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RUDDICK (RUDY) RENAUD
Date of Passing: Apr 22, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
RUDDICK (RUDY) RENAUD
1935 - 2021
Rudy was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline Renaud (nee Trottier), and their son Marc. He is survived by his son Richard (Linda), daughter-in-law Lori, his daughter Monique (Dean); his six grandchildren, Daniel, Jodi, Jordyn, Eric, Amélie, and Stéphanie; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Kori; and his siblings, Cecile, Bernice and Phyllis (of Montreal, Quebec).
Rudy was a proud, kind, warm, generous, humble, grateful, resilient, and courageous man. He was known by his friends as a quiet, fun, and lovable person. He loved his family dearly and wholeheartedly.
Rudy grew up in Montreal, Quebec in a family of 12 children. He learned a strong work ethic and developed a love of comfort food at the early age of 13 when he began working in a neighbourhood restaurant. Rudy courageously moved to Winnipeg in 1957 with just a steamer trunk of belongings to work "out West" as a bilingual salesman for Russelsteel/Russel Metals until his retirement in 2001.
Rudy met his wife Jacqueline at Falcon Lake in 1959. She was his everything. They married in 1963 and together they took great pride in raising their three children.
Rudy loved the simple things in life: watching TV, curling, golf, fishing, a cold beer, a hot dog "steamé", getting together with family and good friends, spending time at Plage Albert, and travelling by car to Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec to reconnect with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends and colleagues he made throughout his life. He will be fondly remembered by his children and grandchildren for his unfailing one liners, his dad jokes and his talent for finding money on the ground by walking with his head down.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rudy's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (Manitoba Division), Grace Hospital, or Deer Lodge Hospital.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Lance Crook for his excellent and devoted care of Ruddick.
Due to the current circumstance of Covid-19, a private family gathering was held with interment at Glen Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of Rudy's life will be held at a later date.
Va retrouver ta chère Jacqueline et ton
fils Marc. Tu as lutté et surmonté de
nombreux obstacles au courant de ta vie
avec courage. C'est le temps de te reposer
Papa. Tu seras dans nos coeurs à jamais.
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Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Rudy and Jackie were the kind of neighbours everyone hopes for. They were always ready with a wave and a smile and a neighbourly chat. My fond memory of Rudy: I was home on my own and cutting the grass. My lawn mower handle fell off for no apparent reason! I didn't know what to do so I went over to Rudy's and asked him for help. He stopped his own yard work and came right over and took about a half an hour to fix my mower so I could continue with getting the lawn cut. He was even gracious when I hugged him with gratitude. Jackie became a dear friend over the years. She was so easy to talk with and we shared many grandchildren stories. After I had a bad fall, she came over with a tray of delicious muffins she and Amalie and Stephane had made. Just two of the many kindnesses I remember of Rudy and Jackie. - Posted by: Jocelyn and John Prohaska (Neighbours) on: May 06, 2021
Our deepest sympathies on your loss of Rudy. Rudy and Jackie were wonderful people, who always made us feel like family. We always enjoyed their trips to Alberta, and our trip down to see them. They will be missed, but not forgotten.❤️❤️ - Posted by: Fay Robert and family (Friends) on: May 01, 2021
Rudy will be missed, as was a very giving person that knew how to put you at ease so naturally. I was blessed to have known him well as we enjoyed working together, fishing, golfing and curling together. On our fly out fishing trips he was the den mother who made sure everyone was taken care of and was still able to enjoy the experience. Rudy you may have joined Jackie in heaven, but your spirit will always live on in me. - Posted by: Larry Wood (Friend and colleague ) on: May 01, 2021
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