December 27, 1926 – New Liskeard, Ontario
October 24, 2013 – Red Deer, Alberta
Arthur (Art) Lloyd Rhude, beloved husband of the late Frances Clara Rhude, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 86 years from cancer.
Born in New Liskeard, Ontario on December 27, 1926, Art grew up in Falconbridge, Ontario. He met the love of his life, Fran and two years later, they were married in Garson, Ontario on January 28, 1950. Art’s 31 year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force took them to many parts of Canada until his retirement in 1975. They returned to Calgary where he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at the Children’s Hospital. He was an avid bowler, golfer and he enjoyed reading a good Clive Cussler book. Dad had a passion for the outdoors and always enjoyed professing his fishing and hunting exploits. It is sad to say goodbye but he will always be remembered for a keen sense of humour, and his love and dedication to his family.
Art is survived by his children, Larry (Pat) Rhude of Rocky Mountain House, Jan (Ed) Sliwinski of Gimli, Manitoba, and Pam (Fred) Davis of Orlando, Florida; his five grandchildren, Jenny High, Colleen Sohn, Josef Sliwinski, Alexander and Kathleen Davis; one great-grandchild Hayden Sohn; three brothers, Gerald, Ronald and Harold; and one sister Shirley. Art was predeceased by his wife Fran in 2004; his parents Eva and Warren Rhude; and brothers and sister, Lewis, Dorothy, James, Ernest, John, Warren, and Clarel.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Art’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com.
In living memory of Art Rhude, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences