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Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Renda Roberta Rintoul

18 October , 195826 May , 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Renda Rintoul on Sunday May 26, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. Renda was predeceased by her mother, Janet, stepfather, Lorne, and her older brother, Harry. Left to hold her memory dear is her partner Arthur, who she loved deeply; her daughters Laura (Jason) and Sarah (Danny), as well as Arthur’s children Jodie and Matthew; her grandchildren Jamere, Jaxon, Gabriel and Abigail; her sister Rose (Colin), and her brother Del (Lisa); her nephews and nieces Austin, Nick, Jesse, Jenna, Linnaea; best friend Jackie, along with numerous cousins and all the hearts she touched. Renda was born in Winnipeg on October 18, 1958. She grew up and attended school in Winnipeg but spent a large part of her summers in Petersfield playing with cousins, picking rocks in the fields and having bonfires in the ditch. While working at the North End Women’s Resource Centre, a co worker urged Renda to return to school and complete a degree in Social Work. So, at the age of 42, Renda packed her backpack and went to University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Social Work. A year later, while working full time for the Province, Renda returned to school to complete her Master of Social Work. Her work was extremely important to her and she was very proud of her career. Renda loved to dance, she was a great cook and was masterful at party organizing and making sure everybody had their favorite dish. She loved to garden, travel, and spend time with her dogs, her boys, and going on camping trips with Arthur. Renda loved the color red, whether it was a piece of clothing or her nails, red was a staple in her wardrobe, symbolizing the passion with which she lived her life. Renda was true to herself; authenticity and reciprocity were important to her and she was often heard telling us “I am who I am”. A Celebration of Life will be held at Klassen Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. In true celebration of her life, the family will have time to hear your memories of this wonderful woman.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 8 June , 2019

Memories

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Brad Lamb

9 June 2019

I am Brad , Renda's 1st love and husband , we had a child together Laura who I will love for the rest of my life! She was my friend over all these years and will miss her immensely! I am shocked that this has happened to such a wonderful , caring and loving individual! My condolences to every one ! Brad

Ashley Chamberlain

8 June 2019

We’ve lost a beautiful soul. Renda and I were co-workers a couple of years ago and we worked closely together on a couple of projects. I always respected the grace and honesty with which she approached everything she did. Renda was truly an amazing person, and her life touched many.

To her family, I’m profoundly sorry for your loss and hope that Renda’s generous, loving and hilarious spirit will live on in the memories that were made with her.

Dolores Rintoul

8 June 2019

I was shocked and sorry to hear of Renda's passing. Her late brother Harry, to whom I was married, always said she was one of the sharpest and funniest women he knew, and he was very proud of her. Linnaea and I cannot be there today, but know we are thinking of the family in this time of sadness.

Ellen Nemeth

8 June 2019

I was blessed to work with Renda for around 10 years.
Many wonderful memories and chats with Renda.
Renda gave and loved freely. A beautiful soul who walked among us and touched so many along her path.
Thank you Renda.

My heart is with her family my deepest sympathy extended.

Sandi Smedvik

7 June 2019

I first met Renda waaaaay back when she was a friend of my brother and his bunch. She was a super friendly sweet loving person, she later married my cousin Brad. Family was always her highest priority, she had such a loving warm soul. Renda you will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to all Renda’s family! Rest In Peace sweet lady!

Eveline Milliken

7 June 2019

I have uploaded a happy picture of the day Renda defended her MSW work. I was honoured to teach Renda through her Bachelor of Social Work courses and to be her Masters of SW faculty supervisor. In additon to the academic relationship, I was invited to family events and enjoyed meeting family members through the years and watching Renda beam with love and pride. Renda could always find the good and the positive. She helped us at Inner City SW program student selection each year as one way of giving back. She was one of those go to people who was always willing to help out, so we missed her this year and commented on her absence. We were devastated when we heard she had passed on. Our thoughts and prayers are with Renda's partner, family and friends. I am out of the country so I am very sad that I unable to attend the celebration of Renda's life. A remarkable woman.

Interlake Region

6 June 2019

The Interlake team that worked with Renda these last few years knew how lucky we were to have her. It was only after a lot of thought, some discussion about loving the country and the idea of working in the area where she had fond memories as a child, did she decide to make the change. She came to work with us in Jan/17 from a Winnipeg office were she worked for many years and was very attached to the people. She quickly became a valued member of our Interlake team, she was always willing to help and with her professionalism mixed with her sometimes uncontrollable sense of humour made it easy to build a strong relationship with her. There has been many from the office that have come and gone, so it is not possible to capture all of our memories but I’m positive that if we could, all would mention why Renda was loved, what they learned from her and so often, how she made them laugh.

We’re only able to add one picture so unfortunately you can’t see the picture of her dressed in a Santa hat, in a funny hat, dressed in green (St. Patrick’s Day), in red (Valentine’s Day), as a Minon, dressed for Cinco de Mayo, holiday sock day ...plus so many more. There were also all the craft pictures she contributed too and/or participated in. One of the craft pictures really shows you the type of person she was and how she lived her life because the statement below is what she decided to paint on her sign, which says it all.

The Best Things In Life Are The People We Love,
The Places We’ve Been And The Memories
We’ve Made Along The Way.

Renda participated in everything because she loved having fun, as you can see in this picture!

Leza Jacques

4 June 2019

I am so sorry to hear this news of the passing of Renda. What a fantastic spirit she was. She was always that social worker who went the extra mile to help her clients. She would feed them, bring them clothing, drive them to an appointment when they desperately needed. She was a very kind human being. She was an aspiring actress at her local community theatre. Her smile would lift anyone's day. Please accept my warm and heartfelt sympathy for her loved ones.
Rest Easy my friend...Rest Easy.

Huguette Bohemier

3 June 2019

Renda was amazing and so supportive at the office.

Huguette Bohémier

2 June 2019

My deepest sympathy to family and friends.

I had the pleasure of working with Renda in the last few years.

She will always be remembered as kind, compassionate and beautiful person.

I have many fond memories of Renda.
She was gifted and loved life.
I am blessed to have known her.

She will be greatly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY