Robert Walter Rude

In Memorial

May 27, 1946 August 7, 2011
Bob passed away after a long battle with cancer which he fought to the end, aided in part by his passion for the Canuck’s quest for the Stanley Cup. His wife Sharron and his two sisters were at his side. He leaves behind his father Walter Rude, sisters Sandra (Al) of Nanaimo and Wendy (Doug) of Coquitlam, son Jason (wife) and granddaughter, step-daughter Joy of Manitoba, and a large extended family. Bob was an avid sports fan and enjoyed both playing and coaching baseball as well as organizing ball tournaments. During his younger life he toured Australia and Europe. He worked at a wide variety of jobs throughout his career most recently with Sealand and Fast Freight. Special thanks to Dr. McPherson and all the palliative home care workers for their invaluable care and also the staff of McKenney Creek Hospice for their support in his final hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Bob’s memory.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 224 Street, Maple Ridge on Saturday August 13th at 2:00 pm.

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  1. Karen & Don Caissie

    Sharron, Don & I are so very sorry for your loss. Bob will be well remebered.

  2. Sharon, I am so, so, very sorry. Please feel free to get hold of me if there is anything at all I can do for you. Remember the good times and the love you shared.

  3. Bob and I played ball together when we were teenagers. He was a natural and a great guy. Wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you all. Are with you Bob . . .

  4. Hi Sharron – I have many fond memories of Bob from some great years of fastball at Moody Park – most playing against his teams but often playing for him as a pick up at various tournaments and all-star games. A smile comes to my face every time I think of him and I know he will be missed – our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  5. brenda and lucio moreno

    we didnt know bob for a long time. but can honestly say he is the funniest man we have ever met. the story about getting kicked out of guitar lessons was hilarious. it was clear to see how much love was there between you both. you have so many great memories hold onto them and keep them close to your heart. if you need anything sharon i am a phone call away.

  6. Sharon, what a beautiful tribute to Bob, I know you are a strong woman Sharon and I know you will get through this with your thoughts and memories of Bob. Here for you always, love ya xo

  7. Larry&Theresa Falk in the PEG!

    I knew Bob a very short time, but i thought of him as one of my best friends , a person i wish i had known longer, we met bob through his marriage to my wife’s sister Sharon , we enjoyed many a bud and a few football games together, he sure knew how to make you feel welcome in his home, we think of him with warm thoughts often and miss him. rest in peace Bob you are loved by many. this message is late but sent from the heart.

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