Alexander "Curly" James Duncan Rutherford

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Alexander "Curly" James Duncan Rutherford

December 26, 1958 - December 30, 2020

Curly (Alex) Rutherford CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., TEP, passed away suddenly just four days after his 62 birthday on December 30, 2020. The proud owner of Rutherford Financial Services, owner of Rutherford’s Ambulance for many years and co-owner of Rutherflo Transportation. Curly left behind his wife of 34 years Cheryl Rutherford, daughters Sydney Mattson (Cory), Shelby Rutherford (Frankie Dog), his beloved grandson Micky Alexandra John Mattson, brother Pat “Snap” Rutherford (Shelley), sisters Cindy Jakobi (Don), Paulie Deseure (Terry) and Peggy Minifie (Craig), mother-in-law Margaret “Peggy” Boudreau, sister-in-law Annette Woolmer (John), brother-in-law Mike Boudreau (Donna). Curly also cared deeply and loved his many nieces and nephews, Katie, Mikel, Hailey, Allie, Courtney, Shawn, Curtis, Mitchel, Riley, Jamie, Casey, Sam, Elliot, Mackenzie and his 7 great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his “mom and pop” Flo and Alex Rutherford, his father in-law Lou Boudreau and his sister Susie Rutherford.

Curly, Alex, husband, dad, grampa, brother, son, uncle or friend. He had so many names all important for different reason. Throughout his life he met and helped so many. He was always known as the happiest guy. Wherever he went people would know him and greet him with a smile and a handshake. Whether you knew him wearing a suit, a ball uniform or his cut off shorts you knew him wearing a smile. He was most proud of his daughters, who were unquestionably very proud of him. To his daughters he passed on his love for food and cooking and the importance of education so they would be successful in life, his love for animals, and multiple experiences they would never be able to do on their own, but most of all his unconditional love and support. One of the most important things he instilled was to be kind. Something he always learned from his mother “Flo” was to think of others, and how to help even if it was only a little bit. His acts of kindness and generosity had no limits, from his countless charities and foundations he raised money for and supported, to his generosity to anyone he saw in need, he would help. When it came to his wife, Alex was always so supportive and agreeable to what Cheryl’s wishes were always saying, “well girls what would make mom most happy"? Even when his first grandson was born, he was happier for mom to get a grandchild then for himself. His love for his grandson Micky was infectious, everyone knew it. Dad was so proud of his many career accomplishments but nothing compared to his marriage and life he built with Cheryl. Their favorite spot was their back yard, mom by her pool and Curly by the creek.

Through his family, ball, work, community and friends he touched so many lives and will be so missed. When Mom, Shelby and I think about dad and what he is doing right now, we think about him greeting his best friend Roxy (his dog who passed away) walking along a peaceful creek in heaven.

A private family service took place on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Celebration of Life to follow (date not yet determined).

In lieu of flowers and because of his love for animals donations may be made to the following animal rescues:
“underdograilroadcanada.com” Toronto based rescue of dogs and cats from high-kill shelters
“ruffstartnewbeginnings.com” rescue for all breeds in Colborne
“fixedfurlife.com” rescue out of Belleville

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Clare and Linda Chapman - January 17, 2021

Cheryl and Family We are so sorry for your loss Clare and Linda Chapman

Michele Robinson - January 16, 2021

Cheryl, so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts are with you. Michele Robinson

Tara Carothers (nee Sayers) - January 16, 2021

My sincere condolences on your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up with Curly.

Carol Ann Heffernan - January 15, 2021

We just want to let you know that we are thinking about all you during this time. Sincerely, Tom & CarolAnn Heffernan

Joe Scout - January 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to Alex's family. I just learned of his passing from Pat. Alex was always there for me over the last 40 years. As a friend, an inspirational voice, a listener, and many times a partner in antics. He changed my life in many ways over the years, right from introducing me to my now wife 40 years ago, to being my financial advisor, and everything in between. Rest in Peace Alex.

Jan E Bangs - January 14, 2021

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. Alex and the Rutherford family give so much to our community. My deepest condolences to you. Jan Bangs

Vicki Haley - January 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Hospice

Ann and Alex Kidd - January 13, 2021

We are so shocked to hear of Alex’s passing. He was our Financial Advisor for over 20 years and my father’s for many years before. We will miss his friendly chats and sound advice. Our condolences to the family.

Bill Lifeso - January 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Bill Lifeso - January 13, 2021

I just heard of Alex’s passing. I’m so disturbed that a man so full of life has been taken from his friends and family so early. He and I were business neighbors on Durham St. and I never tired of hearing him replying to my Greeting with, “l’m Striving”.

Deanne Spalding - January 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Mary Jane Mitchell - January 12, 2021

Cindy Jakobi {Don} and the Rutherford family, I am so sorry to hear of your brother, father, uncles passing. Sorry I can't be there for you Cindy. Lots of love and prays!

Paul Racine - January 11, 2021

My deepest sympathies to the Rutherford family. I was always impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of Alex. A great ambassador for his family and community . He will be missed. Again , thinking of the family. Paul

Debbie Marshman - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Underdog Railroad Canada

Debbie Craig-Marshman - January 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to you all. Big hugs and sending Prayers of Love and support. So deeply sorry xo

Bruce, Danice, Megan Covert - January 11, 2021

Curly was in the very first class I taught at Cobourg East. Even 40 years later he continued to call me "Mr Covert" whenever he saw me, despite my attempts to get him to call me Bruce. Colborne has lost a great ambassador. Our condolences to the family. A Memorial Donation has been made to: ruffstartnewbeginnings.com

Judy and Wayne Ferguson - January 11, 2021

To Cheryl and the entire Rutherford family, I would like to express my sincerest condolences on the sudden and tragic passing of Alex. Your loss is immeasurable and although words can't heal your broken hearts, I want you to know that you're all in our thoughts. It was always a pleasure to see Curly pop in the office because if his smile didn't brighten your day then his laughter definitely would. Treasure your memories and keep him in your hearts forever. Stay strong

Arthur and Nancy Dalgarno - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Cobourg Bulls Juniors - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fixed Fur Life

Karen Bell - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Linda Osborne and Rick Teal - January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about Curly. Many memories all the way back to kindergarten. Always laughing and always smiling!!! We will miss u our friend. Rick Teal and Linda (Ozzie) Osborne ❤❤❤

Linda Osborne and Rick Teal - January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about Curly. Many memories all the way back to kindergarten. Always laughing and always smiling!!! We will miss u our friend. Rick Teal and Linda (Ozzie) Osborne ❤❤❤

Jayne Fisher - January 10, 2021

I could hardly believe this when I heard. My mom Barbara Ann Fisher thought so highly of this guy. They shared many stories when she was working as a nurse in Emerg all those years. I have only just know him better as he Became my financial advisor after mom passed My heart goes out to the family is this most difficult times Take care Jayne Fisher

Glenn Keeling - January 9, 2021

Alex, you are indeed one of a kind. A customer of Just Brew It since day one and we always looked forward to seeing you. We are so very sorry you are gone friend. Rest in peace Alex and know we love you pal. Carin and Glenn Keeling

Deanna-Lynn Peacock. - January 9, 2021

Sending light and love to the Rutherford Family and all their families. I’m Sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother, uncle, brother in law and so much more. I didn’t know Curly but did know how much Cindy and Don felt about family and the cherished times spent together. Hold memories tight, they help fill the void in your heart. Memorial Donation to Orillia SPCA

Rhonda Hogg - January 9, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Cindy, Peggy and the entire family. I hope you smile when the memories of Curly come to mind... and I pray those cherished memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time xo

Rolf & Linda Sturzenegger - January 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Cindy McElrea - January 8, 2021

I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Curly’s passing. I remember him from seeing he and Cheryl around town but mostly from when our girls played hockey together. He was always so upbeat and encouraging both during and after the games...often cheering for both teams!Of course he always had his infectious smile and positive attitude which was contagious. Condolences to Cheryl and family. Curly, may you Rest In Peace knowing you made this world a better place.

Chris Winship - January 8, 2021

Dear Cheryl and family... i just learned of Alex`s death when i was speaking with Ken Barth this afternoon, another long time Canada lifer and am so sorry to learn of this sad news. We started in the insurance business together 38 years ago and i always enjoyed working together in the " bull-pit " and playing baseball together ,then going out afterwards for beers " TWO MAX ". Please accept my sincere condolences .. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Brett Anderson - January 8, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Rutherford family. I knew Alex for more than 20 years. He was my trusted financial advisor , my confident and most importantly my friend. When I had an appointment with Alex to discuss business I always knew that the meeting would take much longer than it needed to and that my staff would have to endure a lot of laughing and joking , much of which was Alex’s doing. His personality was infectious and I was always in a great mood when Alex left . I will miss my friend and am a better person because I knew him. Dr Brett Anderson

Rick Polley / Sandra Chapman - January 8, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and her family at this difficult time.

