It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David James Rusenstrom on January 6, 2023 at the age of 71 years. David passed away peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved husband for 46 years to Joan (Lang). Proud and loving father of Edward, Michael (Jenn Judd), Stephen (Jenna Laframboise), and Heather (Adam Sally). Devoted grandpa to Carson, Reese, Bennett, Gavin, Garrett, Pierce, Warren, Ainslei, Jack, Adelei, Laurel and Irving. Dearly missed by his sisters Beverly (late Graham Murray), Brenda (late Jim Panagapko) and brother-in-Law Pierre Deschambault, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Nobel and Ruby Rusenstrom, sister Margaret and baby brother Barry. David leaves behind many wonderful friends and family who will always cherish his warm welcome and open door to all.
David was honest, hardworking and took pride in his dairy farm operation and loved his countless hours in the fields. He was a strong, loving, generous and faithful man. Above all, he enjoyed time with his family and his love for his 12 grandchildren was always present. Watching them grow brought him tremendous joy, much pride and he loved them deeply.
Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 134 Centre Street, Shawville, Quebec on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 12 in St. Andrew’s Knox United Church, Bristol, Quebec at 11 a.m. Family will receive friends in church from 10 a.m. to service time. In memoriam donations may be made to the St Andrews Knox Church or to the Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation for the purchase of an extra-long medical bed.
Our family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the amazing staff in long term care at the Pontiac Community Hospital. Many thanks to Dr. MacLellan, the Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers for their compassionate care given to David and support to his family.