September 15, 1930 – November 20, 2020
Passed away in his 90th year, November 20, 2020 in Langley Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Rudi was born September 15, 1930 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He was predeceased by his son Franz Bernhard, and leaves behind his loving wife Inge, two sons Kurt and Mark, his brother Uno, sister Pia (Tofini), nine grandchildren, Caillin, Natalie, Liona, Claralana, Aleisha, Natasha, Mark Jr., Kilby and Nathaniel, five great grandchildren Emma, Elise, Christian, Cydney and Sofia, nieces, nephews and extended family.
From the time of his arrival in Canada in 1957 Rudi has been active in construction projects from Vancouver to Dawson Creek to Vancouver Island, working as a union carpenter and a construction manager on a wide variety of buildings and infrastructure projects. Rudi and Inge then purchased The Aldergrove Star community newspaper in 1966 and Rudi was owner and publisher till retirement in 2001.
He spent his retirement years researching the Langmann family tree and managed to trace the Langmann roots back to year 1200 in Nuremberg, Germany,
He also wrote a book about an episode in his forefather’s life in the service of the Holy Roman Emperor, titled “Travel to the end of the World” and taking place in the year 1452.
Due to Covid 19 it was not possible to hold a funeral service for Rudi, but there will be a Memorial Service held in the Danish Church at 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. The public is cordially invited to attend the service on Saturday, November 20, at 1:00 pm, with a social afterwards in the church basement. Please be advised that proof of Covid vaccinations will be required for admission to the Danish Church.
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