1929 – 2022
It is with sadness and heavy hearts that the family of David Ruptash announces his passing on April 3, 2022 at the age of 92 years. David was born in Hairy Hill, Alberta and passed away in Edmonton, Alberta.
David is survived by his lovely bride Ann of 69 years, sister in-law Fran, sons Tim Ruptash, Joe (Colleen) Ruptash, Dave (Sharon) Ruptash, Dean (Denyse) Ruptash, Lori Ruptash (daughter in-law), Jay (D’Anne) Ruptash, Casey (Carol) Ruptash and daughter Judy (Bernie) Rodrigue as well as 24 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren.
David was predeceased by his son Perry Ruptash, his sister Arlene and brother in-law James Lastiwka, brother Orest Ruptash and his parents Violet and Steve Ruptash.
Dad lived a full and happy life with the love of family and family gatherings at the top of his must have list. Beyond his storytelling, he was the self-appointed family historian. His life beyond family was as a mentor, volunteer, salesman, administrator, negotiator, financial advisor and board member of many organizations. His one passion was the privilege and honour of serving on the Edmonton Police Commission and was proud to be on the committee that would see Edmonton having its first police helicopter.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank all the Doctors, Nursing staff and support staff of the Grey Nuns Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.
The family would also like to thank the staff of Rivera Riverbend Retirement Residence for their compassionate care of dad and their ongoing care and attention for mom.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 14, 2022
at 3:30 pm
To view a livestream of the Funeral Service please visit
and select “Webcasting” from David Ruptash Book of Memories.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of David Ruptash
directly to a Charity of your choice.