In Loving Memory of Remi Dedeurwaerder of Rimbey, Alberta who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, following the swift onset of leukemia, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Remi was born in Zarren, Belgium on August 8, 1933, and in his early twenties he moved to Africa where he resided for 12 years. He was united in marriage to Cecilia DeVos-VanMaele on May 16, 1959 in Zaire, Africa. Together, Remi and Cecilia moved to Canada and settled on a small farm south of Rimbey on February 19, 1969. Remi worked as a mechanic, drove school bus, and for a number of years he was employed with Canada Post as a clerk in the post office. Remi also farmed, and took great pleasure from the land. His greatest love though, was working the farm side-by-side with his son, Chris. They shared a special and very close bond, and loved spending time together. Remi lived his life on his own terms, remaining on the farm after Cecilia passed away and living independently until the very end. Remi loved being with his son, he was passionate about being on the farm, and he enjoyed driving around, and visiting people and having coffee.
Remi will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his son, Chris (Karen) Dedeurwaerder of Rimbey; as well as one brother-in-law, Anton David of Belgium; and his niece, Genoveva David, also of Belgium. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Cecilia in 1998; his parents; one brother, Andre; and two sisters, Hilda Dedeurwaerder and Jeanne David.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Gabriel Udeh, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bluffton. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Remi’s Memory may be made directly to the Prostate Cancer Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, Rockyview General Hospital, 6500 – 7007 14 Street S.W, Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9.
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