Obituary for R. Douglas Rushnell
RUSHNELL, R. Douglas (owner of Rushnell Family Services) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of R. Douglas Rushnell at his home on Saturday, November 4th, 2017.
Son of the late Clint & Margaret Rushnell. Beloved husband of the late Mary Rushnell (nee Baker).
Dear companion to Jean Brooks & her son Dennis.
Loving Dad to Darlene Naphan (Mic) of Belleville, Karen Whitney (Jim) of Trenton, Sheila Davidson (Wayne) of Belleville, Paul Rushnell of Trenton & Craig Rushnell (Julia) of Belleville.
Cherished Popa to Aimee (Greg) Fulton of Carp, Julie Whitney of Trenton, Jeff Whitney (Kerry) of Sudbury, Ashley Rushnell, Jerrett Rushnell, Meaghan Rushnell, Sarah Davidson of Belleville and Nate Rushnell, Tyler Rushnell and Mandy Rushnell of Trenton. Big Popa to Ashlyn and Lauren Fulton of Carp, and Lily and Sam Whitney of Sudbury. Survived by sister Anna (Rick) and Ron of Belleville. Pre-deceased by brother Don Rushnell. Ever remembered by several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Doug is fondly remembered and highly respected by his many colleagues in the funeral profession and will be sadly missed by his many staff members. Doug was a proud graduate of BCI and went on to obtain his funeral license at the Banting Institute of Embalming in 1950. He and his wife Mary opened the Rushnell Funeral Centre in Trenton in 1961 where he continued to be actively involved until his recent illness. Visitation will be held at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville (613-968-5588) on Monday, November 6th from 2-4 & 7-9p.m. Second day of visitation will be held at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division St., Trenton (613-392-2111) where Doug called not only his business, but his home for 56 years on Tuesday, November 7th from 2-4 & 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Peters Catholic Church, Trenton on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 11:00a.m. Father Tim Harrison officiating. Interment will take place at the Belleville Cemetery where he will be buried alongside his wife Mary. Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department would be greatly appreciated by the family. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com