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RENS RENOOY (published on July 08, 2009)

RENS RENOOY 1930 - 2009 Peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2009 Rens passed away at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his wife Alice of 57 years and children Larry (Patti) of Winnipeg and children Alexandra and Francesca; Raymond (Jocelyn) of Birds Hill and children Samantha and Nathan; Bruce (Hillary) of Comox, B.C. and children Joseph (Laura), Jack and Rayanne; Marie (Russell) of Winnipeg and children Meghan and Garth; and Lorna (Henry) of Toronto. Rens is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. Rens was predeceased by his father Arie, mother Anne and brother Jan. Rens was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands on February 28, 1930. He moved to Winnipeg with his parents in 1948. Rens spent time working for the Hudson's Bay Company until purchasing the Teulon Bakery in 1958. The Renooys owned and operated the family-run bakery, restaurant and bus depot until 1977, the Teulon Motor Hotel for four years and Old Swiss Chips from 1963 to 1966. Rens served the community in many ways: ambulance service (1960 - 1976), charter member of the Teulon Kinsmen (1962) and Teulon Golf Club, Teulon Council Member (1964 - 1965), Mayor of Teulon (1968 - 1973), Chairman of the Interlake School Board (1972 - 1974) and later Trustee, councilor and Reeve of the R.M. of Rockwood in the early 1980s. Rens was made an Honourary Citizen of Winnipeg in 1973 for notable achievements. Cremation and private burial with family will take place in Stony Mountain. Funeral service will be held at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Teulon on Friday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Father Michael Raj Savarimuthu officiating. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital, Residence Despin in St. Boniface, St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox and Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Teulon in care of arrangements.

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