Remembering Ruddie Van de Laar

They have an obituary page at Osprey Obituaries for Ruddie and it is being taken off line sometime in March I believe. So I am copying the comments and ‘candles’ to my blog so it does not get lost.


Obituary for Ruddie

VAN DE LAAR, Ruddie – (Operations Mgr. R.J.C. Connections Transportation Service Inc.) – Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in his 57th year. Ruddie loving father of Dawn-Marie Pielak (Chris) and Chris. Adoring grandfather of Zavier. Dear brother of Adrian (Janet), Anna Thew (Doug), Joanne Bertram (Jim) and John (Karen). Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Tayte, Chase, Jayda, Darryl, Dennis, Matthew, Andrew, Connor, Courtney, Aaron and Alex. Friends may call at the SCOTT FUNERAL HOME, 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd & Huronia Rd.) Barrie, on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday December 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. If so desired donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Condolences for Ruddie

Ruddie Loved Kids and Kids Loved Ruddie
Posted by Paula Blom (ex) on 1/10/2007 9:08:53 AM
I met Ruddie in 1962 when my family moved to Canada from Holland. We were married in 1972 and raised two wonderful children. Though we divorced, in the last years we had great bragging sessions about our grandson. šŸ™‚ I am glad he was part of my life and he will be missed. Peace be with you Ruddie

One of the best
Posted by Ross Kirkby (friend) on 12/26/2006 7:48:41 PM
Ruddie was a great friend he will be truly missed. Proud of his Dutch heritage’If you’re not Dutch you’re not much,but he joked about it too.If you started whining to him I’ve heard him say, Don’t tell me,I’m Dutch, wooden head, wooden heart, wouldn’t care. That’s Ruddie, tough on the outside kind loving caring and gentle on the inside. Loved his kids, proud of them. Same goes for his grandson nieces and nephews.1st heart attack in 1990, its nice to know he got to see his children grow

Candles for Ruddie

Dawn-Marie lit a candle on 1/26/2007
This next grandchild will hear all about you You live on in all of our hearts. I love you, and I will never stop missing you.

Paula Blom lit a candle on 1/10/2007
Glad you were a part of my life and you will be missed greatly by those whose lives you touched.

chris van de Laar lit a candle on 1/9/2007
you were my father and my best friend. I am proud to be your son. i’ll love and miss you always pops, chris

Adrian Vandelaar lit a candle on 1/9/2007
We miss you and think of you every day. You will remain in our hearts forever. Adrian, Janet, Tayte,Chase and Jayda.

John Van de Laar lit a candle on 12/30/2006
You were a wonderful brother and friend – you will be missed by all who knew you.Love always, John

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