Rudolph (Rudy) Edward Gieni of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the age of 88 years.
Rudolph was born at home near Dahinda, SK. He was the oldest son in his family of eleven. After obtaining his Grade Eight with Honours, he went to Balfour Tech in Regina, SK to become an Electrician. Rudy went East to work and then back to his home area where he started farming in 1940. He married Mary Fluter on June 8, 1943 and together they raised ten children. Rudy was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the community of Glasnevin. Rudy retired from farming in 1967 and moved to Regina where he spent twenty-eight years living and working. He spent his last years with family on Vancouver Island and then Okotoks. He maintained his lifelong passions of spirituality, gardening, reading, and music. He was happiest when with his family, watching them grow.
Rudy has left to mourn five, Peter (Gillian), Brian (Rita), Ross (Susan), Michael (Marla), and Lenard (Karen); four daughters, Patricia (Gary), Leona (Albert), Brenda (Tim), and Noreen (William); a daughter-in-law Joyce (Ken); twenty-six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six brothers, Lewis (Jean), Jack (Lena), Edward, George (Kaye), David (Cheryl), and Peter (Florence). He was predeceased by his wife Mary; his son Ron; grandson Dylan; mother and father; and his four sisters, Minnie, Madeline, Amelia, and Anne.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Park Memorial Chapel”, (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK) on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Pham, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Regina, SK. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0H8. Telephone: (403) 266-0620 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Telephone: (403) 264-5549.
In living memory of Rudy Gieni, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5 Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences