We Remember

Rud, Jody Michael Alexander

June 12, 1986 — June 11, 2011

RUD, Jody Michael Alexander

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Jody, one day short of his 25th birthday.

Jody was born in Saskatoon, SK on June 12, 1986 and was tragically taken from us on June 11, 2011 in Kelowna, BC.

Jody is survived by his parents Sherry and Doren Nyholt, younger brother Devan and sister Angelique of Vernon and his older brother Shane Nyholt of Jasper, Alberta; grandparents: Elsie and Melvin Rud, Donna and Cletus Scherman of Battleford, Saskatchewan; aunts and uncles: Wayne Rud, Larry (Shirley) Rud, Debbie Stewart, Judy Ivers (Larry Tremblay), Jackie (Curtis) Stewart, Michael (Lynn) Rud, Dixie (Murray) Schrierer, Darrell (Pam) Nyholt, Dwayne (Dawn) Nyholt, Scott (Andrea) Scherman, Christine (Trevor) McMorris and Lorne Nyholt; numerous cousins and also dear friends Shauna, Courtney, Jen, Geoff, Elliott, Brett, Jay and Bryce.  He was predeceased by his great grandparents Kelly and Henry Nyholt and Grandpa David Nyholt.

Jody attended Elementary School in North Battleford, Sk.  He moved with his family to Osoyoos, BC where he completed high school.  He attended Okanagan College in Penticton and then went on to UBC in Kelowna where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.  He was employed as an Addictions Counsellor with Crossroads and as a Parole Officer with Corrections Canada.

Jody will be remembered for his compassion and caring for others.  He was especially passionate about helping those less fortunate and worked with the homeless at the three Kelowna Shelters and with the Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna.  He was a loving and supportive son and brother.  Jody was athletic and enjoyed many outdoor activities including skiing, camping and spending time with friends and family.  His family was so proud of all that he accomplished in his short life time.

The Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with reception to follow.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Jody may do so to Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna or any of the Three Kelowna shelters – Inn from the Cold, the Kelowna Gospel Mission and Ozanam House.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Boys & Girls Club in Kelowna, BC or Three Kelowna Shelters: Inn From the Cold, Kelowna Gospel Mission, Ozanam House Link: boysandgirlsclubs.ca


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The service for Rud, Jody Michael Alexander is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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