-law, Jean Nadeau (Stephen).

Luke was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara, mother-in-law, Effie, his best friend, Ronald and fur babies, Penny and Missy.

Luke was a man with a great and true love for all things outdoors. He loved working in his yard, tending his garden which was small but he was so proud of. He could often be found outside in the yard, leaned over the fence, talking with his neighbour and friend Billy.

Luke truly found joy out in the woods hunting game and fishing.  His other love was small engine repair, lawn mowers, tractors and whipper snippers all found a new lease on life with Luke’s gifted hands.

He was a true and loyal worker.  Luke dedicated 19 years of his life to the Charmac Company.  He made many lifelong friends while on the job and took great pride in his work and his workplace.

Luke’s great passion was his model trains.  He spent many painstaking hours amassing an impressive collection of antique trains.  He rescued many pieces that might have been lost.  Luke was always fixing or rescuing something.  When he was not out living life hunting and fishing, fixing and collecting, his greatest love of all was saved for his wife, Janet Ruston and his fur baby, Dane, the dog. 

Luke was a man who loved deep and loved true.  He was a man whose hands left lasting marks on everyone and everything he touched. Luke left his world but the things he made and collected and tended to will forever live on.

 As per the family wishes, there will be no visitation or service at this time.

Donations to a living memorial or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Living Memorial or charity of one's choice