Kruschenske, Arnold – passed away at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in his 92nd year.
Arnold Kruschenske of Pembroke, beloved husband of the late Beulah Kruschenske (nee Rahn/Neuman). Dear father of the late Warren Rahn (Carrol), Whitby; and Linda Rahn-Cornell (late John), Pembroke. Grandfather of Karri Oates (Bob), Whitby and great-grandfather of Maya; loving friend and long time companion of Leona Hein and her family. Son of the late William and Matilda Kruschenske (nee Luloff). Predeceased by brothers Nelson (Enid) & Calvin and sister Geneva Kruschenske (late Stanley Neuman and late Al Aucoin). Uncle Arnold will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Arnold Theodor Kruschenske was born November 7, 1928 to William and Matilda (nee Luloff) in Alice Township. At the age of 15 Arnold began working for the Canadian National Railroad as a section hand and later a welder. He travelled across Canada with the CN until he met and married Beulah some seven years later (1952). He then joined a construction company and spend the next two years as a welder building the “150 Building” at the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in Chalk River. When that was completed, he was hired by Eddie Match Company and had a very versatile job as a millwright’s helper, a mechanic on the match machines, a machinist, AND after 38 years he retired at the age of 62 as a steamfitter.
Arnold was what we call a “Jack of all trades”. Throughout the years he built his home on Bruham Avenue plus four more houses for relatives. He also bought, renovated and sold four more homes, not to mention, the many times he helped out others with their home projects.
He was a devout Christian and gave many hours of work to the church. He enjoyed life. Needless to say, Arnold was very productive throughout his life. He was a very kind and generous man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Respecting restrictions at this time, while honouring Arnold’s wishes, visitation and a funeral service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Zion Lutheran Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences are available at www.mdbfuneralhome.com.
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