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Obituary of Ron Rudkowsky
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RUDKOWSKY, Ronald Victor December 26, 1944 – December 2, 2023 On Saturday, December 2, 2023, Ron Rudkowsky of Willingdon, Alberta, peacefully passed away at the age of 78 years after a courageous 8-month battle with leukemia. Ron is survived by his loving family: his wife of 50 years, Judy; daughter Carla (Murray) Dawes and their son Colton; daughter Kenda (Gordon) Cruikshank and their daughter Sophie; and son Cody (Alicia) and their daughters Paisley, Oaklyn and Everly; one sister Lorraine (Gary) Reich; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents Alex and Nancy Rudkowsky; one brother Richard (Margaret); and his beloved in-laws Metro and Mary Karbashewski. Ron was a personable and influential leader who spent his career as a beloved teacher, principal, school board trustee and community advocate, which energized him and brought him great joy. His other passions included farming, fishing and hunting, travelling and camping, sports, politics of all levels and spending time with his friends and family. Through the many chapters of his life, Ron could be characterized by his love for and devotion to his family; unwavering dedication and service to his church and numerous community organizations; years of involvement in politics; and his ability to hold a crowd and make them smile and laugh. Ron will be fondly remembered for his fast wit, infectious laugh, humourous jokes and larger-than-life personality. He will be dearly missed. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone at the Lamont Health Care Centre, the University of Alberta Hematology Department and Two Hills Home Care for their kind, compassionate support. A Public Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Willingdon Recreation Centre. A Private Funeral Service will be held at Borowich Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Father Peter Haugen officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Borowich Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Cemetery, or the charity of your choice. Donations to Borowich Church & Cemetery can be made by: Mailing a cheque made out to "Borowich Church" to: Box 141, Willingdon, AB, T0B 4R0 Sending an e-transfer to email@example.com. If you choose this option, please provide your mailing address in the special instructions section so that you can receive a tax receipt by mail.
Public Prayer Service
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Willingdon Recreation Centre
Willingdon, Alberta, Canada
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