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Godin, Rene “Buddha”

On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:30 a.m., Rene at the age of 50 years passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Survived by his wife of 27 years Christine (nee Huard) of Hanmer. Loving father of Richard (Sandra) of Chelmsford, Natalie and Stephanie (Darryl) both of Hanmer. He is also survived by his first granddaughter Andrea (Richard and Sandra’s daughter). He will be missed by his bowling family and his closest friends Moe (Kelly) Beaudoin and Richard (Peggy) Lavallee and his grandmother Therese. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his dog who he loved very much, Goldie (2015). Survived by his mom Claudette and brother Jarrett. Rene was involved in many organizations from bowling to racing. Rene loved coaching children and adults and made quite a few nationals individually, as a teammate and for just being a coach that he truly enjoyed. He accomplished two bronze medals for singles in bowling for the open across Canada. He has a POA gold medal at a national level and coached the youth challenge nationals. He worked as a master mechanic at Cambrian Ford, Belanger Ford, and most recently with DMC Mining Services, where he enjoyed being a shop foreman going across Canada and the United States with Steve and others. Oh the memories he would share when he would come back especially the football game “oh my”. Rene loved being with his family, camping, cooking, fishing and just being around him to hear stories and laughter around the fire. You never knew what he would do or think if you needed a hug or a shoulder to cry on, he was there with open arms. He was a great role model to be around. I am truly going to miss my best friend but Rene just to let you know I will be taken care of by our children and my family especially my bowling family. Thank you for being by my side until we meet again my true love. There will be no service but a Celebration of Buddha’s Life will be held at a later date. Thank you sincerely the Godin family, hugs and kisses.

16 Condolences

  1. Our condolences to Rene’s wife Christine and family. Rene worked for us many, many years ago, and was always cheerful to everyone. We have good memories of him.

    Posted by:Linda and Bob Hachez
    March 18, 2017
  2. So sorry to hear of Budha’s passing. He was always so much fun @ bowling tournaments and meetings. He will be missed dearly.

    Posted by:Kim Pavey
    February 24, 2017
  3. Truly the loss of a good man. He will be missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the entire Godin family. Rest in peace Buddah.

    Posted by:Kate Martin
    February 24, 2017
  4. My heart is with your family. I didn’t know Buddha well, but he inspired me! He had an infectious laugh and I enjoyed the times we shared..

    Posted by:Laurie
    February 24, 2017
  5. Christine & family! Our deepest condolences, Rene will be missed by all of us. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family, bowling and car racing. He is now in heaven with the other Angels and he is no longer suffering. RIP Rene

    Posted by:Aunt Rollande & Uncle Dennis
    February 23, 2017
  6. The humour in this joyful man was one of the things that brought many smiles to everybody. Always willing to help anybody out, great role model and idolized by many. You will truly be missed my friend. My condolences to the Godin family and friends

    Posted by:Daniel Sauvé
    February 23, 2017
  7. My condolences to the Godin family. RIP Buddha!

    Posted by:Eric Carriere
    February 23, 2017
  8. Our condolences to the family he will be greatly missed. He was a great husband father grandfather and coach from nat nathan and janet-leigh dominic

    Posted by:Natalie Dominic
    February 23, 2017
  9. You will always be in our hearts. We have many memories shared together…..until we meet again my friend…..Love Peggy and Rick

    Posted by:Peggy Lavallee
    February 23, 2017
  10. So sorry for your loss. Rene will be missed by so many people.

    Posted by:Cindy Barnard
    February 23, 2017
  11. Chris and family! Sending you my deepest condolences, Buddha was an amazing man! His name will remain on everyone’s lips and in everyone’s hearts in your bowling family! I’m sure we will be telling Buddha stories for many years to come. He lived his life for his family and on his terms, he will be dearly missed!
    Hugs to you and your family!

    Posted by:Tammy Harkonen
    February 23, 2017
  12. Buddy your going to be missed greatly like they say your a great man and kind to others. I’ll miss you at the tracks, we will hang your name on our cars in memory. Rene, God be with you

    Posted by:tex wickham
    February 23, 2017
  13. Our deepest sympathies to the Godin family. Rene will be missed

    Posted by:Gord and Claire Malley
    February 23, 2017
  14. Rene will be missed by all that knew him. He was one person who could make you laugh no matter what was going on. R.I.P. Rene God bless you SIR

    Posted by:Jamie Hendry
    February 23, 2017
  15. We will miss you and never be forgotten………. you were great person and like a soldier to many

    Posted by:alain gagne
    February 23, 2017
  16. The biggest teddy bear and amazing man I have met..Family always came first and that included his bowling and racing family! He will be missed dearly!

    Posted by:Natasha Smith Tremblay
    February 23, 2017

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