Obituary of Joseph Rene Bourdon
It is with broken hearts that the family of René Bourdon announces his passing after a brief illness. René passed away surrounded by his family at the Welland Hospital on Sunday November 28, 2021, at the age of 73. He was a devoted husband for 49 years to Pauline (née Toulouse) Bourdon. Loving father of Marcel Bourdon and Suzanne (Graziano) Ramundo. Proud grandpa “G-PA” of Jaden and Erica Ramundo. He will be sadly missed by his siblings, all residing in Quebec: Julien (Eliane) Bourdon, Gilles Bourdon, Genese (Gaëtan) Guillemette, Francoise (Paul-Henri) Giguère and Linda (Jean) Guillemette, and sister-in-law Noella Bourdon. He also leaves behind an amazing mother-in-law Anna Boutin, sisters-in-law Gisele (Claude) Cunningham, Madeleine Toulouse from Welland, Irene Toulouse, and brother-in-law Doug Singer both from Nanaimo, B.C. René will be fondly remembered and missed by numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his parents Leopold and Madeleine, as well as his brother Donald.
René retired from Welland Forge in 2013. He was a kind, gentle soul whose greatest pleasure was to spend time with his family. He especially enjoyed 5 pin bowling, bingo, playing cards and going to the casino.
Following René’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & RECEPTION CENTRE 827 East Main St., Welland, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Église Sacré-Coeur. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Please click the R.S.V.P. link through our website to schedule your attendance. For those that do not have access to our website please call to reserve your attendance. Those that attend are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Lining-up and cycling of guests will be managed by the funeral home staff both indoors and outdoors. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Église Sacre-Coeur would be appreciated by the family.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Joseph Bourdon, please visit our Tree Store
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