Rendl, John

Rendl, John

July 25th, 2016

Peacefully and quietly on Monday, July 25th, 2016, John Rendl of London, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Anni (née Englert). Loving father of Lisa Goodwin (Rob) and Jon Rendl. Dear brother of Kay Knab. Proud and loving grandfather of Kyle and Heather Goodwin, and Jessie Rendl. John was born in former Yugoslavia and immigrated to Canada in 1952. Once he completed school, he proceeded to make his mark on life. Most of John’s career was spent in the telecommunications industry and he retired from Bell Canada in 1990. John enjoyed many sports, particularly golf, soccer and hockey, where he made many lasting friendships. The family would like to thank Dr. E. Yu, Dr. E. Frechette, Dr. J. Megyesi and Dr. S. Kuruvilla and their teams at L.H.S.C.  Also, thank you to Dr. M. Butchey, Dr. Khan and the entire team at the C.C.A.C.  A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, August 5th, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 2:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program. 

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H GoodwinAlways in our hearts
Alison Emo-McNabneyLisa; We are sorry to hear about your father. We want you to know that we are thinking of you. Our condolences to you and your family. Love Sean, Ali, Emma and Maya xo
Barry MatthewsAnn, Lisa and Sean: my deepest sympathy for your loss, John was truly a great guy. I have many great memories ranging from our days playing hockey together, especially the team weekends at the cottage, socializing at Lake Eugenia and most recently working with John (and Skipper) to build Rob and Lisa's log home. Stay strong, remember the good times . See you on the 5th to celebrate his life...Barry
Shane McKayMy memories of John come from my days playing hockey with the then Bell Bruins hockey team. I joined the team in the early eighties, playing Thursday nights at Doublerink Arenas up in Vaughan. I can't remember if John was playing or coaching at that time but I recall his expression when things didn't go well on the ice. "Hard Lines" he would say. "Hard Lines McKay". I'm not sure why but this has stuck with me all these years and I often repeat it to my kids when they're complaining about this or that. Like Barry, I too recall the weekends with the hockey team at Barry's cottage. With John's cottage just a couple of doors down, when we ran out of booze at Barry's we would go to John's and clean out his stash. While I will likely be unknown to most who read this, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to John's family at this time. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know John and I'm thankful my old hockey pals kept me informed about how John's been doing. He will be missed. Cheers John. It was great to know you. Hard Lines. Shane
Richard SakanashiI had the pleasure of meeting John through hockey with the Bell Bruins. I too remember the hockey team cottage weekends on Lake Eugenia and the good times that were had by all. I was great to reconnect with John in recent years at the Eagle Beaver alumni golf days. Please accept my sincere condolences. Richard (Sak)
Nancy MatthewsBarry and I would not own our treasured property at lake Eugenia if Barry had not attended one of those famed hockey weekends for john,s over the hill gang hockey team in 1979. He told John to let us know if anything came for sale and long story short, about five week later we were neighbors two doors down. So many great early memories like stringing an extension cable through the trees so we could play bridge and still hear the baby monitor. Knowing Sean and Lisa as teenagers then watching Kyle and Heather grow up ... The list does not end there. John was a real gentleman and having him in our lives has been both a privilege and a pleasure. To Ann, Lisa, Sean, Kyle, Heather - deepest condolences on your loss. We truly do share your grief and hope that like us you will all remember the good times. John was truly a great man and his was a life well lived. Nancy, Barry, Greg & Jeff Matthews
TrishaI am deeply sorry for your loss. God bless John and his family in this sensitive time. Trisha Walters
Marie, Claudia and Fred WintergerstDear Ann, Lisa and Rob, Sean, Kyle, Heather and Katie.  As cousins to your family, we are so heavy-hearted here in the U.S.  We loved John dearly and we extend our deepest condolences to all of you on behalf of his passing.  Our mom Marie, John's 2nd cousin, is now reminiscing about their very early days together as neighbors in Yugoslavia. (They lived directly across the street from one another.)  "Oh... he was a naughty boy," our mom remembers.  "And people taught him how to be even MORE naughty!"  Marie remembers, "He would take off his shoes and throw them into the well. His mother then tied his shoes so tightly that he couldn't take them off again.  So he took his NEIGHBOR'S shoes and threw THEM into the well! Of course, his mother spanked him."  Needless to say, John went from a naughty little boy to the most honorable and respectful person one could know. And “colorful” too! Claudia remembers John grilling in the rain at the cottage in 1979 with a VERY fancy woman’s umbrella - how fun! We will miss him dearly and, yes, he will always be in our hearts.  Love and our deepest sympathy from Marie, Claudia (John’s God Daughter) and Fred Wintergerst
Don WilliamsOur sincere condolences to the Rendl family on their loss. Having worked and socialized with John for many years I know him as a compassionate and supportive friend, a real gentleman. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. Bev and I will miss him.
Ged HaskayneTo the Rendl family, please accept my sincere condolences on John's passing. I have fond memories of playing hockey with John on the Over the Hill Gang and Bell Bruins hockey teams. I also enjoyed the hockey team weekends at his cottage on Lake Eugenia and more recently reconnecting with John at the Hockey Alumni Golf Tournaments. He will be sadly missed. Ged Haskayne
Christel and Ken MestonDear Anne and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. . It has been such a pleasure over the past decade to have known John as a friend. Always a gentleman, and a thoughtful, kind, caring, and helpful person. Our thoughts are with you. Christel and Ken Meston
Peter AngusPlease accept our sympathy for your loss. I arrived in London in 1981 and enjoyed playing hockey with the Bell Canada hockey teams. John spent countless hours organizing Bell hockey teams. It was a great pleasure to know John and his family. Take care.
David ByersDonna & I send our "heart felt" condolences to the Rendl family. John was a unique individual & friend. My association with John was primarily through Bell hockey - for many years - where he was our Team Manager. A quote I feel that summarized John's involvement is as follows: "Work for a cause, not applause. Live to express, not to impress. Don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt."....... And you did John! We will miss you! Sending Much Love, Donna & Dave Byers
Cary GrantMy condolences to the Rendl family. I knew John thru' Bell and many golf outings over the years. He and Hugh helped me out several times with household renovations and repairs. A great guy, wonderful friend and good company. He will be missed - I will miss him. Cheers John, and Hit 'em straight,,,it was great to know you cary
Deb LawtherLisa from my first days at Bell in 1973 until a few meetings of you and your dad at Costco I always felt kindness in his greetings. John will be missed by your family but his memory will always be in your heart and the heart of everyone who was lucky enough to have met him.
The Rinaldo FamilyOur condolences to the Rendl family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. The Rinaldo family - Lake Eugenia
Rob and Cathy BorshellLisa, Rob, Kyle and Heather - we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad/grandfather. Rob, Cathy, Sean and Rachel
Alan WatlingLisa and family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of John. We had every good intention of being there yesterday for the celebration of life for John, Tom Villeneuve, Frank Dottor, Dave Lester and myself ( Al Watling) but as we started out from Mississauga we hit a brick wall of traffic. A huge accident on the 401 made traffic crawl and took us 1 hour just to get from Trafalgar Rd Exit to Hwy 25 which normally takes 5 minutes and the traffic and accident was still miles ahead. So unfortunately we got off and went back and decided to go to a local pub and raise a glass in Johns honour. It seemed fitting, we knew John from work and playing hockey and the great weekends at the cottage with the hockey team. So we shared memories, laughed and raised a glass or two. We had our own celebration, and somehow we knew John was with us too. John, you will be forever missed!
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