With great sadness, our family announces the passing of Gordon Clare Rutherford on September 8, 2018 at Victoria Hospice after a 2-year journey with cancer.  He is predeceased by his parents Clare and Mary and siblings Norma (Roy) and Harold (June).

Gord is survived by his loving wife Jane of 48 years and their children Scott (Kyla) and Laurel (Ben) and grandchildren (Cole, Logan, Brodie, Connor, Cassidy, Makenna, Zachary and Sophia) and brother Glenn (Jan) and family in Australia and Ontario.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Gord moved to Victoria at 16 years old.  He graduated from Vic High and began his career working for the Province of BC for 37 years at the Textbook Branch, Motor Vehicle Branch and the Provincial Emergency Program.

He enjoyed soccer, golfing, curling, 10-pin bowling, fastball and playing slo-pitch, especially with the Raiders. He valued spending time camping at Honeymoon Bay for the past 40 years.  He loved going on ball trips and vacations with family and friends especially with the ball teams to St. George.  Dad cherished the company of his family, friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of his Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency or Victoria Hospice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens




  • Terry Hughes
    October 4, 2018

    Jane, I’m so sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. I have so many happy memories of the ball games and all those fun parties. I can imagine him and John reminiscing and having a beer or two…. take care

  • Barb Vidler & Rick McKay
    September 18, 2018

    Jane & Family, our sincerest condolences to you all. We will miss Gord’s presence at the lake.

  • Ray May
    September 18, 2018

    So very sorry Jane, my thoughts, best wishes and prayers for you , your family and friends. Stay strong, Ray

  • Pat Hall
    September 17, 2018

    Dear Gord, You will be missed. Just keep swinging that unique left crosshanded batting stance that you were so successful with. It has been a pleasure knowing you.

  • Karen, Ken and Family
    September 17, 2018

    Dear Jane and Family! Our deepest sympathy to you all! We couldn’t have better neighbours at the lake and we will miss Gord’s laugh. May God lift you at this time and give your courage, strength and peace.

  • Diana Rigler
    September 16, 2018

    Dear Janie and family
    I’m so sorry to hear of Gordie’s death. I know that this has been a hard time for your family and he will be greatly missed.

  • Greg Corbett
    September 15, 2018

    Such a great loss for Jane and your family. I met Gord when I was ten years old as my little league coach. He was such a big influence on me and I see it in every member of your family, yes even in you Ben. He was my mentor, but most of all he was my friend. It is spooky because he had a way of getting you to do what he wanted and made you think it was your idea. I will miss him but I can’t imagine the loss you are feeling and only hope you will heal. Love to you all. Greg and Minnie

  • Tom and Charlene HENRY
    September 15, 2018

    Jane and family.

    Charlene and I were so sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. Our thoughts go out to you all during this time. Your gentle giant will be fondly remembered.

  • Kim McDonald
    September 15, 2018

    Jane, Scott, Laurel and your families:
    I am so very sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. I have many memories of our families time together throughout the last 35 years. He will be greatly missed. Sending love to you all.

  • Yvonne Sinclair
    September 14, 2018

    I’m truly heartbroken to hear of Gord’s passing. He looms large in my good memories while working at PEP and I’ll always remember him with a glint in his eye and a smile on his face. He was definitely one of the good guys who went out of his way to help people and, for all his joking around, he could offer a sympathetic ear when needed. I can’t tell you how delighted I was when he came to my retirement dinner last year and I’m so glad I got to tell him how much it meant to me when I visited with him. He treasured his family and was so proud of all of you. My deepest condolences to you Jane, Scott and Laurel and to the rest of your family.

  • Paula Zinovich
    September 14, 2018

    Dear Jane, Scott, Laurel and families,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Gord. I know how much you all loved him. Please take comfort in knowing he touched many lives and will be sadly missed.
    Paula Zinovich

  • Julie Dillon
    September 14, 2018

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Jane. My prayers are with you.

  • Redfern, John & Bette
    September 14, 2018

    Dear Jane & family, so sorry to hear of Gords passing. He was a great guy! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. John & Bette Redfern.

  • Jim and June Beattie
    September 14, 2018

    Our sincere condolences Jane to you and your family. Gord was a wonderful person to all that knew him. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Kelly Mann
    September 14, 2018

    Jane & family…………….my sympathies on the passing of a great sportsman. Playing ball against him so many years ago at Central Park and then seeing him years later enjoying slo-pitch at the BC Seniors Games was an indication of what a friendly and caring man he was.
    He will not be forgotten. Revel in the memories and know he was loved by so many.

    Kelly Mann

  • Eve Baker
    September 14, 2018

    So very sorry to hear the sad news, my deepest sympathies to all of you. Words are so inadequate to express sorrow, but it is heartfelt. He was one of those people who made a lasting impact. So many wonderful memories from our time working together and the fun and crazy things he did, but always with a smile and a great laugh – and a terrific crib player! Always there when you needed help or just to listen or share a laugh, he was unique. I am so glad he was part of my life, as a co-worker and friend, for so many years. Jack joins me in sending condolences and remembering good times at MVB and PEP.

  • Debbie Innes
    September 13, 2018

    We are so glad that Jeff and I had the chance to come all the way from Australia to meet my uncle Gordon and his wonderful family. It was with sadness that our joyous hellos were followed shortly after with goodbyes. He earnt those angel wings so fly high. Xx

  • Shirley Waldon
    September 13, 2018

    Jane, Scott, Laurel and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. May you take comfort in knowing that he will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him. I will always remember the fun we had at the disaster exercise in Langley or when he would pick you up from work at our office on Douglas Street. My thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this difficult time.

    Shirley Waldon

  • Brian Collier
    September 13, 2018

    Jane and family,

    We are so sad to hear Gord lost his battle with cancer. We have had you all in our thoughts for many months, hoping for better news. Please hug your family for us. Brian and Dianne Collier

  • Ken and Kerri Hornett
    September 13, 2018

    Jane, Scott and Laurel, Very sorry to hear of Gord’s passing, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

  • Jim and Sandie Cutler
    September 13, 2018

    Jane Scott and Laurel
    So sad to hear of Gord’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

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