14 august 1947 - 2 September 2013
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Rene Randoff Joseph Landry passed away peacefully in his home in Victoria, B.C. on September 2 nd , 2013. He was 66 years old.
Rene is succeeded in death by his twin sister Irene Landry and his dear cousin, Robert Dusseault. Rene is survived by his mother, Helen Landry, brother, Henry Landry, sons, Brent Gregson (Naomi Gregson) and Chris Landry (Catarina Landry), Grandchildren, Malia and Kiera Gregson and Eliana and Bryden Landry as well as his cousins Rob, Sheri, Lynn and Lori Dusseault and many other wonderful family and friends.
Rene was born in Red Deer Alberta on August 14, 1947.
Rene began his career with the Royal Canadian Navy in 1965. He moved to California in 1974 where he lived for 20 years. During that time, Rene became the Chief Engineer for Kaiser Hospital. Rene moved back to Canada in 1995 to be closer to his mother, Helen Landry.
In Canada, Rene made numerous friends while working as Facilities Manager at BC Transit, then Shoal Point. He retired on 31 August 2012.
Rene made frequent visits to Sonoma Valley to visit his friends and family and always made sure he was around to enjoy the Sonoma Valley Vintage Festival, one of his many favorites.
Rene was and will always be remembered as an amazing man who gave one hundred percent to everything he ever set out to do. He was a son, father, brother, grandfather, friend and role model to so many.
A celebration of Rene's life will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Browns Social House in Victoria at 2:30pm.
Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my souls at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed.
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
Cheers Rene, may you forever rest in peace.
Published in The Times Colonist from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2013