Caroline Medd - January 7, 2021

My life is better for having known Alex and sharing times with him. Alex was endlessly positive, laughing and charismatic. I hope we meet each other the day Jesus returns for his people - Alex first because the dead in Christ rise first!!

Les Andrews - January 7, 2021

I am really struggling with the reality that Alex will not be bounding around town, with his great smile and his hugely positive attitude. I haven't met the family but send my deepest thoughts to you. Stay brave Les

Dekeyser Family - January 7, 2021

We are very saddened to hear of Alex passing. There are no words to express our deep sadness, disbelief and heart break. To say that Curly had a zest for life, his family, his community and his business would be an understatement. Anytime you saw him, he was always smiling and reminding you to "rock on" ! We are thinking and sending the entire Rutherford family our most sincere condolences.

Dekeyser Family (Ed, Brenda, Tracey, Derek, Tami, Mitch & Megan) - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Don Emond - January 7, 2021

Alex was always a pleasant and happy gentleman whenever we would see each other. I was truly sad to hear this news and hope fond memories replace sadness in time. To the entire Rutherford family please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Don Emond

Cathy Cane - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - January 7, 2021

To the Rutherford Family; We were so sad to learn of Curly’s passing and mourn with you the sudden passing of such a special member of your family. We pray that you may all find peace and healing for your hurting hearts. Thinking of you all with love. The Dalgarno family.

David & Carol Hutzel - January 7, 2021

Rutherford family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Alex’s smile, enthusiasm and energy will truly be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Glenn and Sandra McBride - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Underdog Railroad Canada

Larry&Sue Cann - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Larry Cann - January 7, 2021

Alex was always interested in what you and your family were doing , always a kind word and a smile.We will miss him and our conversations about politics and people. He will always be remembered as some one who tried to make life better for others.Our sincere condolences to all of Alex’s family and friends. Larry& Sue Cann

Linda Linker - January 7, 2021

Our sincere Condolences to the Rutherford family. Dan and Linda Linker

Karim McDaniels - January 7, 2021

How very sad to learn of the loss of Curly...I only knew him a brief time but he was always so warm, funny, kind, and with the most engaging smile and laugh. My deepest, most sincere condolences to all the Rutherford family. RIP Curly.

Stephanie Csanky - Ready Print - January 7, 2021

I am extremely saddened to learn of Alex’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Alex the last few years on printing for all of the various projects that Alex was eagerly working on, whether in Cobourg or Colborne. Alex was always ambitious, very generous and had the most infectious positive attitude. He will be so missed and he was such a pleasure to work with and be around. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and to all those he impacted in his life.

Ted Helps - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Underdog Railroad Canada

Ted Helps - January 6, 2021

Our sincere condolences; we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Curly. Ted and Nancy Helps

Adriano - January 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Alex for a couple of years and will always remember him for his positive outlook on life. He will be greatly missed. To his family, I am very sorry for your loss and wish you all well.

The Cimetta Family - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Dana and Janice Johnston - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Rosa Lee-Osinga - January 6, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to all of Curly,s families Truly sorry for your loss Stay safe our friends He will be greatly missed. Love Rosa and Tom

Julie Hall - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Daisie O'Neil - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Paul and Carol Ingram - January 6, 2021

Pat and the Rutherford Family, so very sorry to hear of the loss of Curly, he will be making a ball team in heaven now. Cherish the memories of him forever in your hearts.

Sylvia Preston - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Rotary Club of Cobourg

John Semlitch - January 6, 2021

This was such a shock when I heard this news this morning. It is true about his smile. I think back to all the years in the same classes with Curly and I don't think he ever did not have a smile on his face. One of the most positive people I ever knew. I remember in grade 8 Curly ran for class president and asked me to be his campaign manager. That was the easiest job I have ever had in my life, because he was the most popular guy in the school, so he had already won the election. RIP Curly.

Larry and Melanie Sine - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Roger herron - January 6, 2021

Was Shocked to here of the passing of Alex. My Heart goes out to the Rutherford family, such a loss to so many People and the Home town of Colborne. Will always have the good memories growing up with Curly, Rest in Peace my Friend. Gone to soon!

Bruce alldred - January 6, 2021

Cindy and extended family sorry to hear of your loss

Rick Clark - January 5, 2021

So sorry to hear about Curly sending my condolences to the the Rutherford family he will not be forgotten

The Cimetta Family - January 5, 2021

To the Rutherford Family, We are so sadden to hear of "Curly's" passing, such a great person to have known through out our lives. Our Sincere Condolences go out to the Rutherford family. He was a good friend through out our early years in Colborne Public School and many years after. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

Steven and Helen Gifford - January 5, 2021

To the Rutherford Family, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Curly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim , Tammy and Militello Family - January 5, 2021

Curly remembered as a most happy sincere guy to all . We give our most sincere condolences to all the Rutherford family during this time .

John Natale - January 5, 2021

To the Rutherford family, I extend my deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Alex and he was a wonderful man. Always trying to do what's best for his clients, always so friendly and always so grateful. He even left me a message over the holidays wishing me well and thanking me for my support. A true gentleman. My thoughts are with all of you.

Ken and Karen Kettle - January 5, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Rutherford Family on the loss of Alex. Hope this quote gives you some solace at this terrible time of loss. "When we lose someone, grief is the last act of love we have to give. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."

Peter and Julie Williams - January 5, 2021

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of "Curly" This sudden and unexpected loss of a husband,father,brother is extremely difficult. Our thoughts are with you all. Peter and Julie

Donald and Cathy Calnan - January 5, 2021

Deepest condolences to all of Curly’s family. He was a man who always took the time to inquire about you and your family, and share his happiness of his grandchildren, and family.

Rhonda Hogg - January 5, 2021

Oh Rutherford family... Peggy and Cindy. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Curly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I hope you find peace in remembering Curly and his contributions to the community and laughter of past memories. He was so well loved and I know you will dearly miss him. Love and thoughts are with you, Rhonda xo

Valerie - January 5, 2021

Curly impacted so many lives over the years with his energy and passion for life. Many fond memories. My sincere heart felt condolences.

Dr Chris Ashton - January 5, 2021

I have great memories of times with Curly. An awesome guy from the finest of families. My condolences to all.

Kym Rusaw - January 5, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Curly's love for his family, and life in general, was evident in every conversation I am thankful to have had with him. I will miss our regular driveway chats and his positive presence in the community. He always knew how to lift others spirits and leave them with a smile. He will live on in our hearts and memories. Love Kym and Ruby

Joanne and Shaun Shuttleworth - January 5, 2021

Curly’s generous and kind nature will be truly missed. His love for his community and the many ways he helped behind the scenes to make Colborne a better place, as well as helping so many teams and people in need, will not be forgotten. Our sincerest condolences go out to all the Rutherford family.

Hank and Kathy Packard - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Hank and Kathy Packard - January 5, 2021

To the Rutherford Family. We were saddened to hear of Curly's sudden passing. He was such an energetic and cheerful person who did a lot of good things for our community. We considered him a close friend and will remember him for his favourite phrase, “Rock and Roll”. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this time. Rest In Peace Curly. Love Hank & Kathy

Leslie Abrams - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Nancy and Wayne Rutherford - January 5, 2021

Our hearts are filled with grief hearing the news of Curly passing. We have so many great memories of times spent with him. He was one of the most positive and generous people we know. He will be sadly missed but always in our thoughts. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. Love Nancy and Wayne

Bob Hasiuk - January 5, 2021

So sorry to hear about Curly. Our prayers for his soul and especially for the family who are left with his loss. May his kindness live on through all of you.

Jim Corrigan - January 5, 2021

My sincerest and deepest condolences to the entire family. I am sincerely humbled at being able to have gotten to know Alex through our study group at Manulife, where I always had a great deal of respect for him, his integrity, gentleness, eager top learn and to help attitudes. He is in my thoughts and prayers for his cherished family and will be missed by many.

Tammy Schuetzkowski - January 5, 2021

To Alex's Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Alex and he really loved our business. I will miss him, his laugh and his joy for life.

