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“Kim, I am saddened by the news of R.D.'s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Wiggins - Beech Grove, KY

“Deepest condolences to you Kim, as you now must carry on without Dan beside you. I pray that you will find the strength n courage to carry on, with...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Eva Wiebenga - Aylmer, ont

“Bob, Connie, Lisa and families, and Kimberly,Joe and I are saddened to learn of Dan's passing. We hung around in our senior years at high school and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Joe and Sherry Volkaert St Thomas

“Or deepest sympathies ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Linda Broer - London

“My sincere condolences to RD's wife Kim, family and friends. I enjoyed the time I worked with R D when we both were at Alcan Aluminum. He will...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Ghassan Dughaish - Evansville, IN

“I'm so sorry Kim, hugs and prayers of comfort to help you thru. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Felicia Schroader - Beaver Dam, KY

“Kim I was so saddened to hear about R.D. You have my condolence. May the Lord be with you and the family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Anthony Arnold - Russellville, KY

“Kim, i am very sorry to just hear this. Dan was a good friend in high school, we didnt do a very good job of keeping in touch. for that i am sorry....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dann Bates - aylmer - Friend

“My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs to you, Kim. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Amos - Central City28, KY

“Kim I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to work with R D while I was at Alcan. Prayers for you and your family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: David Porter - Owensboro, KY

“Kim, so sorry to hear of your loss. We have kind of lost touch since I retired and I did not know R.D. had been sick. Still it seems like we are...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Randall Garst - Central City, KY

“Kim,Many thoughts & prayers for you in this time of Sorrow. I know your heart is broken in a million pieces but I pray for comfort & strength to help...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene Jennings - Mount Juliet, TN

“I am so sorry to learn of R. D. 's passing. Love and prayers Kim.Teresa Pendley ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Teresa Pendley - Morgantown, KY


GREENVILLE - Hon. Robert Daniel "R.D." Hulst, P. E. (Ontario) left this earth on June 4, 2019.

Mr. Hulst was born August 19, 1964 in Aylmer, Ontario to Bauke "Bob" Hulst and Corrie De Kraker. He received a Bachelor's in Metallurgical Engineering from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. R.D. was a natural leader and managed teams in both the Nickel and Aluminum industries in Canada and the United States. He worked with Falconbridge, Alcan, Rio Tinto Alcan, Century Aluminum, and Electro-Cycle/Metal Exchange.

In 2000, he chose Kentucky as his home and became a Kentucky Colonel in October of 2003. He was a devoted fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays and later a devoted UK Basketball fan. He not only loved sports but also classic automobiles and enjoyed spending time in his workshop.

R.D. began his journey with cancer in 2014 and faced each step with intense focus and determination. He inspired many and never failed to lend a hand to help others in need.

He is preceded in death by a son, David T. Hulst; mother, Corrie De Kraker Hulst; father-in-law, Lloyd Dukes. Survivors include his loving wife, Kimberly; father Bob Hulst; sister Connie Sivyer (Gord); sister Lisa Baxter (Brad); sister-in-law Melanie Dukes Logsdon; mother-in-law Patsy Dukes; nieces and nephews, Ryan (Megumi), Hilary (Mandy), Lydia (Davis), Bob, Andrew, Brooke, Brennah, Brandon, Rachel, Victoria, Christine; great nieces and nephews Brylee, Brenlee, Jaxson, and Hartley.

Family and Friends are invited to celebrate R.D's life at the Hulst home on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the Muhlenberg County Humane Society. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can also be shared at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.