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Service

Private graveside service will take place at Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario. A celebration of life will be held when permitted.

Donations

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London would be appreciated. Click DONATIONS at the right side of your computer screen to place an online contribution. By mail, send your donation to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street, London, ON N6A 1X3

 

D'Alton Stafford (Bill) Rudd

Death Notice

RUDD, D’Alton Stafford (Bill)

Bill Rudd died peacefully on January 25, 2021 at his home in London, Ontario with his loving wife Ann (Annie) by his side.

Bill was born November 30, 1929 in Montreal. He met Ann in London tutoring her in math at Western. They married March 8, 1958 and raised two children, Sally and John.

Bill and Ann shared a love of dancing and were known to dance whenever, wherever, especially to big band music. They enjoyed their cottage in Grand Bend where Bill showed an unparalleled love for his lawn and gardens. He loved his books, the Economist magazine, skiing and tennis.

Bill graduated from Ridley College in 1947 and Western in 1951. He went straight to work at London Life as an actuary and rose through the ranks to chief actuary then general manager/COO. He retired in 1980 from London Life. His community life included Chairman of the Board of Education in 1970, the Ontario Pension Commission from 1965-1985, and his favorite passion, politics, as president of the London PC party in the 1970s, eventually running as a candidate for the PC ticket in London in the 1980s.

He is survived by his wife Ann; his children Sally (Chris Hermansen) and their children Carl, Anna, and Grace all of Vancouver, and John (Christine) of Naples, Florida and their children Nicholas of Hightstown NJ, Cameron (Elizabeth) of Atlanta GA and Stephanie of Raleigh NC, and his new great-grandson Parker of Atlanta GA. He is predeceased by his brother Bruce, survived by Liz-Ann Rudd, and nephews Jason, David and niece Jessica.

Private graveside service will take place at Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario. A celebration of life will be held when permitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London would be appreciated.