Jeanne Bell - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Tracey and Scott Rylott - January 5, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Rutherford family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Bittu Jassal - January 5, 2021

Our Deepest Condolences to Family. We will miss Alex.

Brian Morton - January 5, 2021

I am both shocked and saddened to hear this news about Alex. I have known Alex for many years through our mutual association with Financial Horizons & Advocis. I always enjoyed our lively conversations whenever we saw each other at financial meetings or on the street after I moved from Kingston to Cobourg. My most sincere condolences to Alex's wife & family.

Shelly Smith - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Jack and Terri Dowle - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Karen and Michael Parker - January 5, 2021

Sudden deaths are always shocking, and this is so true of Curly’s sudden passing. Everything loving has already been said about Alex, and the entire community will miss his generosity and positive outlook. Our deepest condolences to Cheryl, Shelby, Sydney and the entire Rutherford clan. Hugs to each and every one of you.

Harrigan and Bradstreet Families - January 5, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Alex's family and friends. Twenty years ago I walked into talk to Alex about finances and walked away with a friend. He always gave such great advice and we hardly ever talked about money, always talked family, friends and community. He will be greatly missed by me, and I can only hope some of his wisdom and generosity was passed along to me. From "Flo's Cookie Jar" to Leafs (Bruins) tickets he always had my best interest at heart. A donation has been made in his honor. Bernie Harrigan

Sheila and Donald Webb - January 5, 2021

Our condolences go out to the Rutherford families. Such a loss. Always remember the good times!

Andrea and Greg Bowen - January 5, 2021

Thinking of you all during this time. Will miss Alex dearly.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - January 5, 2021

Rutherford Family: We were sorry to hear of your loss, Curly will certainly be missed by all and on the streets of Cobourg. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Jacqueline & Brad Steacy - January 5, 2021

Our Condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Michael Stephenson and Bernadette Murray - January 5, 2021

We want to express our condolences to the Rutherford family in this time of loss. Alex was indeed a good and generous man who always enlivened any gathering. His energy and optimism were gifts to those around him and we only have to think of what he brought to the table and we all too can soldier on following his example. God bless!

Tracey Murphy - January 5, 2021

To Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby & All of the Rutherford family; Please accept my sincere condolences! Curly brought a smile to everyone he met with his positive energy! His spirit & energy will carry on in all of you! Sending thoughts & prayers to help heal your broken hearts!

Rob Beresford - January 5, 2021

So shocked and saddened to hear of Alex’s passing. Always a pleasure doing business with him. Condolences to the families.

Dr Bradley Rusaw - January 5, 2021

I have many great memories of Curly from my youth. He was a passionate, devoted person who poured so much into our community, and especially fastball. I can still hear him coaching from third base, encouraging us with his familiar "rock and roll" slogan, and always maintaining a positive, upbeat environment. If I was fortunate to run into Curly in the past 20 years while in Colborne, he was always quick to fill me on how his family was doing and the plans he had for fastball in the area. He was an "all-in" person who I was blessed to know. I am sure he is organizing a ball team in heaven now. Lots of love to your whole family. Brad Rusaw

Nicole Dekeyser-Kniff - January 5, 2021

So very sorry for your loss Cheryl, Sydney and Shelby and to the entire Rutherford family. He was a good man that meant a lot to people through the years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you all and his grandson who will miss out on a lot of Curly’s wisdom and fun. Sending strength to get you all through this hard time.

Cecilia &Eddy GEENS - January 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all the Rutherford family,especially to Cheryl,Sydney,and Shelby. Curly's dedication to the community and his charismatic enthusiasm will always be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him .R.I.P.

Cecilia &Eddy GEENS - January 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all the Rutherford family,especially to Cheryl,Sydney,and Shelby. Curly's dedication to the community and his charismatic enthusiasm will always be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him .R.I.P.

Rebecca McVeigh - January 4, 2021

Cindy and Family - My heart felt sympathy to you and all your family on the sudden passing of Curly. He was a wonderful man and a friend to all who knew him. He will be truly missed.

Karen and Micheal Brown - January 4, 2021

We were knew Alex through his Financial Services and he was family friend of parents. He was the kindest man I know always willing to help in any way he can. He always greeted us with a big smile and handshake. Cobourg has lost one it's finest.. R.I.P. Alex!!! Thoughts are with everyone at this time.

Ginny (Lawless) Heming - January 4, 2021

To Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby and family, and to my Rutherford cousins Pat, Cindy, Peggy, Paulie and families. I am heartbroken to hear about my cousin Curly who is the same age as me. The bonds that we made as children and teens are still deep in my heart. We shared a ton of laughter and fun and pranks - hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa Lawless's farm in Grafton or at the family reunions at the Rutherford cottage in Colborne. After high school I moved away and didn't see my cousins as much as I would have liked to, however the love of family has no boundaries. I am happy that I got to see Curly in 2013/2014 when I came home to Cobourg from BC to help take care of my parents. We had a huge hug, some laughter and chats and that is one of many memories that I will cherish. I also love animals and creeks so now I will hold Curly in my heart when I wander along creeks and rivers. I would love to hug all of you in person but for now I am sending giant hugs across the miles from British Columbia. Take good care of yourselves and each other. ❤️❤️❤️ Cousin Ginny and family. ❤️❤️❤️

Bernadette Gatien - January 4, 2021

I seem to be at a loss to find the proper words to express my deepest sympathy in your recent loss of Curly. He was such a vibrant character who always wore a smile & wave & was always genuinely happy to meet anyone. He was so very proud of his family & happy to share what was going on with them. Know you are all in my thought & prayers & I am sure there are many happy memories that will help you during this difficult time. Sincerely Bernadette Gatien & Family

Jim and Marilyn Black - January 4, 2021

Jim and I are very shocked and sad to hear of Curly’s passing....always smiling with so much energy....he will be remembered and missed, Our condolences to his Cheryl and his girls and to all his family Jim and Marilyn Black

Trevor and Crystal Sherwin - January 4, 2021

We were very sad to hear of the loss of Curly. He was an amazing ball coach and Friend. Our condolences go out to the Rutherford Family. His amazing spirit and kindness will live on through all of you. Sending healing thoughts to you all.

Susanne and Gord Jex - January 4, 2021

Sincere condolences to all of you. Such a vibrant, kind man, sharing positivity at every opportunity. Curly will be deeply missed

Sharon keighley - January 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of this loss. Thinking of and praying for the whole family May you find comfort and peace in our Heavenly Father who cares deeply

Ken, Velma and Dave Yorke - January 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy for your loss to the Rutherford family.

Brad Halls - January 4, 2021

To the family of Alex Rutherford: My wife Heather and I want to express our sadness on learning of Alex's death. I came to know Alex during our 35+ years living and working in Cobourg, practising law. So I knew him as a business man of great integrity, as well as a genuinely warm, friendly individual. For a time we shared office space with him at our office at 203 Durham Street. He had a community-wide reputation for supporting many worthwhile activities with great public spirit. I know you will have a lifetime of memories of happy times, which we hope will comfort you during this time of sadness. Brad Halls, Fergus, Ontario (formerly of Cobourg)

Judy Clarey - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Letty Jo Orr - January 4, 2021

Dear Cheryl and Family, Words seem so inadequate at this time, but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is with special memories recalling our Kensington Avenue days as neighbours. Alex was always good to us, very helpful and very thoughtful. We will all miss him. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Letty Jo Orr and Family.

Kim Borm - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Bonnie Rusaw - January 4, 2021

Cheryl,Shelby,Sydney,Cory & Micky& The entire Rutherford family We are all saddened by Curly’s extremely sudden & unexpected passing. Curly loved his community & worked tirelessly on projects to improve it. His love of fastball resulted in many young people playing a higher level of ball. Lasting friendships were formed& countless lessons learned on the ball fields. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing Curly with all of us. He will always be remembered with a smile. Until we meet again- Rock’n’Roll Curly! Rock’n’Roll!

Karen Chalovich - January 4, 2021

My sincere condolences to your family. I have known Alex for many years as a friend in business, politics and the community & he will be missed for his dedication & many contributions. I have donated to Ruff Start in his memory.

Rhonda & Jeff Bisset - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Kathy & Mike Voskamp - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Phil, Alma, Jake, Katelyn, & Family - January 4, 2021

Our condolences to the Rutherford family. The entire community and fastball family is grieving for you all. Rest In Peace and “Rock & Roll”. You will be sorely missed.

