Randolph Trudeau

Died: Sat., Nov. 2, 2013


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In Loving Memory of
Randolph (Randy) Clement Trudeau
Shkaabewis
April 30, 1954 – November 2, 2013

Randy passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.  Forever cherished by his wife Maureen, his daughters, Joni (Jeph), Misty, Amanda, Teresa, Savannah (Dennis Jr) Skyeanne and family.

He will forever be missed by his god children Brittany, Cory and Cruz.

He is survived by his grandchildren Maryan, Annabella, Mya Sunshine, Alyssa, Nathan, Laurin, Ethan, Meesah and Great grandson Kaiden.  

Predeceased by Oma and Opa, Olive and Ignatius, brother Isadore (Josephine), sister Rosie (Victor), mother in-law Victoria, sister in-law Karen, step dad Smitty and godson Jason.  

He will be sadly missed by his mother Stella, his brothers, Alphonse, Victor (Dorothy), Maxie (Loretta), Scott, Eddie, Donnie, Norman and sisters Liz, Rose, Gladys (Darryl), Cindy and many nieces, nephews and close friends.  His in-laws Cindy (Howard), June (Ron), Paulette (Luke), Claudette (Todd), Wilma and Velma. Also by his Peltier, Manitowabi, Desmoulin, extended family, Art Associates and medical support staff and fellow patients.  His beloved pets Daisy and Duke miss him also.
Randy aka Big Meat (Chi-Randy) had a presence of love and laughter.  He was always happy to see friends, family and meet new friends. He was never shy to share a smile and nod, he was quick to tease and joke.

Raised by his Oma and Opa in Buzwah in the traditional lifestyle of living with the land he was very proud of his strict and dutiful upbringing.  He loved music, playing and singing.   He was an avid sportsman and fan.  Randy was a gifted and talented artist.  This was his passion and brought him international fame.  He was a Contractor by trade, certified Heavy Equipment Operator; he took great pride in his work.  Randy was a proud Buzwah skid and was an active community member.  Randy was a very generous man and was always willing to donate and support.

During the twilight years of his life he enjoyed learning medicines, visiting, spending time with family, road trips, Y&R, cards, games of chance and loved his camp.  He was a loving and supportive husband. He took great pride in his daughters, grandchildren and he was delighted in the fact that his toes were passed on.  He was a storyteller very strong in his history and Anishnabemowin.  Randy was a lifelong teacher and will be forever remembered through his art and students.

Visitation will be at the St. Ignatius Church in Buzwah
2 p.m. Monday, November 4th
Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
at the Holy Cross Mission. Cremation to follow.
Arrangements provided by Island Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made in memory of Randolph Trudeau to HSNF-Little Current Dialysis Unit.

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dolls pangowish
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My Condolences To His Wife, Children, Family, Relatives N Friends - He is in the arms of our Loving Creator - Relatives Gone Before Us - N - This Will Be His Home Now .. He will Send His Love Through The Art Works In The Skies ... Hear His Laughter Through The Winds n His Love Will Shine High n Bright ...

Nadine ( Naddes Babes )
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
May you Rest In Paradise Randy, You were such a great, humble , loving man to Our Community , and most of your Family.
You are in a Much Better Place now.
We will be in Our Memories forever.

Glad I got to know you.

Miigwetch.


Dawna Leblanc
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Sincere condolences to Randy's family and friends. Randy will always be remembered as a great person who was always friendly and did not hesitate to tease or share a funny story. He will be missed. RIP Randy.

shirley Ida Williams
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Randy was a great artist and always a hard worker taught by his grandparents. His grandparents worked hard and he worked along with them. He will be missed by the community, his family. Travel well and condolence to the family.

Larry Leblanc
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
I first met Randy when he was a student at MSS..At that time a Native Artists club was formed with Randy and his contemporary fellow artists Blake Debassige,James Simon Mishibinijima and the late Martin Panamick.Together they became a great force for the quality of Manitoulin Native Art.Randy always had a smile on his face and never failed to make me laugh happily anytime and anywhere I saw him.He was such a kind and loving man.The Wikwemikong community and the Earth will miss him.RIP Randy.larry l.

Terry S.
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Miisa miinwaa bezhig giinint keshing Gekenmak. Nitaa Enishnaabemad. Another language speaker is gone but not forgotten.

Melissa Desmoulin & Family
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Randy Trudeau. You surely will be missed, you always had a smile on your face and that is what I will remember. Was glad to have your hospitality of your family at the camp two summers ago. Very peaceful surroundings, now I know why you enjoyed going to your family camp because that is surely what it felt like a sense of peace and family. Baamaapii

Medora and Don hicks
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Maureen, Our deepest condolences reach out to your family during this time of sorrow. To all his friends and extended family we share in the sorrow and great loss of a wonderful person. We will miss seeing his smile and definitely will be missed by all community members here. In memories of you Randy we will never forget. Rest in God's peace!

Linda McGillis
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
To Randy's family, I have a wonderful piece of art, done on birch bark, hanging on my wall that he exchanged for some work done for him by Jerry (Jerry's Mobile Repair). Jerry passed away fifteen months ago. My deepest sympathy to all of you, his family.
Sincerely Linda McGillis

Evelyn Corbiere
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Sincere condolences to Randy's family.Will always remember Randy's BIG smile and laughter and his willingness to share his artistic talents at the school.

Bella Shigwadja
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My condolences to Randys family....his smile and jokes will be always remembered..he is in the arms of our Creator......luv yah, all

Alma-Jean Migwans
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Randy, thank-you for your friendship since high school. You are a wonderful person and amazing gift of laughter. To your family and friends, may they be comforted by your loving-spirit. baamaapii.

Joan Lewis
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Please accept mine and my familes deepest sympathy in the loss of Randy. Didn't know him very well but his sister, Elizabeth is a good friend. I live in Virginia and remember very well the times we visited Wicky and looked at all the fine art work done by the artist of the village. My God Bless you All.

Jody and Angelo Prato
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. He was such a wonderful person and amazing artist. We will think of him fondly each time we look at his beautiful painting hanging in our living room. Our condolences are with you and we are sorry that we will not be able to attend his funeral. We have always had great respect for Randy and he will be truly missed.

Jody and Angelo

Adrienne Pelletier
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My deepest sympathies. I will miss his sense of humour and his smile. One of Wikwemikong's finest gone to be with our creator.

Isadore Toulouse
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
To auntie Maureen, girls, Auntie Stella, Liz and the rest of the family! My heartfelt sympathy to all and sorry I could not be there. We lost a great man! Our Uncle! as many of us knew him as! He was a great artist that taught me a lot of the artistic talents. Growing up together at the homestead was always a blessing to have had shared many life learning stories with one another! Miigwech Randy, esnaa weweni ni-bimosen!

Deborah Neshkiwe-Fox
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My prayers and thoughts with the family. I only met Randy a few times and remember his joyous laugh :). Us Hamiltonians as sad we aren't able to make the funeral. Remembering you always Cousin

Nancy Corbiere-Richter - AOK
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
So sorry for you (our) loss of this wonderful man ... I never seen him without a smile on his face and chuckle in his heart .... always looked for the good in people and the world .... he will be missed .... our loss, Spirit Worlds gain ... RIP my friend ...... Baa maa pi ....

Barbara Littlejohn
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
I am sorry for the loss of a great painter, as I never knew him personnally.
I have come across a painting of his and do not know much about it. It needs some tlc but is beautiful....an eagle grabbing a fish from the water.
I would really like this painting to go to a good home, with family or such.

It has a number on the back, I hope that you would contact me .. barbmail@mail.com

My how the years slip by......

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