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RUDOLPH WILLMS (published on July 09, 2009)



RUDOLPH WILLMS March 5, 1932 - July 6, 2009 Rudy Willms beloved husband of Lorraine, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 6, 2009 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Boniface Hospital. Rudy will be lovingly remembered by his children Jim and wife Nancy, David and wife Cathy, Laura and husband Drew; grandchildren Elise, Kelsey, Brian and Amanda. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene, Louise and Henry, Helen and Mel. Rudy was predeceased by his parents Henry James and Elise Willms and brother Henry. Rudy was born, raised and educated in Winnipeg. He enjoyed a long career at Canadian Indemnity Insurance where he was well respected as Controller. During his lifetime Rudy enjoyed many years of hunting with his brother Henry, snowmobiling with family and spending time outdoors. A self taught craftsman, Rudy meticulously created projects of wood and stained glass treasured by all members of his family. In retirement Rudy and Lorraine traveled extensively in their RV and spent countless hours creating a beautiful home and garden. Rudy was a kind and honest man with strong beliefs which he passed on to his children. The family would like to thank nurses Ann and Gina of Palliative Care for their compassionate care. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Thomson Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, R3T 0R3. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you can hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish that you were here. For all that life has given us, And all that's left to do, We'll know no greater treasure, Than the days we had with you. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com


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