Rene Edmund Joseph
Born Feb. 3, 1956 in Castor, AB
Passed away on Aug. 23, 2014 in Red Deer, AB
Rene was born in Castor, Alberta the 4th child of Fern and Edmay Lamoureux. When Rene was a baby the family moved to Stettler, Alberta. Rene attended school at Stettler Elementary, Stettler Junior High and then William E. Hay High School and graduated in 1976. Rene knew he would go on to some kind of trade work from the time he was small and put things together like the radios to the television so we could be the first ones on the block to have stereo sound. He also fixed all the bikes and made many bikes from all the parts. One time Rene put a ramp on the verandah steps and went down on roller skates (the kind you attached to the bottom of your shoes), he was lucky he did not hurt himself. Rene was also instrumental in organizing bike races down the back alley. This was on tricycles and you stood on the back with one foot and pushed with the other, most of us have the scars on our knees and legs to remind us. He was always tinkering and building things with the various items that he had brought home. Rene was married in 1977 to Elaine Dowling in Stettler. Rene and Elaine moved to Camrose, and he apprenticed at Stoney Creek Plumbing and Heating while attending NAIT for his certificates. Rene and Elaine divorced in 1983 and he continued to work in Camrose at the same place for a few years and then at Burmac Plumbing and Heating. In the mid-eighties Rene moved back to Stettler, and he then began working for the Town Of Stettler, which has become his second home. Rene was still at the Town when he passed away and has left many friends and co-workers there who will miss him very much. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycles in the warm weather and snowmobiling in the winter. He bought a house and was renovating it in between helping others and working. His love of tinkering continued and he was always updating his electronics and building a computer lab out of spare parts. He was a Jack of All Trades and loved buying on line and loved getting a deal. He would often get more than one of the same item if it was a really good deal… thus he always had spares. Rene will be missed by all who knew him. Rene was predeceased by his parents, Fern and Edmay Lamoureux, his grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and by a good friend and co-worker Gordie Bible. He is survived by his 11 brothers and sisters; Lise Lamoureux, Paul (Carolyn) Lamoureux, Diane Lamoureux (Don Stewart), Claire Lamoureux, Mona Lamoureux, Anna Lamoureux (Steve Mandryk), Guy (Alice) Lamoureux, Julie Campbell (Brian Smith), Ivan (Keira) Lamoureux, Susan Kowalski (Vern Yurkowvich) and Nina Lamoureux (Vince), nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephew, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and also by his family at The Town of Stettler. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Rene, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315.
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