Renda Roberta Rintoul
18 October , 1958 – 26 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.
- Memorial Service Saturday, 8 June , 2019
Renda Roberta Rintoul
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
3 June 2019
Renda was amazing and so supportive at the office.
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.
2 June 2019
I met Renda in 2006 as she began her career with the Province of Manitoba...from the beginning it felt as though we’d known each other forever. She always made sure you got your quota of hugs every day. We spent our days working together, Renda learning the ropes and I fed off her enthusiasm, thirst for knowledge and compassion during the 6-1/2 years prior to my retirement. Early into our friendship my mother in law had a stroke which meant she could no longer care for her precious dogs...we brought them to the city but with 2 dogs of our own we weren’t sure we were prepared for 4 - as soon as Renda met Charlie there was a connection - she immediately said, ‘He’s mine!’ My mother in law loved the letters she received from Charlie, reassured in the fact that he was loved and cared for, even if he now needed to wear a coat in the winter! Renda and I shared a love of family and spent many a coffee break talking about our families and sharing stories and pictures as our families grew. We also got to travel together - to Churchill via train to see the polar bears, San Diego with a side trip to Disneyworld, Las Vegas where we ziplined down Freemont Street and a Caribbean cruise where we rented segways to tour the island.
Renda, you have left a wonderful legacy and beautiful memories for you children, grandchildren, family & friends to cherish forever and always...until we meet again, Rest In Peace my friend
30 May 2019
When Renda and Arthur Hosted us for Christmas that time it was such a great evening for the most part. I spazzed out when I was trying to clean the chocolate cake she made off my hands when I accidentally broke the kitchen tap off and it smashed a glass in her sink. She wasn’t angry, in fact I don’t think I ever saw her angry. She was chill like accidents happen and sent us home with desert. She had a truly warm heart and when she hugged you there was a little longer pause that told you she cared and loved you. She would share recipe ideas with me and I with her about our new gluten free diet. She changed her diet to an anti inflammatory one to Help Arthur’s health. I know she loved him with all her heart and I was so thankful she was there for my uncle. I am grateful that we had the honour of having her in our lives as well. I know Renda wasn’t in our lives for a super long time, but I can honestly say I love her and will deeply miss her presence. My condolences for all her loved ones.
30 May 2019
Renda’s over 10 year career with the province of Manitoba will be so kindly remembered. Renda was smart, kind, with an infectious humor. We will remember she happily participated in any team or social or charity event. From simply making a pot of soup to jumping out of an airplane Renda showed up! As a trusted colleague you could count on her for sage advice or a really good hug.
Renda and her work wife Sue planned great trips as well. A trip to churchill with stops in Thompson to see the welfare office, homeless shelter and of course, the falls. These highlights equaled seeing the polar bears. Next trip to San Diego saw 5 women in their 50’s exploring Disneyland. We had so much fun with Renda.
Renda had the most beautiful smile. She had eyes that smiled. She was grounded and childlike at the same time. She was magical.
My heart goes out to her family that she loved so much. We will miss her.
29 May 2019
Renda was always so supportive and just a very caring person. A few years ago I was selling my beaded jewelry at the Farmers’ Market at Neechi Commons. When she heard about it she came out and bought a few bracelets. She always came out to the family gatherings with Arthur bringing some delicious food she’d made. When my oldest sister was so ill in the hospital, she made soup for Arthur to bring . My sister was so happy. Renda invited me and my grown children and theirs for Christmas dinner a few years ago. We had a wonderful time. She didn’t look her usual happy self the few times I saw her after. She must have already been sick. I’m so glad I went to see her with my daughter last week. She was so looking forward to going home. She said she missed her home. We will miss her.
29 May 2019
The first time I met Renda she was my uncle Arthurs’ date for my moms’ birthday party at Famous Dave’s. She was so warm and friendly, my family and I took an immediate liking to Renda. I was surprised when they told me it was only their 2nd date! Wow Renda was brave to meet Arthurs’ family so soon. We were all very fond of Renda, she was a special lady and I will miss her very much at our family gatherings. Sending my love to my uncle Arthur in his time of loss. My condolences to Rendas’ family as well.