Randolph (Randy) Clement Trudeau Shkaabewis


April 30, 1954 – November 2, 2013

In loving memory of Randy who 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 kid 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 beginning at 2 pm on Monday, November 4, 2013. Funeral service will be 1 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 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.