Rudy Oppersma

Obituary of Rudy Oppersma

Oppersma: Rudy (The Infamous 51% Owner of Ajax Automotive Services)

Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday November 15th 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 68.   Beloved soulmate and partner in crime of Susan. Loving father of Kendra, Paul (Kelly),  Heather, David (Jess), and Christine (David).   Cherished GrampaRudy  to Zack, James, Ava, Emily, Lily, Connor, and Tyler. Loving Brother of Bobby (Sharon), Kim, and Joe. Will be fondly missed by Sammy, Shane (Rudy), and Taylor. Rudy will be lovingly remembered by his huge family of friends, customers, racing community.

Rudy had a wonderful short track racing career that was instigated by his wife and shared with his family for many fun filled years.  He was an active member of OSCAAR and OSLR racing at most of the southern Ontario tracks including Westgate, Kawartha and Mosport

Rudy was very proud of the business he started in 1979 that grew to be a thriving and well respected shop. He was always encouraging and mentoring youth through local school co-op programs and the apprenticeship program. Family will continue to follow his lead with this and keep this legacy going. He was always there for anyone and would do anything for everyone. He was known to everyone as “Good People”.

A Celebration gathering will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home 1289 Keith Ross Drive ( Taunton Road North of The Oshawa Airport) 905 440 3595 on Sunday November 24th 2019, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Please be respectful of Scent allergies and in lieu of flowers, bring your favourite memories of Rudy to share. In lieu of donations please do something kind for someone in Rudy’s memory.

“Wooden shoes…Wooden Head…Wouldn’t Listen”


Celebration of Life Gathering

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
DeStefano Funeral Home
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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