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Condolence From: Philip J Fernandez
Condolence: My sincere condolences to family. Trudy was a true collaborator in this community, helping out in her neighbourhood association and other civic groups. It was my privilege to serve with her, in some of her many and diverse involvements.
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Condolence From: Rachel Goddyn
Condolence: Trudy and I met in 1986 at the Rotary Children's Centre where our sons where having speech therapy. There was an immediate connection and we were soon spending days together playing with our little ones and talking about everything and anything. I was living in a small apartment, had a son newly diagnosed with a significant disability and was far from family. Trudy opened her home and heart to me and my children. I really needed a loving, understanding friend, and Trudy was all that and more. It was a sad parting when I left KW soon after Rebecca and Laura were born, but we kept in touch with periodic phone calls. There were times when I needed Trudy's intelligence, insight and compassion.

Trudy walked the walk every single day. The world is a better place because she was here.
Saturday January 13, 2018
Condolence From: E.M.
Condolence: Years ago I was a summer student at the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo/Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region. I appreciated working with Trudy. It's an overused description, but Trudy was truly capable of "thinking outside the box." She was unconventional, open minded and at times, eloquent. She wanted solutions, not excuses. She believed in doing better for disadvantaged folks. Those who are struggling with poverty, illness, disability are regularly overlooked, ignored and isolated. Trudy believed we could and should do better for everyone. My sincere condolences to her family. My thoughts are with you as you try to process her passing and find a way to move forward. To Trudy's children, I would like to say your mother loved you fiercely. She will always be with you. All my sympathies. Rest now, Trudy.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Anneliese Kraehling
Condolence: I was blessed to work on committees with Trudy -years ago which shaped my values, philosophy and career. My sympathies to family, friends, co-workers and community.
"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.
Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."--Leo Buscaglia
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Jackie Gerlach
Condolence: I was so sorry to hear of Trudy's passing. I feel so privileged to have had at least a few opportunities to work with Trudy and to hear from her about the great joy her family brought to her every day. This community has been truly fortunate to have enjoyed Trudy's leadership for so long. I have no doubt that we will continue to hear Trudy's voice through all who were influenced by her exceptional understanding of the issues of poverty, disability, and humanity. My condolences to Trudy's family and friends. May peace be with you.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: June anderson
Condolence:
The staff at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank offer to Trudy's family their sincere condolences. Trudy was a wonderful person who was greatly admired for her work in social justice. The community has suffered a terrible loss.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Claudia Escandon
Condolence: My sincere condolences to her family and friends. Trudy was a smart, extraordinary, compassionate and vibrant woman who will be missed deeply for all. Rest In Peace friend.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Beisan Zubi
Condolence: Laura, you and your family are in my thoughts and I am sending so much love and support. All my sincere wishes for strength and healing in this terrible time. Your mother sounded like a fierce advocate and I'm sad I didn't get the chance to meet her.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Mary Henein Thorn
Condolence: Loosing such a warm, vibrant caring person such as Trudy is a huge, heartbreaking loss to our community.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye. May her warmth and kindness be an example to us all.

My heart and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time.

Mary
Thursday January 11, 2018
Condolence From: Tara Orchard
Condolence: Although I moved away from the KW community several years ago, I continued to follow Trudy's work through her weekly messages and updates. My condolences for this sad loss to the community.
Thursday January 11, 2018
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