Frederick Donald Rusaw

RUSAW, Frederick Donald – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Fred who was surrounded by his family on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the PRHC in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of 58 years to Shirley (nee Todd). Fred was cherished by his 3 daughters and they were his pride and joy. Loving father of Shari (David) Adam, Lori (Rob) Condon, and Karen (Jason) Frost.  Adored “Pop” of Joshua, Jonathan, Ally, Kennedy, and Chelsea.  Brother of Paul Rousseau, Betty (the late John) Boustead, and Belford (the late Don) Fuller.  Predeceased by siblings Delmar (Thelma), Gerald Rousseau, Denelta (Rod) MacInnes, Roland (Betty), Milla (Eddie) O’Toole, Alfred, Shirley (Elwood) Hendren, and Beryl (Garvin) White.  Brother-in-law of Velma (Glenn) Pagett and Mickey (the late Bill) Todd.  Predeceased by his in-laws Marg (Sid) Parsons, Ray Todd and Vi (Doug) Ferguson. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Belford (nee:  Dobbin) Rusaw.  Fred was greatly loved and will be missed many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 


Fred was a former dedicated employee of G.E. for 34 years.  He was an all round athlete, participating in many sports in his younger years.  He continued that love in support of his grandchildren’s sports endeavours.  He was a lifelong fan of the Pete’s and Lakers. 


Visitation will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 12 – 2 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow.  A big thanks  goes out to the staff at the PRHC B6, ICU, and Palliative Care for their compassionate care.  In memory of Fred, acts of kindness or donations may be made to The Arthritis Society of Canada.  Condolences may be left at