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Rudy Martens

September 11, 1934 - March 2, 2012


Rudy died peacefully at the age of 77 on Friday, March 2, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born second of five children to Gerhard and Anna (Froese) Martens on September 11, 1934 in Winnipeg, MB. Following his teaching career of 35 years in Manitoba, he and his wife, Susan, moved to Abbotsford, BC in 1996.

Rudy was predeceased by one sister Anna, and one brother Gerhard in early childhood, and later by his parents. Rudy will be dearly missed by his wife of nearly 52 years, Susan (Kasdorf) Martens, two sons and their wives and children: Daryl and Shirley, Asia, Sydney, Mason. Kevin and Lisa, Taylor, Jenna, Danielle. He is also survived by one sister Hilda and Art Kasper, one brother Herb and Hilda Martens, one niece, three nephews and their families.

A celebration of Rudy’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 11 am at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd in Abbotsford.

The family expresses their deep appreciation to the ALS Society, all the doctors, nurses, friends and relatives for their wonderful care, prayers and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ALS Society of BC (www.alsbc.ca) or Center for Epilepsy (www.epilepsy.cc) online or at the service.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: David & Brenda Hildebrand
Relation: cousing

Brenda and I are sending our condolences and prayers to you Susan and your family. We rejoice with you that Rudy is now with his Lord and Saviour where there is no more pain.
Please remember that Jesus loves you and is going with you at all times.

David and Brenda Hildebrand

From: Doreen Penner
Relation: former student

Dear family of Rudy Martens,

“Mr. Martens” was my grade 6 teacher in Lowe Farm, Manitoba. (1958/59) approx.
He lived out his faith in the classroom. Two fond memories I have to this day is the little song he taught us….”Without Him” – we would be like a ship without a sail. The other memory I have is attending his wedding….quite special for a girl at that age.
May the wonderful memories you have of your Dad, husband and grampa warm your hearts during this time of loss. Doreen Penner

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 7, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Bakerview Mennonite Church
2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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