Obituary of Rene Daniel Vedrine |

Obituary of Rene Daniel Vedrine

Rene passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his care center, the Pleasanton Rehabilitation Center after suffering a stroke. He was 78. This was truly Rene’s “home” as he found comfort and love for the care he received.

Rene was born Feb. 3, 1938 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and lived his young adult life in Paris, France where he participated in playing soccer.

At 18 years old, Rene served his country in the French Army and left for Algeria for 28 months. He had several duties while serving his country, one that he was most honored and often shared was driving as a chauffeur for one of the French Generals.

Rene emigrated to the United States with his wife, Micheline “Mimi” Vedrine in 1962. They were married for 56 years and together they raised two children. The family moved to Nevada City, California where they lived for nearly 40 years before moving to Livermore in 2010.

During his career, Rene worked for several transportation companies, which included, Anaheim Truck & Transfer, Willig, Robinson Timber, Dart Transportation, Grennell, Reddaway & Consolidated Freightways. After a long and fulfilling career, Rene retired in 2000. Rene was an avid golfer, fisherman, trap shooter and 49er fanatic. He also enjoyed frequent trips to the casinos in Reno with his wife, Mimi.

Rene is survived by his loving wife Micheline “Mimi” Vedrine of 56 years of Livermore, CA.; his son Patrick Vedrine of Oakland, CA; daughter Valerie (Vedrine) Hund, of Livermore, CA. and granddaughters, Ashley and Vanessa Hund. Rene is preceded in death by his mother and father, Jeanne and Victor Vedrine; and his grandson Grayson Hund in 2011.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Exceptional Needs Network in memory of Grayson P.O. Box 3149 Livermore, CA 94551.

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