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Rodolphe "Rudy" Lavoie

Rodolphe "Rudy" Lavoie

LAVOIE, RODOLPHE "RUDY" - 1923 - 2012 - Rodolphe “Rudy” Lavoie, 89, of Moncton, passed away on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012, at the Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center. Born in Campbellton, NB, he was the son of the late Irenée “Rene” and the late Marie (née: Roy) Lavoie. Mr. Lavoie began his career in Campbellton with the CNR prior to enlisting in the air force. He was a decorated war vet having flown 34 missions over Europe as a tail gunner with the Allouette Squadron of the RCAF. Returning home he continued his service to his country with Fisheries and Oceans Canada where he retired as district supervisor with 37 years of service. His love of the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, was overshadowed only by his love and commitment to his family. As a man, he was a shining example to all. Rudy was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. A true gentleman who lived life with honour, he served with love and kindness. He was a member of the Dieppe Veterans Association, Club d’Age d’Or and Christ-Roi parish. He is survived by his wife, Bernice (née: Leger-Holmes); two daughters: Claire (Daniel) McLauchlan of Shediac and Louise (Fred) Veniot of Moncton; three sons: Paul of Moncton, Marc (Rachelle) of Dartmouth, NS and Gilles (Brenda) of Moncton; three step-children: Terry (Donna) Holmes of Dieppe, Suzanne (Ted) Phillips of Moncton and Michel (Donna) Holmes of Coquitlam, BC; three brothers: Maurice “Crow” (Lyne) of Rivière-du-Loup, QC, Pierre (Ruth) of Montréal, QC and Jacques (Norma-Jeanne) of Moncton; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeannette (née: Ahier) and by one brother, Roland
Public visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, Dieppe, NB on Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 pm ONLY. Saturday visitation will be strictly private. Funeral mass will be celebrated from Christ-Roi Roman Catholic Church, Moncton, NB on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 12: 30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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