February 8, 1952 – November 22, 2023
Roydon Rudolph Gruending died in Cudworth Nursing Home in the early hours of November 22 at age 71. Roydon was born on February 8, 1952 in hospital in Humboldt but he was raised and lived in St. Benedict for most of his life. He liked farm work and gardening. He helped his parents and after their deaths in the mid-1970s, he was a farm worker for 10 years with his Uncle Hugo Gruending.
Roydon was predeceased by his parents Anne and Rudy Gruending, and, in 2021, by his beloved younger brother Jackie. Roydon is survived by brother Dennis and wife Martha Wiebe; sister Charlene Dobmeier and partner David Nicol; Jackie Gruending’s widow Carol; nieces Maria and Anna Gruending; nephews Dane Dobmeier; Jay and Jordie Gruending.
Roydon spent his last eight years at the Cudworth Nursing Home, where he was accepted for who he was and cared for tenderly. Roydon’s family is most grateful for the compassionate care that he received.
A Service of Remembrance for Roydon will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Marc Blondeau at Kushneryk Funeral Service, Wakaw, SK at 1-306-233-4403.