GITTENS, Dr. Rudolph Ormsby
December 30, 1932 - September 18, 2013


It is with gladness, for a life well lived, that the GITTENS family announce the passing of Rudolph Ormsby Gittens. A man of integrity, respect and compassion, Rudy's brilliant mind, infectious humour and warm, caring manner left a lasting impact on all of us. Rudy leaves behind his wife Betty Hope, his sons Simon (Carole Desjardins), Garth (Wendy Newport), his grandchildren Alexandre, Bianca, Quinton & Noah. Rudy is survived by his brothers Clyde and Otto and sister Margaret. As per Rudy's wishes there will be no funeral service. There will be a private family cremation. A celebration of Rudy's life will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave. at 11am. Funeral arrangements in the care of
Kelly Funeral Home, Somerset Chapel
585 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON K1R 5K1
613-235-6712, www.kellyfh.ca
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at the Heart Institute. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa (www.eldercarefoundation.ca) appreciated.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on September 21, 2013

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