Dave Birnie - January 4, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Curly's family and friends. I knew Curly through fastball. He was very generous and supportive to many fastball teams. He was an outstanding human being.

Scott and Chere CAMPBELL - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Paula Nelson - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

The Markles - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Ken and Dianne Barlow - January 4, 2021

Thinking of all of you at this time

BLAIR MURRAY - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Terry Watts - January 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Rutherford family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏🙏 Terry & Elaine Watts

Mark,Cindy Bickle and Family - January 4, 2021

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Curly will be sadly missed. May all your memories help you though this time of sorrow

Tim Post - January 4, 2021

Curly was an inspiration. Many conversations over a bevy at the pub. Always looking for ways to make Colborne and Cramahe better. A very dedicated and incredibly busy voice for Colborne. You will be missed by many, and certainly by me. RIP, Curly

Camilla mike corkery - January 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family .. curly was such a big presence in all of our lives and will always be remembered with laughter and friendship .. he was an outstanding person that did so much for our community.. curly will be missed so dearly .. we were so lucky to know him ..

John & Marilyn Sharpe - January 4, 2021

To the Rutherford Family, Our heart aches with yours. A guy like Curly comes into your life only occasionally, we’re so blessed to have known him and to have him as a friend and neighbour. Rock & Roll Alex!

John Kernaghan - January 4, 2021

My condolences to the Rutherford families . This is such a shock , Curly was so well liked by all with his high energy and addictive smile. His dedication to his family and his community it such a loss to all. He will be sadly missed . I will always cherish the memories growing up with Curly. He was a true friend. John kernaghan

Bill and Nicole Stirling - January 4, 2021

Our deepest Condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Susan Hetherington Cowles - January 4, 2021

I am so saddened by the loss of Curly..My family took taxi's weekly and got to know Alex and Flo and Snapper and Curly pretty well...we left Colborne almost 34 years ago so didn't see alot of them after that..So many good memories of their kindness and generosity...I could easily write a list...Flo and Alex were loving parents and as a family they worked together played together and I believe prayed together..had many great conversations about church with both Flo and Alex...A few days before my grandmother died Curly was with the ambulance...he was just full of cheer and good will and also made a point of asking how she was doing...? This was very common for Flo as well when a member of our family needed an ambulance...Such a great family..it truly breaks my heart to know this family has suffered yet another great loss...and so has the community...My deepest heartfelt condolences...Just know how many lives you have all touched...

Jeanine Clarey - January 4, 2021

Dear Sydney & Shelby So sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers Sincerely Jeanine La Fontaine-Clarey St, Mary School

Wanda Dunk - January 4, 2021

This is from mom Arlene Carr so she really sad about your loss of brother Alex (Curly ) . He going be miss.

Lex Luttikhuis and Michelle Chiunti - January 4, 2021

There really seems to be no words for your loss at this time ... an incredible man and a remarkable family. As you already know, Curly was always there with his infectious smile and enthusiasm. Please know our thoughts are with you and we will do anything to help at any time ... our deepest sympathy to all.

Wanda Dunk - January 4, 2021

Yours thought& prayers are with your family .Loss of your brother Alexander & husband& father.Alexander will help people who needs help. He going to be miss. Ernie& Wanda& Brittany& Brayden Dunk.

Navneet Bains - January 4, 2021

My deepest sympathies for the Rutherford family. I had the pleasure of working with Alex. I admired his passion and focus on his business. I will miss his energetic and enthusiastic nature. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sylvia Gallagher - January 4, 2021

Our condolences to the family. We have made a donation in Curly’s name to one of his favourite charities. He will be so missed by everyone. One of the nicest guys ever. Ray and Sylvia Gallagher

Juley Zanette - January 4, 2021

To Alex's family, I'm very sadden to hear of the news. I've worked wiht Alex for many years working with him. I know he cared for his clients very much. My deepest condolences.

Adam & Leslie Roseblade - January 4, 2021

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

Rob Morse - January 4, 2021

My deepest condolences to all the family. We worked together for many years. He was so passonate about helping people and had such a kind and generous heart. He will be deeply missed.

DEBBIE Hodgkinson-Adams - January 4, 2021

I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of Curly, my condolences to the Rutherford family.

Mary Mouse Checkley Ainsworth - January 4, 2021

Family all of you know how I feel about Curly. I have also lost a brother, best friend, partner in crime. Colborne has lost a great community supporter. I will always wonder what would have been next. My heart breaks with and for you.

Larry Davidson - January 4, 2021

Alex looked after our corporate and personal insurance and did it in a way that was not only truly professional but legitimately caring. His positive attitude and warm and genuine manner was always appreciated. I will remember him fondly for being high energy and full of life. The world has lost a genuine guy. May his memory bring only happiness for you all. Larry

Jennifer Keller-Nelson - January 4, 2021

There are no words to express the loss of Curly. He was a charismatic, energetic individual who loved life. Walking into the ball diamonds will certainly never be the same knowing we won't hear "right on!" or "rock on!" from him. Know that our thoughts are with you at this time

Rino Ferreri - January 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Rutherford family for this sudden loss. Alex was always a bright light of excitement whenever we would cross paths. We are blessed to have known him, he will be missed. May he rest with our Lord in Heaven and may the Holy Spirit bring strength to the family during this difficult time.

Kevin Murphy - January 4, 2021

To Alex's Family. I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Alex and he really loved our business. I will miss him as will his clients. My condolences.

Ursula Clark - January 4, 2021

Deepest condolences to the Rutherford family on the loss of Curly. He reminded me of Uncle Phonse , Curly's grandfather who had a happy twinkle in his eye all the time. Cherish your memories!

Jenny Duda and Randy Richardson - January 4, 2021

To all the Rutherford Family we are so sorry for your loss. Curly was a real original with a beautiful playful spirit. He always left you with a smile. Sending you love and prayers.

Barb/Wayne Linton - January 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Rutherford family with the loss of Alex. When I retired from Scotiabank in 2016 he was one person I missed seeing as we would run into each other daily. Sometimes just a Hello others a 15 minute visit. He will be greatly missed by all.

Shelly Davey - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Greg Lands - January 4, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Alex. My condolences to all his family.

Sandra Arthur - January 4, 2021

To the Rutherford Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. Curly was an amazing person who looked after so many. His constant smile and laugh will always be remembered.

Erinn - January 4, 2021

Thinking of your entire family at this time. Curly’s smile was definitely infectious. He touched the lives of so many, and will continue to do so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Ryan, Erinn and Ty Curtis

John Baldwin - January 4, 2021

Our sincere condolence to the family from the Baldwins.

Willy & Brenda Casteels - January 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences for the loss of a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother Friend. He will be missed by many, as will his infectious smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

Scott and Theresa Tuttle - January 4, 2021

We would like to send our sincere sympathy to the Rutherford families. I enjoyed Curly's company at the office and at the ballpark, and he always greeted you with a smile and a hand shake. The Cobourg Bulls would also like to send condolences, he was a terrific supporter when Curly didn't have a team to work with for a few years. May he rest in peace.

Melanie Fiddick - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Larry and Cindy Gibbons - January 4, 2021

Cindy we have talked many times about how hard it is to lose a sibling and here you are again. My heart breaks for you and your family. Remember to stay strong. It is what they would want. And as we have learned through life it is all we can do. They are always with us in heart and in our memories LOVE

Melanie Sinclair (Covert) and Scott Covert - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Sue and Bill Shannon - January 3, 2021

To Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby and all of the Rutherford Families. Bill and I send our deepest sympathy and send our love to all of you.Curly will be missed.

Brenda & Bobby Boudreau - January 3, 2021

Cheryl, girls & families. Thinking of you all at this sad & difficult time. Life can certainly take us for a loop at times. Life is precious and so are the memories. Cherish them all and know that you’re in our thoughts & prayers as you continue your lives without him. May he RIP!

Kim Zeppa - January 3, 2021

I’m so very sorry to hear of this tragic loss to the whole Rutherford family. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this devastating time. 🙏🏻 The Zeppa family ❤️

Karen Barchuk Garrard - January 3, 2021

To all the Rutherford family: I cannot express the level of heartbreak I felt when I heard of Curly's passing. For so many years this family has been special to me and of course Curly was no exception. He was my "financial guy" for years, but mostly my friend. As many have said always smiling, always joking and always wanting to know about the family. Sending love and hugs to you all. God Speed my friend!

Marg Trottman-Graham - January 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of the loss of Curly. Lots of memories at KB Park. My sincere sympathy for all.

