March 3, 1940 – June 15, 2019
Beloved husband, father, brother,friend passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019. Born March 3, 1940 in Kitchener Ontario, Rudy’s passions were wide ranging. In his younger days he played hockey on a farm team for NY; enjoyed his pilots license and playing boogie woogie on the church piano. Rudy met his wife Margaret at Bible School and, as a young family moved to Kansas USA to study. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tabor College Rudy came to study Urban Planning at UBC.
In 1978 he settled with his family in South Surrey and opened The Salt Cellar Delicatessen. Working along side Marg and his two daughters Patricia and Cheryl, Rudy loved the small Ocean Park community and enjoyed serving three generations of customers. The family retired in 2014.
Coming from a Mennonite Brethren background Rudy turned his mind to a spiritual search as Muscular Dystrophy began to rob him of his physical strength. Listening to music and mysticism became his focus. Always the poet, he was a veracious reader and loved to debate psychology and political sciences… he enjoyed watching baseball, hockey, fine wine, a slice of bread & a hunk of cheese. Nothing was more heartening than a good meal and deep “meaty” conversation.
There will be no formal service. Our family will celebrate Rudy in our hearts and thoughts and know he will be remembered by all who met him.
Those who desire to make a tribute may donate to Muscular Dystrophy Research Canada.