Rudy Moro

Obituary of Rudy Emilio Moro

Rudy (Rodolfo) Emilio Moro of London, Ontario passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024, at University Hospital in his 95th year, surrounded by family. Cherished by his wife Margaret (McCrae) Moro of 73 years and daughters Emily Dayus (Tom), Margo Hicks (David), and Tamara (Tammy) Moro. Loved by his grandchildren Rudy Dayus (Jen), Brooke Dayus, Matthew Miletich (Michelle), Mya Golem (Jeff), Lisa Manwaring (Andrew), Paris (Meilleur) Semansky (Mike), Peyton Moro-Kirton (Josh Fuss) and greatgrandchildren Emma, Sophie, Madison, Anna, Charlie, Mira, Mackenzie, sister Wanda Bozzato (Leno), sister-in-law Meg, nephews Donald and Alex, and cousin Guido.


Rudy was born in Little Italy, Toronto, Ontario on May 9, 1929, and was predeceased by his parents Anna and Umberto Moro (Portogruaro, Italy) and sister Vanda. We take comfort that he is now reunited with them and his many McCrae in-laws with whom he was very close. 


Rudy was a devoted husband, loving father, loyal friend and doting grandfather. His kindness, generosity, good humour were apparent to everyone he met. He was happiest when spending time with family and friends, hosting get-togethers at home, taking everyone out to dinner, and cracking jokes. He had a passion for woodworking, golf and bowling and remained an active member at Llyndinshire Golf and Country Club and Fleetway 40 men’s 10 pin league well into his late 80s.


Rudy could fix just about anything and took great pride and pleasure in his craftsmanship. It is this very passion that led him to a fulfilling career, first, as as a tool and die-maker in Buffalo, NY, then as a highschool Machine Shop teacher at Centennial in Welland, Ontario where he set the entire Dept up from scratch.


Rudy was invited to apply to Western University in the late 1960’s and became Associate Professor at Althouse Teacher’s College, where he proudly taught several generations of tech teachers. Rudy was a remarkable educator who leaves behind a family legacy of teachers inspired to follow in his footsteps.


Rudy was always a champion for human rights and social justice. Compassionate, calm, and wise, he was a genuine gentleman and a lifelong scholar. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Unity Project for the Relief of Homelessness, or the New Democratic Party of Canada would be appreciated. Cremation has already taken place at Woodland, and online comments/condolences can be made below.  Please join us at his upcoming Celebration of Life, on Thursday, May 9th, 5pm to 8pm, at 522 Piccadilly Street. All welcome to attend. Please RSVP to

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