Scott Lang - January 3, 2021

We would like to pass along our condolences to the Rutherford family. Sorry for your loss. Scott and Lisa Lang

Karen Barchuk Garrard - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Becki Walsh - January 3, 2021

Curly was truly one of a kind, he made our town a better place and we are blessed to have known him. Our hearts go out to the entire Rutherford family at this sad time. Please accept our condolences and know that we will always fondly remember your Curly. June Ann, Toby & Becki

Nadine Moonie and Chris Swoffer - January 3, 2021

To all the Rutherford families, our families share a lot of history. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

James & Susan Kernaghan - January 3, 2021

Rutherford family so sorry for your loss . RIP Curly

Rose and Don Clark - January 3, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Rutherford families. Curly is going to be missed deeply by everyone that ever had the opportunity to have met him and be involved with his dreams for his home town. He always greeted you with a big smile and had such a positive outlook. Cherish your memories. Hugs to everyone. Don and Rose Clark.

Beverly Martin - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Beverly Martin - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Underdog Railroad Canada

Beverly Martin - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fixed Fur Life

Michelle Webb - January 3, 2021

To All of the Rutherford Families, a community shares in your loss and I hope you find comfort in knowing how appreciated Curly was by many. He recently greeted me while Christmas shopping with his infectious smile and loud voice, his trademarks. He will always be remembered for keeping fastball going in Colborne. Hold your memories close to your hearts and hugs to you all. Michelle Webb

Tom Philp - January 3, 2021

Oh. What a shock this must be for the family. I grew up in Colborne knowing "Curly" as the bratty little kid who lived in "the ambulance house". Years later, after moving back to the area, I got to know this remarkable person as a kind, generous, funny man who would, if necessary, give you the shirt off his back. I'll miss you, my friend. My heart goes out to the family.

Deb Kimmett (Coyle) - January 3, 2021

I just spoke with Alex recently by chance downtown. He really helped me this fall with my retirement and life insurance. We had some good chats and he always asked about my boys whom he remembered from their days playing ball. A great guy with a generous kind nature. My condolences to the family. The world will miss Alex.

Linda and David Laliberte - January 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Rutherford family at this time. Curly will always be remembered for his love of baseball and his generosity he gave to those on his teams including our son Nick. May all your memories provide you some comfort at this time. The Lalibertes

Cindy Sherwin - January 3, 2021

Deepest condolences to all the family in the loss of Alex. He will be deeply missed by the entire community. RIP Curly

DALE craig - January 3, 2021

Sending my condolences to all family members.

Mary A Cole - January 3, 2021

When I read about Curly and what a great guy he was, I felt as though I was reading about Florian. She really must have passed her good qualities on to her kids. Florian's Mom and my Mom {Aunt Cass} were sisters so when I read that Curly had passed away I just had to pass on my regrets to his family. Sincere condolences. Mary Calnan Cole

Marg, Jo-Anne and Rob Moore - January 3, 2021

To the Rutherford family our deepest sympathies. We have many fond memories growing up with Curly, he always had a big smile on his face we will never forget. He was such a wonderful friend and was there for us as our brother (and son) Bryon went through his cancer diagnosis. Sending all of our love!

Barry and Cathy Holdam - January 3, 2021

Ah Peggy, we are so sorry for your loss. This comes as a shock, especially at this time of year. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Cathy and Barry Holdam

Adam Wainwright - January 3, 2021

My condolences to the entire family... Curly was definitely one of a kind " Rock and Roll " til we meet again

Dianna Savage - January 3, 2021

Remending the smiles and words he always spoke

The Lawless Family-Cathie, Ginny, Mary and families - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Steve Koomen - January 3, 2021

Although deeply saddened by this devastating lost, it is impossible not to feel overwhelmingly enriched by Alex's memory. RIP Curly.........thanks for everything. With our sincere condolences, The Koomen Family

Gene DiMarco - January 3, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Curly. Please accept our deepest condolences and rest assured that all of our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cheryl, Kayliegh, Meghan & Gene

Scott and Noni Dobbins - January 3, 2021

Thinking about you all in your time of sorrow. May all your memories hold Alex dear to your heart.

Paddy Fitzgerald Nolan - January 3, 2021

Beautiful well written tribute to Curly. Loved his family and community and sports. Curly will be missed by many. Never saw him without a smile. I am better person for known Curly and his family. I send you my deepest sympathy and love. Love Paddy and Brian Nolan

Mark and Judy Clarey - January 3, 2021

We were shocked and saddened to hear Curly had passed. Fond memories of Curley and the Rutherford family . Deepest sympathy to all. Mark and Judy

Patrick and B.J. Bowen - January 3, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Alex's passing, a kind and wonderful person who help all he came to know. I will miss our talks on family and life, a true friend RIP Alex

Mary Jane Mazurek - January 3, 2021

My Condolences to the Families, Curly was such an example to man-kind, he will be missed by many. I will miss his sincere & caring personality and his contagious laugh 💞

Lea (Scott) Barrow - January 3, 2021

Dear Cheryl, Sydney and Shelby-so very shocked and saddened to hear of Curly's passing. My deepest sympathies to you and all the Rutherfords and Boudreaus. My memories of Curly date back to the 70's, but they are fond ones. He was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.

Rick&Shirley McBride - January 3, 2021

We are truly saddened by the news of Curly's passing. He was truly an inspiration to all whom he met in life. Cherish the memories.

Donna & Bill Owe s - January 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

The Gilligan Family - January 3, 2021

There is simply not enough words to describe the incredible man that Curly was. Over the years, Curly has touched our family in many ways. From the spontaneous drop ins at our farm, to the countless chats with Chief, Curly has imprinted beautiful memories on our hearts forever. His kind heart and selfless ways of life will never be forgotten, instead, simply cherished. With heavy hearts and prayers, our deepest condolences to the Rutherford Families. With Love, Elizabeth, Tim (Chief), Marina, Timothy and Family.

Ken Litton - January 3, 2021

What a shock to hear of Alex's sudden passing. Sometime during the mid 80's, I walked into Alex's office (next door to the Bank of Commerce then) to invest some pennies. In some cases he turned some of my pennies into nickels. Alex was always positive, upbeat and smiling. I'm sure going to miss him!

Debbie & Shawn McBride - January 3, 2021

From the bottom of our hearts we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Curly you will be dearly missed.

Cathy Taylor - January 3, 2021

So very sad to hear this news.Over the years John and I had many happy times with the Rutherford family. In the last few years I would occasionally meet Curly on the street and he would always have a big genuine smile and hello.He will be missed by many.My sincere condolences.

Grenda & Kevin McGourty - January 3, 2021

Alex packed so much life in the years God gave him. A great example to all of us. Grenda and I are so happy that we had the opportunity to know such a loving person as ‘Curly’.

Jacqueline Plumb Roseblade - January 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Curly always had a great smile and a way with people. The creek was always a special place in his life and mine.

Terry Irwin - January 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss; Curly always greeted one with kind words and a refreshing smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Vicki and Terry Irwin

Elaine (Fiddick) Paul - January 3, 2021

To the Rutherford family. I offer my condolences to all of you at this very sad time. Elaine (Fiddick) Paul

Lee Dekeyser and Carol Brown - January 3, 2021

We send our Heartfelt sympathy and many Hugs to the Rutherford family in the sad loss of “Curly”. Life is fragile!

Terry and Vivian Walker - January 3, 2021

To the Rutherford family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Curly. He will be greatly missed in the community.

Madelaine Currelly - January 3, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Alex. He was always so kind and thoughtful and had a happy greeting for everyone. He volunteered to help with financial training in some of our training projects, and the students were always happy to listen to stories and advice. I know he will be missed by his family, and I believe he will be missed by the entire community!

Chris & Karen Hoskin and family - January 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Chris & Karen Hoskin and family - January 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss of Alex, hold tight to your fond memories of Alex to give you comfort. Our thoughts are with you all. Sending hugs to the Rutherford families

Ann Corkery - January 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to the the Rutherford family and many friends. May you rest in peace Gods Love. Ann

Bill and Gwen Chapman - January 3, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Rutherford and Boudreau Families. Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Treasure all of your wonderful memories of Curly. He was truly a loved, hard working and most of all a "family man" who will be deeply missed by so many. Our sincere condolences Bill and Gwen

Jane Leckey - January 3, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you all. After losing my brother Rob and my other Molly this year, I have some sense of the grief and loss you must be feeling. May the memories of good times, great meals, lively conversations and shared laughs bring you peace and comfort. XO

Jeanne Bell - January 3, 2021

My sincere condolence to all the Rutherford family in the loss of Alex passing, i was very honoured to have known this very special,kind ,caring, compassionate man, he always made time to chat & help in any way he could. Hugs to you all. RIP Alex you will be greatly missed.

