Rudy Englot, husband of Virginia, passed away at the Lord’s appointed time on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at the age of 89 years.  Rudy was the loving father of Eunice (Mike) de Groot of Calgary, AB; Orville (Faye) Englot of Calgary, AB; Denese (Brian) Nieminen of Stony Plain, AB; and Eugene (Ada) Englot of Calgary, AB.  
He will be dearly missed by his six grandchildren, Brenden, Keegan and Madison Nieminen, Cole and Kaitlyn Englot, and Katarina de Groot; and lovingly remembered by his sisters, Francis Dew, Bertha Meil and Marie Olson; sisters-in-law, Carole Skulmoski and Helen Skulmoski, as well as the extended Englot, Lazor, Skulmoski and Kasprick families. 
Rudy was predeceased by his parents, John and Katharina Englot; his uncle, Mike Lazor; brothers, Edward Englot, Alvin Skulmoski, Frank Skulmoski, Albert Skulmoski and Leonard Skulmoski; sister, Caroline Desabrais; brothers-in-law, Herbert Olson, Arthur Desabrais, Arthur Dew, James Meil; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Englot.  
Rudy was born in Glenavon, SK and received his education at Osage, SK. As a child, he was unable to attend school full time as he had to work to earn a living for the family. At the young age of 14, he moved away from home and started working as a mechanic in Kamsack, SK. A few other jobs in his early years as a young man were heavy duty mechanic, heavy equipment operator, welder, logger, truck driver, horse breaker and trainer and farmhand.  
In 1953, Rudy started working on the highways. Then in 1956, he went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to study the trade of road construction, learning about rock crushing and asphalt. This led to him becoming a foreman of a crew in this field. For a total of 13 years, he and his crew paved highways all over the western provinces, but mainly in Saskatchewan.  After this, he met Virginia Kasprick and they were married in Melville, SK on Nov. 21, 1964.  
Rudy quit road construction in 1965 to start life as a family man taking up farming on the family homestead near Birmingham, SK where he also cared for his mother and Uncle Mike.  During this time, Rudy and Virginia had a family of four children born between 1965 to 1969. But Rudy had always felt tied down to life on the farm and was unable to fully pursue other interests that he had. So, he and his uncle made the decision to sell the family farm in 1975 and everyone moved to Melville.  
Rudy then started home construction and carpentry and built many houses in the Melville area. He built all three houses that the family lived in and also his cabin at McBride Lake, SK where he enjoyed entertaining many family and friends.  He had three trap lines by McBride Lake and had done extensive trapping throughout his life. In 1986, he started his outfitting business venture, “Englot Outfitters”, guiding Americans for bear and deer hunting.  
In his retirement years, he kept himself busy working as a farmhand, gardener and cook at the Feduk farm at Birmingham. He spent many years planting and tending his large vegetable and flower gardens at the farm. He also went to great lengths to freeze and can the vegetables that he grew.  
In December 2015, Rudy moved to Calgary, AB to live with his daughter, Eunice. He then moved to Carewest George Boyack Nursing Home in Calgary in May 2019 and this is where he peacefully passed away with family by his side.
Rudy was full of life and energy and was an inspiration to all.  He was a resourceful man, a hard worker, a handyman, a jack-of-all-trades. He was truly gifted and talented in so many capacities and did everything to perfection. He enjoyed doing puzzles and watching sports for relaxation. He was an avid outdoorsman in every sense of the word, an amazing gardener, a bird watcher, and traveller. His most memorable trips were spent with his children and grandchildren, camping and travelling throughout Canada, Poland, and Alaska. He also went on special hunting trips to Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma.  
Rudy was a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (Melville Chapter) and a member of the Saskatchewan Trappers Association. He received numerous trophies, awards, and recognitions for hunting and trapping.  
Special thanks to all the staff at Carewest George Boyack Nursing Home for their care and compassion. A viewing was held at Mountain View Funeral Home (Prairie View Chapel, 1605-100 Street SE, Calgary) on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Good Shepherd. A memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2020 in Melville, SK.  Announcements to follow.  
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada (www.prostatecancer.ca).  To express condolences, please visit www.mountainviewmemorial.ca