The family of a man who lost his wife and his home on Christmas Day offered an update on his status this weekend.
Allan Ruttan not only lost his home on Stoneleigh Road near Baysville on Christmas Day but his wife of 37 years, Anita.
Today his niece Judy Vanclieaf, who started a GoFundMe account to help cover Ruttan’s expenses, said that account has now closed and thanked those who took part..
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity on GoFundMe, e transfers, and cash donations.
Our fundraiser has brought in a little over 30,000.00, which is fantastic. It won’t rebuild him a home, but it will definately help him get by while he figures out what happens next.
Also, A message from Allan and his daughters.
My dad and our family would like to thank each and every person that donated to this GoFundMe, as well as all the cash donations, the e-transfers and the cheques. As we continue to grieve the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, please know that we are very grateful and humbled by your generous act of kindness.
It really shows how our community at large and family can really come together as a whole.
From the bottom of our hearts, we all thank you.
Love, Allan, Carrie, Vanessa and Tammy.
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