AUDENART MontyPosted: January 27th, 2015
If you are reading this now, I have simply gone HOME. Come and help celebrate my life here on January 27, at 12pm at 8 Keast Way, Red Deer (LDS chapel). Of course there will be food (I asked for KFC but probably won\’t get it), some good memories, and my family really needs your support. I was born on November 14, 1949 and returned HOME January 21, 2015. I was lucky to be adopted by Osh and Gladys Audenart and raised on a farm near Raymond, with my two great sisters Connie and Beverly. I attended school in Raymond and Magrath, and then served a mission for the LDS Church in Tahiti. I attended the University of Alberta where I graduated from dentistry in 1977. I practiced in Vermilion and Red Deer, and Nunavut, and offered my services to less fortunate people in Jamaica, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Russia and the Amazon. Sometimes my daughters came with me. It was a grand adventure. It never ever seemed like work. I served in the Church as a Branch President, a Councillor in the Bishopric, member of High Council, Stake executive secretary and Stake Director of Public Affairs. I joined Rotary in 1987, and served as Club President, District Governor, Rotary International Director and Vice-President, and a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, and lots of inbetweens. Rotary gave Liz and I , friends worldwide, and so many opportunities to serve the community and beyond. Rotary changes lives, including my own. I never seemed to be able to repay Rotary for all it gave me. I leave for awhile my eternal friend and wife of more than 40 years, Liz; my children Maurita and Scott Tollestrup, Jay and Amica (Antonelli) Audenart, Graham and Talia Audenart, Robin and Dave Kearl, Lisa and Sean Freeman, and Ryan and Jody Audenart; my sisters Connie (Andy) Blasetti and Bev (John) Mehew. Grieve abit, laugh a lot and keep a special place for me in your hearts. Remember always how God gave us Time enough to say goodbye. I will be a forever Grandpa to Mya, Kedan,Tagg, Payton, Berkeley,Osh, Gabby, Jack, Forrest, Aviana,Grayson, KK, Elle, Maeve, Willow, Crew, Aurelia, Mirra, Noa, and Cooper. Didn\’t we have FUN! I\’ve gone ahead to another playground and I will be waiting for you all there with all kinds of stories. Remember we are an eternal family. Some of you may think I left a bit early, but Mom always said it is more important how you serve in the time you have, than the years or the titles. I tried to be a good husband, father and grandfather. And I got plenty of fishing done in Corpus Christi and I released lots of fish for all of you. Catch a few Jay, I won\’t be far away. In lieu of flowers you may donate directly to The Rotary Foundation. Their money never dies! (www.rotary.org). Messages of online condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. See you soon, but don\’t rush! Monty. Serving Red Deer and Central Alberta Since 1997. (403) 341-5181 & (888) 216 5111.