Kim DeMattos - January 3, 2021

Cheryl, Sydney and Shelby and the rest of the family, our sincere condolences to you all at this time. Sydney, such beautiful words that paint a wonderful picture of your Dad. Such great memories. Take care of each other.

Ralph & Helen Goheen - January 3, 2021

It is with profound feelings of shock and sorrow that we extend our sympathy to the Rutherford Family. He was a wonderful friend and guide to us for 34 years. We always enjoyed our twice annual meetings and especially our one last fall which we will always cherish. Yes, he was wearing his jacket and his shoes were shined. Sleep well, Alex - we will miss you.

SYLVIA SPARKY RYAN - January 3, 2021

SO, SO, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF CURLY, HE HELPED ME IN SO MANY WAYS, INVESTMENTS, AND MOST ESPECIALLY SOFTBALL. I WILL MISS YOU DEEPLY CURLY, MUCH LUV SPARKY.XXX MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL HIS FAMILY.

Melissa McBride - January 3, 2021

Sydney, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending thoughts to you and your family. Your dad always brought joy, sunshine and chuckles into the flower shop when he came in. We will miss his visits. 💕 Melissa

Shelly & Rod Bovay - January 3, 2021

Our condolences to the Rutherford family. Thinking of you all. Cindy is a dear friend and our heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs

Veronica Bond - January 3, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with the Rutherford Family. I have many memories of Curly and his family always being so kind to my sisters and I as we were growing up. He will be missed by all.

Bev (McBride) Bevan - January 3, 2021

Always a Gentleman My condolences to the family

Jan & Rob Beresford - January 3, 2021

We are so sad to hear of Alex’s passing. Our condolences to the family from ours. Rob, Janice, Jordan and Kortney.

Jim Barrett - January 3, 2021

My condolences to the Rutherford family. Curly was larger than life at times. Always doing something special to make Colborne a better place for all. His kind, generous spirit and energy will be missed by everyone. I had the good fortune of being friends, teammates and opponents in our favourite game, Fastball. The things he did for my family and the whole community will be cherished and remembered with great fondness and affection.

Colleen Brown - January 3, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Rutherford families, immediate and extended. Curly was a powerhouse of enthusiasm for every project he took on and in every conversation I had with him. He usually ended our conversations by saying "rock n roll Colleen, rock n roll". He always made me smile, as he did with most and I will truly miss his inspirational visits. Rock N Roll Curly.

Catherine and Tim Irwin - January 2, 2021

When we think of "Curly" we see him with a big smile and a bounce in his step. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer & Barry Ashley - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Catherine and Tim Irwin - January 2, 2021

When we think of "Curly" we see him with a big smile and a bounce in his step. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer & Barry Ashley - January 2, 2021

We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Condolences to the whole family. You are in our thoughts are prayers. Curly was a true blessing to all. Jen & Barry xo

Tammy and Jeff Turney - January 2, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending our thoughts and prayers. Curly was definitely a guy that when you think of Colborne his face comes to mind. Always driving around giving the big wave and the smile. He will be missed.

Brenda and Tim Whitehead - January 2, 2021

Curly will always hold a place in our hearts because of the love we shared for Fastball... From working with the Jrs in Colborne 25 years ago to enjoying the last few years of mens league play with our own son.. We looked forward to Curly's smile and constant drive to keep the most important game of all alive... He inspired all of us and never let us forget how amazing our hair looked- even under a cap.... Keep giving 110% our friend !

Ann & Dick Raymond & Family - January 2, 2021

Cheryl and Family So sorry to hear of Curly's death. We remember him as a vibrant part of the softball community in the area. No matter when you seen him he was going s 100 mph and always smiling. This contributions to the community will be missed. He was a very special individual. Hugs to everyone. Stay safe. Dwell on the happy memories.

Chris, Christine and Carter Clarke - January 2, 2021

We were so blessed to know such a great man. Curly will truly be missed on and off the ball field. Our hearts go out to all the family, and we are thinking of all of you during this time of sadness and pain.

Dana and Janice Johnston - January 2, 2021

Dear Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby and the Rutherford family. We are so sad and sorry to hear that Curly passed away. Our hearts go out to all of you in your time of sorrow. He was one of our young pillars of our community and will be missed by all. We are thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Sending love to all. ❤️

Jim and Christelle Jubenville - January 2, 2021

Thinking of all of you during this time of sadness. Curly was a caring, thoughtful individual who made you smile when you seen him. Curly will truly be missed. Sending hugs

Kelly Beatty - January 2, 2021

Sending Condolences from the Beatty's and from our Ruff Start New Beginnings dogs. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and sending positive thoughts for holding great memories of Curly Kelly Beatty Ruff Start New Beginnings founder

Donna M Logel - January 2, 2021

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Curly, may your memories comfort you & help you find peace. God bless

Glenda Muir - January 2, 2021

My deepest heartfelt condolences to my old friend Cheryl and Syd, and Shelby , so sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be missed by many, always remember him at the creek with my boys when they were little , they loved being there with him, he was good to them for sure. We will cherish our memories 💕

Dawn Davis - January 2, 2021

My heartfelt and deepest condolences for your loss. Alex was a great man. I will miss his friendly smile on the streets of Cobourg. Dawn

Doug & Ang Kemp - January 2, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Curly’s passing. Condolences to the Rutherford family; may you find peace in the happy memories. Doug, Ang, Jordan, Lindsay

Allan Elder - January 2, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all the Rutherford Family. Always great to see Alex on the street a just have a chat. May your great memories support you during this difficult time. Allan and Debbie Elder

Richard Jon Latimer - January 2, 2021

My sincere condolences of the loss of a wonderful man I knew as a child and a fine citizen of my and his Home Town of Colborne. Best regards to all his sister's/brothers.

Rolf & Linda Sturzenegger - January 2, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences for your loss of Alex. He was a kind, compassionate man, always interested in how everyone was doing. We often talked about family first, then finance. When I saw him downtown in the summer he told me about being a grandfather. "Now I know what you mean" he said. He was overjoyed and so proud. We will always remember his contagious smile and warm personality.

Karen Boyle - January 2, 2021

My deepest condolence to your whole family Curly was a great guy with a huge heart and smile he will be dearly missed

John and Kathy West - January 2, 2021

Pat, Cindy, Paulie, Peggy and families...sending you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Brother and Uncle "Curly". Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days ahead..."What the heart once owned will never be forgotten".

Barb & Klaus Neumann - January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Rutherford family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Alex Rest In Peace, you will be sadly missed.

Genevieve Palmer - January 2, 2021

Our family is deeply saddened to hear this news about Curly. An overwhelming loss for all of you. The accolades do not do justice as to the depth of affection many felt for his energetic personality. He was truly devoted to life and making it wonderful for others as well. The community mourns your loss. Sincere Condolences, Gen Palmer, Luke and Nick.

Diane Levesque - January 2, 2021

That smile, that kind word, that handshake. Irreplaceable. My sympathies.

Dianne Lee - January 2, 2021

Pat and the Rutherford Family Sending my deepest condolences in the loss of your Brother Alex. I didn't know him personally but I sure wish I had sounds like he had an amazing life and family. Treasure the many memories. God grant you strength as you deal with sad loss.

Jayne Dennis - January 2, 2021

So sorry to read about Alex .. Met him when I was working at Scotia bank - and had more than a few chats with him about coming to work with him .. Condolences to his family .. Virtual hugs .. :( Jayne

Donnie & Marlene Davidson - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford family So sorry for your loss of Alex. Thinking of you at this difficult time! Sincerely Donnie & Marlene Davidson

Donnie & Marlene Davidson - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford family So sorry for your loss of Alex. Thinking of you at this difficult time! Sincerely Donnie & Marlene Davidson

michael sayers - January 2, 2021

Very sorry to hear on the passing of Curly....great memories with the Rutherford clan,,,driving the ambulance with Curly, parties at Lake Ontario and basically getting involved with some crazy adventures with him over my years in Colborne...he will be missed:)

Melissa Boreham Lilje - January 2, 2021

No words can express my sorrow and condolences I am feeling for all of you!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!! May God hold all 9f you in the palm of his hand!! Sincerely, Melissa Lilje nee Boreham

Doug & Deb Simpson - January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Curly. Our thoughts are with all the family and may the many memories you have help with your healing.

