Obituary of Edward "Ted" Donald Rusk
RUSK, Edward Donald 'Ted' with family by his side late Thursday night June 7, 2018. Ted Rusk of Sauble Beach in his 62nd year. Much loved father of Max and his partner Karissa Trites of Owen Sound. Very special partner of Jill Baker of Aurora. Dear brother of Rick Rusk and his wife Annette of Montreal, Mary Lee Rusk of Owen Sound and Bill Rusk and his wife Lynne of Lion's Head. Forever remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Ted was a very devoted and proud father. He was also an extremely accomplished and prolific singer, songwriter and musician. Ted will be forever remembered for his intellect and quick wit. Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the DOWNS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Hepworth. Expressions of rememberance to the Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
“A celebration of Ted Rusk’s life and music will be held on Saturday, July 14. This Tedstock event will take place at 351 Spring Creek Road in Hepworth and all friends and family are warmly welcome. It’s not Max Yasgur’s farm of Woodstock fame, but it is a farm and it will host Tedstock. The event will get underway at 2 p.m., rain or shine. And go until ??
There will be music, lots and lots of music. All musicians and music fans who knew Ted or his music, and all of his other friends and his family, will have an opportunity to gather together and play or listen to music, tell stories and generally relive the good memories and times each of us shared with Ted.
Bring your own chairs and BYOB. Food will be potluck - bring one dish for a lot of people. It can be salad or appetizer or main dish or dessert, etc. Whatever dish you want to bring, if it’s enough for 15ish people then there will lots of food and variety for all. BBQs will be available for use on site.
If anyone wants to camp over on Saturday night, you are welcome to do so, just bring your camping stuff. There is lots of space at the farm for camping.
The event will also be a fundraiser for Ted’s son Max, who is 19 and now on his own and hoping to go to college. Voluntary donations of any amount will gladly be accepted at the event. You can also go to the GoFundMe page at https://ca.gofundme.com/help-max-see-his-dad-ted-rusk if you prefer.
Please let us know via the event invitation page if you plan to attend and how many people will be in your party so things can be planned accordingly. Also please leave a comment on the event page about what food dish you can bring so others can choose different stuff to bring if they so wish.
Ted’s family and friends”