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Rudolph (Rudy) Martens

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_0001_obit Rudy MartensRudy’s family moved to Chilliwack, B.C., in the 1940s. Rudy met Irene while picking Hops in the Greendale area. During the late 1950s and early 60s, Rudy was part of a male quartet that recorded in Los Angeles and had a weekly radio broadcast in the Vancouver area, bringing the gospel to many. He continued to sing at weddings, funerals and church events until he was in his 70s. Rudy worked as a jeweller, teacher, real estate agent and manager for a flooring supplier. In 1966, Rudy’s dream of owning a hobby farm came true. After years of enjoying his farm in Richmond, he moved to Delta, B.C., eventually retiring to Surrey, B.C. He died after a difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Birth: April 25, 1926
  • Birthplace:
    Franklin, Man.
  • Death: May 22, 2016
  • Parents:
    Abraham & Marie Martens
  • Married:
    Irene Vogt, 1950
  • Family:
    Irene; children Marlyce (Jeff) Gundy, Sylvia, David (Connie); 5 grandsons; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Fraserview, Richmond, B.C.