Schmidt, Rudy

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Cremation has taken place. No formal service will be held.

Rudy Wilhelm Schmidt
September 9, 1925 – May 14, 2019
 
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rudy Schmidt, father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre. He was predeceased by his wife, Mert, parents, Peter and Margaret (Schroeder) Schmidt, sister, Louise (Robert) Bray and brothers, Peter and Eddy. He will be missed by his daughter, Marlene (Martin) Evans, son, Dwayne (Caroline) Schmidt, grandchildren, Amanda-Jane Evans, Riley (Nichelle) Evans, Robert (Jordyne) Schmidt and Barron Schmidt, great grandchildren, Meadow, Birch, Fox, Titus and Winter Evans and Sidney Schmidt.
 
Dad enlisted with the Armed Forces at the age of 16. After his release from the army, he operated “Rudy’s Transfer”, doing pick-up and delivery services in the Elm Creek, Plum Coulee and Arnaud areas. He later went on to drive with Reimer Express in the 60’s. He built and operated the Marlindway Ranch in Falcon Lake from 1962–74. After selling, he continued to enjoy the summers at Falcon Lake with the family while staying at the seasonal trailer village. He then worked for Ross Realty and Block Brother Realty where he was often the top salesperson. Dad purchased and operated a family business, The Rennie Hotel, retiring in approximately 1990.
After his retirement, he and mom loved traveling, getting together with his brothers and cousins telling stories. Dad would always get everyone laughing and joking. Dad moved to Morden in 2012 to be nearer to Mom while she was in the hospital and spent the past six years living on his own. Dad’s passion was the Marlindway Ranch and horses. When teaching us to ride, Dad would always say “Toes Up, Heels Down” and those who ride, will understand. Dad will be missed by all. So Dad, “Toes Up, Heels Down”.
 
Cremation has taken place and as per Dad’s wishes, there will not be a service.

 

#1 bruce & barbie 2019-05-16 13:02
our deepest regrets for a great man. he will be missed
#2 Lisa and Darren Keehn 2019-05-17 09:05
The world has lost an amazing man, so sorry for your (and our) loss. I’m so fortunate to have many wonderful memories, and Uncle Rudy will be greatly missed.
Wishing you peace and strength ❤️
#3 Bryan and Joy 2019-05-17 09:19
We were sad to hear this. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you in your loss.
#4 Judy Cornell 2019-05-17 11:32
Rudy will be missed.
Love to all of you .
#5 Connie Proceviat 2019-05-17 11:45
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies and thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.
#6 Tracey Hamin 2019-05-17 12:23
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Dwayne and Marlene! A few weeks ago we were recalling all those memories of your dad and the ranch, he is together with your mom once again.
#7 Jay 2019-05-17 14:05
So sorry to hear about dear uncle Rudy. What a great long life he led! Heartfelt condolences to Marlene and Dwayne. I hope you have many happy memories to fall back on.
#8 Richard Shore 2019-05-17 15:56
So sorry to hear of Rudy's passing,we got to know him and Mert well while in trailer village.
#9 Barry & Evelyn Proceviat 2019-05-17 18:57
So sorry for your lost. Our sincerest condolences!
#10 Jackie & Murray Swain 2019-05-18 10:33
So sorry to learn about your Dad’s passing Marlene. Loosing a parent is always heart breaking. Hang in there. It does get better.
#11 Kelly and Lise Schmidt 2019-05-18 16:51
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Rudy. We wish to send the family our deepest condolences. We will always remember the wonderful stories and Rudy's hearty laughter. Blessings to all!
#12 Michael Schmidt 2019-05-20 22:56
I know we haven’t seen Rudy for quite awhile but this new hit us hard. Dwayne and Marlene we are so sorry for your loss. The smiles and laughter Rudy brought to so many will not be forgotten.
#13 brent gouthro 2019-05-22 16:38
thoroughly enjoyed the visits with Rudy. His musings on life will be missed.
peace

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