Ryan Cookson Obituary – Death Ryan Cookson has passed away, cause of death

By | January 13, 2022

Ryan Cookson Obituary, Death, Cause Of Death – Rev. David Wesley Rutledge peacefully went to be with his Lord and Saviour on January 6, 2022 at the age of 57 with loving family by his side. David passed away at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. David was born on January 24, 1964 in Oshawa, Ontario to his loving parents Reverend Ralph and Evelyn Rutledge. He will be greatly missed by his “Gift” Debi and his 4 wonderful sons Matthew (Beth), Michael (Emily), Mark (Nicole), and Morgan, step-children Kevin (Paula) Ross and Kristen (Jamie) Wilson.

Will be dearly missed by siblings Ruth (Paulo) De Nardo, Jonathan (Barbara) Rutledge and in-laws Ernie (Sue) Morris, Linda (Pat) Docherty, and Judy (Ed) Aubrey. Will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Olivia, Weston, Charlie, Isaac, Ava, Madeline, Cahlin, Kiera and step grandchildren Emile Power, Riley Wilson, Alyssa, Jessica, Spencer and David James Ross, and step great-grandchildren Sophie, Zoe and Aubrey Power. Will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

David pastored for over 35 years in many churches in Ontario and the West Coast of Canada including, Kingdom Worship Centre in Hamilton, Yes Church in Brantford, Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. in Burlington, Broadway Pentecostal Church, in Orangeville, was senior pastor at First Avenue Christian Assembly in Chilliwack, BC, senior pastor at Crossroads Cathedral in Toronto, and was senior pastor at Parkway Pentecostal Church in Corunna.

David also lead two Pastoral Holy Land tours, was involved in Mission trips to Ukraine and South Africa for preaching and conference ministry and Host City Ministerial Prayer. He enjoyed time spent with family most of all, especially with our adored grandchildren. He also enjoyed all sports, especially golf, independent theological studies, reading, travelling and cruising with his “sweets” Debi.

Ryan Cookson Obituary – Death Ryan Cookson has passed away, cause of death

“So all the ‘sports’ activities which I love, and was fairly gifted as an athlete, are no longer a part of my life. What is important are the people and the relationships you have with those who are closest to you. I’ve come to realize that in the light of eternity, things really don’t matter. It’s people. Building relationships now with those you love is what’s important, because I will be spending eternity with them. Until then Keep the Faith and Run the Race to Win.”

Family and friends will be received at the Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 7pm to 9pm and on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Please be advised that masks are required and social distancing protocols will be in place. Registration is required to attend and can be done by selecting the link below. A private graveside service and interment will be held. A celebration service for all will follow at Kingdom Worship Centre, 141 Upper Wellington, Hamilton at 1pm on Thursday, January 13, 2022.