Eric Rushton

NSHRF directors and staff are saddened to announce that our colleague and good friend, Eric Rushton, CMA passed away suddenly but peacefully at his Lawrencetown home this week.  His obituary noted that his “incredible journey through life was cut short by cancer”.

Eric had a professional relationship with the Foundation for several years before he joined the staff in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer, so many of us had known him for quite a while. He not only managed the finances of the organization, he represented the NSHRF on a number of committees and boards and at various events.  His jovial manner, hospitality and love of life made him a wonderful ambassador for the Foundation.

In addition to his accounting and leadership skills, Eric brought to NSHRF a unique sense of humour, sharp wit and genuine care and compassion for those with whom he worked.  His first task on every work day was to walk through the office to wish his colleagues good morning and ask how they were.  We will miss that, and him.

All of us at NSHRF send our sincere condolences to his wife Cynthia, his children Mark and Sarah, his adored nine-week-old granddaughter, Zoey, and his entire family.  Messages for the family and your favourite memories of Eric can be shared at