He met and married Mary (nee Horne), they had a son Eamon.
Now, Ruaidhri possessed a wicked and clever wit which we enjoyed greatly. As a lifelong member of CCÉ Ireland he and Mary were intimately connected to CCÉ Ottawa for over 20 years, serving on the Ottawa Branch executive for many years. One of his many (and an important) contribution was the arrangement of tables and chairs before, and putting them away after, for the ceilis. Which was very big undertaking in the days where CCÉ Ottawa was at St Patrick's hall for years and years, he continued with this activity when we moved to Blessed Sacrement Church Hall. However, later on his back began to give him trouble, and he could not do it anymore. He and Mary came to the ceillis and sat with friends near the back of hall enjoying the music.
Ruaidhri died on 30th October, All Souls Day, he would have enjoyed the irony.
By Toni Forsythe
An obituary appeared in the Ottawa Citizen.
Many thanks to M. Maher and P. Cassidy for their candid shots of Ruaidhri.