Irene (nee James) RUDD


Irene Rudd (nee James) AKA affectionately as Djam and Dame Rudd, died peacefully surrounded by family in the Royal Jubilee Hospital on January 29, 2014 at the age of 99. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Mac (W.T. Rudd) and her son Bill (Wm. J. Rudd), and is survived by her daughters Marge Yanda (Jeff), Dorothy Young (Barry), and Wendy Rudd (Patrick) – eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John James and several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Irene always claimed her good health and longevity was due to her youth spent running up and down the mountains of her birth place, Coleman, Alberta. She graduated from the U of A and began a career that spanned many decades as a well respected teacher at Central Junior High School. Irene and Mac lived for many years in Red Deer where Mac will be remembered as an enthusiastic golfer and scout leader. In 1994, at the age of 80, Irene moved to Victoria where she spent her golden years gallivanting around Victoria and the Island with her daughters, her honorary daughter Shirley Brodeur and other friends. She had the uncanny ability to turn a large city into a village by her charm, her wit and her joi de vive – which she retained to the end. No service by request. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be sent to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Victoria BC. Cremains to be interred in the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta.

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