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RUDOLPH (RUDY) MATTHIES (published on February 27, 2010)

RUDOLPH (RUDY) MATTHIES Peacefully on February 16, 2010 Rudy passed away at Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Anna, and his brother, Victor. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Linda (Ron) Plenert, Brian and Eric Matthies all of Winnipeg, David (Heather) Matthies of Calgary, Lori (Raymond) Dennis of Brandon, and his grandchildren Jennifer, Kimberly and Erin Christine Plenert; Marina and Brennan Matthies; and Emma Dennis. Rudy was born in Plum Coulee, MB on March 7, 1926 but lived in Winnipeg most of his life. He married Dorothy Steingart in 1950. He was a sheet metal mechanic by trade, but worked in the housing industry for many years with Qualico, Raymond Massey Builders, and Engineered Homes. He retired as a Building Inspector with the City of Winnipeg. As a young man Rudy attended the First Mennonite Church where his involvements included the baseball team The Black Knights, the boys' club, organizing social activities for the young people, and singing with various church choirs. More recently Rudy enjoyed swimming and going for coffee with his friends from the Elmwood Kildonan Pool. His interests included opera, art, gardening, designing his own projects and carpentry. He enjoyed the outdoors and just puttering' at the cottage. Rudy was an accomplished oil painter, as well. Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff at both Riverview Health Centre and the Chronic Respiratory Unit at Deer Lodge Centre for the compassionate and respectful care Dad received over the last seven and one half months. With respect to his wishes, cremation has taken place. An informal memorial gathering will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Lexy's Restaurant in the Quality Inn, 635 Pembina Highway. All who knew Rudy are invited to attend. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Manitoba. We will miss you, Dad.

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