I am survived by my sisters Lucie, Therese and Danielle. Gone are Madeleine, Charles, Jules, Rock, Marcel.
I was born in my father's house in Amqui of the base of the Gaspe Peninsula. "I am a Proud Canadian"
In 1947, I played some minor league baseball in Deland, Florida for the Giants and in 1948 some hockey for the Baie Comeau Rangers. The Montreal Canadian's would call us up and I played with Maurice "The Rocket" Richard and Jean Beleveau, who came to visit me out here in 1986 along with Camille Henry. Later I took up deep sea fishing in the Mexican and Florida straits. I had first gone out with Ernest Hemingway on his rickety boat, and never looked back. In Key West I was known as "The Canadian". I did many things; farmed cattle and poultry, and sent 'Turkey Deluxe' to the Queen. My brand was . I did residential development and real estate as well, but was best known for my restaurants, 'La Maree Galante' in Dewittville on the Chateauguay River, and 'Memories Inn' in Longview, Alberta. I cooked for the best people there - great and small – all equal!
After reaching my 33rd degree as a Mason I was honoured to become a Shriner. I drove many miles, many times to entertain the children at the Shriner's Hospital.
I will finish this for my husband...
This man was given the commission of a Kentucky Colonel for his public service. His public side was exuberant, confident, lively and vibrant. His private side was positive, patient, honest, just and caring. What he lacked in perfection he made up for in action.
He lived his last years ... in Endless Gratitude...
Thanks to Dr. Eric Jablonski, Rudy was able to pass quietly in his sleep at home in Turner Valley. At his request, no memorial or funeral service will be held. His ashes will come home to Mountain View Cemetery at Lethbridge at the site of Donna's family.
"This man was my Knight, his Armour did shine"