Father Christopher Paul Rushton, OMI, died peacefully on July 30, 2018, surrounded by saddened members of his Religious community, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Eileen Rushton, and two brothers, Norman and Brian, he is mourned by his remaining brother, Pat (Joan) of Almonte, ON, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Father Chris joined the Oblates in 1966 and pronounced his Final Vows at Holy Rosary Scholasticate in Ottawa on September 7, 1970. He was ordained to the Priesthood on September 29, 1973. In 1974 he completed his education degree in London, ON, and taught at Labrador City Collegiate 1975-1982. His assignment to serve the Innu community in Sheshatshiu, Labrador, began a long and happy part of his life. He ministered in Labrador on and off for over 30 years. While serving as the Provincial Superior of his Oblate community from 1996-2002, he continued to minister to the Innu of Sheshashiu during Christmas and Holy Week.
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