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Dennis Robert Ruttan

January 20, 1947 - July 1, 2022


Surrounded by his family, Dennis lost his battle to Lewy Body Dementia. He loved being a trucker and wrote many stories through the eyes of his little dog “Jake the Trucker”. It has been said he was a true legend and icon in the trucking industry.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife Yvonne of 54 years, his sons Dean and Terry and his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed in our minds and hearts forever.

The family would like to express our thanks to Dr. Ismail for her compassion with Dennis and the truly caring staff at Cerwydden for making his last years as best as possible.

At his request there will be no Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

“Don’t Forget to Keep Them Shiny Side Up”
“Jake the Trucker a.k.a. Dennis”


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H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dorothy Turner
Relation: long time friend and schoolmate

hi Yvonne I am sorry to hear of your loss Dennis was a great guy He is at peace now please take care regards Dorothy Turner (Walls/Storoschcuk)

From: Edie Wragg and
Relation: We used to be nieghbours a ways back in Mill Bay.

Very sad to hear of Dennis’s passing. For Yvonne, Dean and Terry & Families, our thoughts are with you all during this time. I’m sure he’ll be very missed by all of you. Hugs and be safe, God Bless!! Edie Wragg & Tony Hawkes.

From: Wayne McKinnon
Relation: Friend and co worker

Yvonne, Dean and Terry. It was with sadness that I learned of Dennis’s passing. While I’m happy that he’s released from the grips of dementia it just seems way too soon for him to be gone. I smiled to myself thinking of all our times together, his teaching me how to drive a truck safely, his numerous stories of his logging / trucking career and basically making me a better person for knowing him. He was a gifted storyteller who will be missed.
Rest in peace driver, your shift is over.

Relation: just a freind from awhile back

hi yvone my sincere condolences to you and your family. I have always liked dennis and want you to know how much of a good man he was and how much he loved you and his family that trip to Masset is indelibly set in my mind, and how much of a crazy goofball dennis was but a real man blessings to you Butch and Wilma Maxwell

From: Sharon Jackson
Relation: Neighbour

Sincerest condolences to Yvonne and the Ruttan family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you. From the Jackson family.

From: My Odessa.

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