Jackie and scott Bellamy - January 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man who did so much for this community

Lesley Cunliffe and Carl Vardon - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Alan Chapman - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Curly's passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

Kelly Howell - January 2, 2021

Both Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of Curly’s passing. He was one of the kindest humans around, and his smile was contagious...he will truly be missed! We send our thoughts and prayers to the entire Rutherford family....Kelly and Wayne (39) ❤️❤️

April Jarvis - January 2, 2021

Sending love and light to the Rutherford family at this difficult time. Alex was an amazing human being and he will be greatly missed by many.

Lesley Cunliffe and Carl Vardon - January 2, 2021

Our hearts go out to your family....so sorry.

Ewart Timlin - January 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Rutherford family.Alex visited me on several occasions in Camborne when we discussed our favourite sport namely fastball.I had the unique opportunity to manage the Rutherford team with Curly for one season.(I truly enjoyed that opportunity)It was certainly an honour to work with such a talented and energetic individual.

Gary and Angel Inglis - January 2, 2021

Talking with Curly always left you feeling a little more cheerful, always positive, full of energy, and his big smile He will be missed. Condolences to his family

Bonnie Lawson and Jim Saddler - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Alex- our deepest condolences to the entire family!

Arlis O'Neill - January 2, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Curly’s passing. Please know my thoughts and love are with all of you!

Julie ash - January 2, 2021

Ric and I send condolences to the Rutherford family on your loss. Curly will be missed by all big hugs. Ric and Julie Ash

Mary Hie - January 2, 2021

Cheryl, Sydney and Shelby l am so sorry to hear about Alex's passing, wow it wasnt that long ago that he was wishing me a merry xmas he was always so good to us over the years thinking of your family in these trying times. Rest in peace Alex

Stacy & Kevin Warner - January 2, 2021

Losing Alex has left a hole in many peoples lives. He was always kind and happy to pass the time of day. Our heartfelt condolences to all family members during this really tough time.

Dave & Shirley Hare - January 2, 2021

Our condolences to your family. Dave & Shirley Hare

Charlie & Joy Black - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Curlys passing. Colborne will not be the same without him. He was a pillar of our small community. Rest in peace Curly.

Todd & Kelly Lacombe - January 2, 2021

Shocked and sadened. Alex was the first person we met when we moved to Colborne he was an ambassador for the town. Incredibly enthusiastic had so much passion for Colborne. He will be missed terribly. Our heart go out to Cheryl , Sydney, Cory & Nicky, Shelby & Frankie .

Sharon Knight - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Alex passing. He was always happy and so supportive he will be misses❤️❤️

Cheryl Mcleod - January 2, 2021

Thinking of you all right now. You are all so close the love shows strong. Bless you all

Greg Daniel - January 2, 2021

To the entire Rutherford family. So very sorry to hear of Curly’s passing, he was a true gentleman who put others before himself. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time. Rest In Peace Curly.

Doreen Jennifer David Drumm - January 2, 2021

Sorry to hear about Curly he was a great man we know how your feeling. Our prayers are with you all

Margo Carkner and David Impey and Family - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fixed Fur Life

JoAnn Kropf-Hedley - January 2, 2021

I knew your dad when I worked at the county . He was a great man !

Bob Wood - January 2, 2021

Cheryl, Snapper, Cindy, Paulie, Peggy and families: I am very sorry to hear about Curly passing. From my earliest days I remember Curly as a friendly active member of the community. From playing and reffing hockey to running out of church to respond to ambulance calls for someone in need, he seemed to be everywhere. Even after decades, when I last saw him, he had a smile and greeting as though I lived next door. He was a very good man and you have my deepest sympathies. Bob Wood

Terry Rutherford - January 2, 2021

So shocked and saddened by this news. Will always remember his big smile and big heart. He joins some great cousins who are partying on the other side now. Hope they are all having fun:(:(

Bill and Carmel Scott - January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire Rutherford family. Our oldest son still has the rocking horse that Curly's father-in-law made him, when he was a baby. My Mom taught at St. Mary's in Grafton at the time. Rest in peace.

Judy and Randy Jones - January 2, 2021

To the entire Rutherford family our hearts are heavy at the sudden and untimely passing of Alex. Please accept our condolences as we share in your shock and sadness. He will remain forever in your hearts through the memories you will share. Judy and Randy Jones.

Jim and Joanne Stewart - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Jim and Joanne Stewart - January 2, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Rutherford family. We are shocked and deeply saddened by Alex's passing. A joy to know and always left us with a smile and brighter day after our brief talks. May our warmest thoughts of sympathy help in some small way.

Gord Daniel - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford family. So sorry to hear about Curly. Met him many years ago throu hockey and baseball. Always enjoyed the good times . Will sadly be missed.

Carol Osborne - January 2, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Our condolences to the family. Wib and Carol Osborne

Lynda Lefebvre - January 2, 2021

My Deepest Condolences To The Entire Rutherford Family . Curly ALWAYS had A Happy Aura in the way he entered a room with A Devilish Grin . He will be missed . Lynda L

Bonnie and Jamie Masters - January 2, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to u all at this difficult time. Alex was certainly a kind and caring person and he was always so upbeat. It was great to know such an amazing man.

Peg (Kernaghan) Thomas - January 2, 2021

Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby and Families My sincere and deepest sympathies in the loss of a wonderful Husband/Father/Poppa. To the Rutherford's Pat, Cindy, Polly, Peggy, and FAMILIES. My sincere and deepest sympathies in the loss of your Brother/Uncle. I've very fond memories of "Curly".

Mike and Jill Irwin - January 2, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Alex. Our deepest condolences to the whole Rutherford Family. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time.

Rick & Lisa Ainsworth - January 2, 2021

Thinking of the family with deepest sympathy while at the same time smiling at the many, many great memories of time spent with Curly at the ball park, at "the cottage", dances, bars, family functions...the list goes on and on as will the legacy that Curly leaves behind. Rock-n-roll Curly...Rock-n-roll...

Mike & Sherry Gibson - January 2, 2021

Curly was so kind and generous to our kids. We will miss his friendship. Keeping you in our prayers.

Jan Herrington - January 2, 2021

Cheryl and the rest of the Rutherford family I was totally shocked when i read of Curlys passing he was a good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed, prays to each and every one of you during this trying time..RIP Curly

Monique Gatien - January 2, 2021

Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby and entire family - Thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time. Sending prayers of healing and love. Regards, Monique

Thomas & Marlene Gaulton - January 2, 2021

Our deepest sympathy going out to all of your family prayers are coming from us we will hold his memory in our hearts forever

Jason & Jennifer Benne - January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Curly. May all of your memories of him be strong, and carry you through until you meet again. Our thoughts are with the entire Rutherford family. Jason & Jen Benne

Debbie Atanasoff - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford family so sorry for your loss RIP

Gary Van Dusen - January 2, 2021

Our dearest cousin Curly has shared a lot of happy memories with us and all the family and friends his life has touched. We will all miss his smiles and laughter. A life well lived as our prayers go out to his family.

Judy George (Tackaberry) - January 2, 2021

So sorry guys..I used to see Curly every Friday at Baker cleaners, he would bring in 5 shirts and pick up 5 shirts..The last time I saw him we talked about that party years ago at the lake and had a few laughs....again so sorry..

Angela Griffith - January 2, 2021

So sorry for the entire families loss. Alex was a very special person and his memory will live on forever. RIP Alex Angela&Ernie Griffith

Jan and Gord Atkinson - January 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire Rutherford family. Alex will be missed by so many! Jan and Gord Atkinson

Rosie Cromlish - January 2, 2021

Dave and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Alex (Curly). I’ve known him in my youth growing up in a large family also. I also knew him through my work and he has never changed, super energetic (just like his mom) and always smiling. Happy to greet anyone. His mom and dad were just the greatest people so you know they instilled great caring, hard work and much love to their children. He will be missed dearly and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to meet this fine young man in my youth and as an adult. Enjoy playing ball with some of the great ones gone before you. Our deepest sympathies to Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby, Pat, Cindy, Paulie, and Peggy. Our hearts are with you at this very difficult time. Rosie and Dave Cromlish

Ralph & Sue Buttar - January 2, 2021

Pat: Please accept our most deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Sending our condolences to the entire family. Sincerely Ralph & Sue.

