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VERVERDA – Rudolph Johannes

June 6, 1930 – January 11, 2010

Rudolph Johannes Ververda passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 79 years.

Rudy is survived by his companion Jeanny; daughters, Marianne Tait of Okotoks and Bev Mosig of Calgary; and four grandchildren, Rod, Darren, Brian, and Katrina. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry, Piet and Ries; a sister Bets; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Rita and son-in-law Wolf Mosig.

Rudy was born in Olst, Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1953. In 1959 the family moved to Calgary. Rudy and Rita owned and operated Crown Deli in North Hill and Willow Park for many years. He was very involved in the Dutch Canadian Club for several years.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Many thanks to the staff at the Southwood Hospice for their care.

In living memory of Rudy Ververda, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Russ & Cathy Tait :

    Jenny/Marianne/Bev:

    At your time of sorrow, we share those feelings.I would prefer to remember your Dad as a good grandfather to our 3 boys who along with Oma shared the joy of having grand kids around, as I know how precious they are I’ll remember the good times in the early days we all shared.
    Take Care:

    Russ & Cathy

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  2. Jennifer Howse :

    We are very sorry to hear of Rudy’s passing. He was a great friend of our family and we have fond memories of him. He was a real life force and he will be missed.

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  3. Sue Bussoli (Van Dyck) :

    Dear Bev and your family
    I remember your Dad as such a friendly and warm man and when I saw his picture that is exactly how I had remembered him. Your heart must be so heavy but the photo is full of good memories. Hang onto the memories they will buy you time to heal.
    Thinking of you, love
    Sue

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  4. Yvonne Waeyen :

    I was very sorry to here of Uncle Rudy’s passing, my thoughts are with the family at this time. He was a very kind and wonderful man. I have many fond childhood memories of him and always thought of him as family. He will be sadly missed.
    My condolences, rest in peace.
    Yvonne Waeyen

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