PORTER, RUDY

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July 15, 1952 - August 29, 2019

Rudy was born in Kelligrews, on July 15, 1952. He was adopted by Wilfred and Clairenda Porter and he was very devoted to them. Rudy spent his early years in Long Pond, before coming to Englee as a young man. After graduation from high school he went on to Memorial University to become a teacher. He loved his profession and served 30 years as a teacher. In 1982 he married Glenda Newman and they raised their children here in Englee. Rudy was a devoted member of this church, serving on the boards of both this congregation and the Pastoral Charge. He was an extremely talented musician, leading our choir and providing music for our services. Rudy also gave of his talents to the other churches on our charge regularly. He said he wanted to thank the church for the opportunity to serve. Rudy also offered himself to provide music in the other churches in the area as well as the community. He was a tireless volunteer serving on council as Councillor and mayor. If there was a need, Rudy gladly stepped up to the plate to offer help. Nearly two years ago Rudy discovered he had cancer. He bravely fought the disease, but on August 29th he passed away at the Health Centre in Roddickton. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Glenda, his son Adrian, daughter Kerry-Lynn (Travis), daughter Lynette Simms (Doug),as well as his grandchildren Braylon, Quinn, Rebecca and Ryan. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Velma, Joyce (Ron), Trudy (Bob), brothers Frank (Phyllis), and Dwight (Julia). Rudy is also survived by nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law aunts and uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Clairenda, and his biological mother Dora Tilley As we remember Rudy, we realize how much he enriched our lives by his generous spirit and how much he will be missed. Visitation to be held from the United Church in Englee on Sunday, August 31, 2019 with the funeral taking place on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Church in Englee in memory of Mr. Porter.