Neva Moore - January 2, 2021

Thinking of you all. Deepest sympathies.

Dan and Shirley Foden - January 2, 2021

To the entire Rutherford family, we send our deepest condolences in the loss of Curly. He was a great guy with such a bubbly personality and will be missed by so many. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Peter and Leslie Ann Gillespie - January 2, 2021

We are blessed to be related to Curly on both sides of our family, the Lawlesses and Gillespies. Our hearts go out to you all. Curly brought the Sunshine to every moment, and for us, to our family reunions. There is no match for his grand bear hugs and, that sparkling laugh that warmed you to your toes.

Rob and Lorraine Harnden - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford family: Rob and I send our deepest condolences for your sudden loss. Sending prayers to all.

Joe Ferguson & Cindy Greer - January 2, 2021

RIP Curly What a lovely person, who will be deeply missed. Will miss that happy face. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Joe & Cindy

Blaine & Lynda Darling - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear about Curly. He was always such a Gentleman, always so friendly and kind. He will truly be missed and our hearts go out to your families at this most difficult time.

Lynn Lillico - January 2, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Rutherford Family! We are deeply saddened by his passing. We will surely miss his upbeat & friendly personality & visits at the office & on the street. John will miss his periodic lunches & telephone chats with Alex! In sympathy John, Lynn,Tracy,Rhonda & Craig Lillico

Dalton and Heather McDonald - January 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss of Curly . He lived a very full life . He has left a huge impact on his family and friends . Our deepest sympathy .

Rae MacCulloch - January 2, 2021

Sorry to hear of "Curly's" passing away, what a shock! Take care of yourself, Cheryl. Rae MacCulloch Paramedic Cobourg and Colborne at one time.

Jane Mullins - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford Family We are so sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time Take care Jane, Wayne and family

Ruth Harnden Nodwell - January 2, 2021

I grew up down the street from Curly and the family and have such fond memories of playing softball with all of them! Just reconnected with Curly after moving back to town after 40 years when he came to the funeral home to pay his respects when my sister, Vali, died. I thought - what a nice guy. Now gone at the same age as Vali. Thinking of all those who will feel his absence. Take care.

Danielle and Shawn Rock - January 2, 2021

Thinking of the entire Rutherford Family and sending strength to get through this difficult time. May your days ahead bring you many memories of times gone by and sustain you all until you meet again. Sorry for your loss. Danielle & Shawn Rock

Jackie Innis - January 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Rutherford family. He was always smiling. You are in my prayers

Dana Moffat - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ruff Start New Beginnings

Greg Gallagher - January 2, 2021

Dear Rutherford Family - The prayers from the entire Gallagher Family (Greg, Jim, John, Kathy, and Ann) are with you all. I (Greg) was fortunate to have a 5 minute conversation with Alex on King Street , near his office, just before Christmas/2020. Alex and I did not speak often but when we did it was always about family and friends. Alex knew my brothers, Jim and John, were very close to his brother, Pat, when they all went to university at Wilfred Laurier. When we spoke before Christmas Alex was "as cheerful and engaging" as always, and we both frequently commented on our strong Irish heritage. I will miss Alex's smile and handshake as I walk along King Street. Friends and families like the Rutherfords are very precious. Greg Gallagher

Dana Moffat - January 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to the Rutherford family.

Linda MacGregor nee:Chisholm - January 2, 2021

Curly you were a breath of fresh air. God Love 💘 Linda MacGregor nee:Chisholm

Mary Lawless - January 2, 2021

Every single memory that I have of Curly includes being met with his big smile and warm greeting, followed quickly by his contagious laugh. My sympathies and love to each of you.

Cathie Edison - January 2, 2021

Thinking of all of you during this very sad time

David Saltern /Laurel English - January 2, 2021

Our friend Curly will surely be missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts are with you all. Peace out.

Tony and Carol farren - January 2, 2021

We are saddened by the news we have lost Alex. He was one of the most optimistic, kind, and a truly generous person. We have had the benefit of his advice for many years and for that we are truly grateful. His smile and warm welcome will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family he will leave a huge empty space. Sincerely Tony and Carol Farren

CHRISTINE BEVAN - January 2, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Hold fast to the many Memories you have and know that Curly walks beside you everyday In peace Christine and Max Bevan

Rob Cochrane/Barb Phillips - January 2, 2021

The world loses another good one. Sincere condolences to the entire Rutherford family. Barb and Rob

Margaret Godawa - January 2, 2021

Curly's Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Fond memories of Florian bringing all of the family up the street to the Catholic church and many memories of all of the Rutherfords on Telephone Road. Marg Godawa

Scott Daniel - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

ruffstartnewbeginnings.com

Scott Daniel - January 2, 2021

So shocked and saddened to hear this news. Curly was quite the character! I always enjoyed talking with him, whether it was business, fastball or his family - he was always so proud of his family. Will miss his infectious enthusiasm and smile. He left a wonderful legacy with all that he contributed and he will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers to Cheryl and the entire Rutherford family.

Carol Gutteridge - January 2, 2021

To the Rutherford’s My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Curly was a great person, taken way to young. Can still visualize him walking to work each morning, as I was on my way to work. Smile, wave and a nod. Sorry for your loss, he will be missed by so many RIP Curly. Xxoo

Karen and Ed Shaw - January 2, 2021

We are so sad to hear about Curly. So many memories. I will miss seeing his great smile in the downtown area! Sending prayers, thoughts, big hugs to the entire wonderful family he has left behind❤️

Reg Herron - January 2, 2021

It was with shock and incredible sadness that I learned of Alex (Curlys) passing.A fellow citizen of the community , school chum and fundraiser extraordinaire.My condolences to the entire Rutherford family at this difficult time.

Michelle Wright (Diminie) - January 2, 2021

Dear Peggy & Families, So very shocked to learn of "Curly's" passing. I'm sure he will be missed by all that knew him. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time in your lives. Sincerely, Michelle Wright & Family

Chris , Cathie and Rod, Alfred St - January 2, 2021

We always enjoyed watching Alex walk Roxy and stopping to have some friendly conversation. His eagerness to always want to do things to help and boost the community was an inspiration. He will be greatly missed by us and by all that had the privilage to know him .

Rachel Corkery - January 2, 2021

Sending prayers and thoughts to the Rutherford Family. Your loss is shared with the whole community. May the memories comfort you all.

Shelley Kernaghan - January 2, 2021

You will be missed by many Curly RIP

Sandy and Debbie Kernaghan - January 2, 2021

Cheryl and family Our love and prayers at this very sad time. Curly and his infectious smile will be missed terribly by all of us who called him a friend.

Barbara and cassandra Eduson - January 2, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to all of curly's most precious family. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. Many memories will be remembered of curly of his many acts of kindness and always cheerful hellos.

Carol Buttar & Eric Buttar - January 2, 2021

Wanting to send our sincere condolences to the family on "Curly's" sudden passing. He always greeted us with a smile & friendly hello when we met him on the street. To Pat, Cindy, Peggy & families who we know as closer friends, you've lost a special member of the Rutherford family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Carol & Eric Buttar

Sandra and Glenn McBride - January 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

underdograilroadcanada.com

LeeAnn Jones - January 2, 2021

Cheryl, Sydney, Shelby & all the family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Curly's passing. I most remember Curly around the rink when the kids were playing hockey together but we always took a minute or two to catch up when we met on the street. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He left you with so many wonderful memories that I hope will help sustain you as you move forward without him. Lee Ann Jones

Kim and Tom Rudd - January 2, 2021

To the whole Rutherford Family, Curly was an institution in our communities. He was selfless and giving of himself, his time and his boundless energy. He will truly be missed. Tom and I send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. There are so many amazing memories and stories that people will share and we hope they will help during this difficult time.

Sandra and Glenn McBride - January 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Curlys passing, such a great guy and always with a smile, our condolences to the families

Elaine Churchill - January 2, 2021

Dear Rutherford family! It is with great sadness that we have lost one of Colborne's younger pillars of this community! Curly was a very happy-go-lucky kind of person! He would always greet you with a BIG smile and ask how you were! He will be missed by all who knew him! Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!!

Diana and Jim Flesch - January 2, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Curly was a wonderful, kind person and will be missed dearly.

Geoff and Marion Skuse - January 2, 2021

Just a great guy. It was always 5 minutes to discuss investments and 55 to catch up on life. Will miss his infectious positivity and incredibly upbeat personality. Sincere condolences to the entire family. Alex will be so missed.