Battie, Rudolph (Rud) Peter
It is with much sadness and heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Rudolph Peter Batt ie. Rud passed peacefully at the age of 82 on November 4th, 2009 in the Lodge on 4th. Rud will always remain in the hearts of his loving wife Ellen of 59 years, sons Gary (Wendy) and Lorne; grandchildren Jason (Amber), Nicole (Tony) and Courtney; great grandchildren Morgan, Carley, Zayge,Declan, Kaleigh and Alexa. Rud is also survived by his sister Patt i Chadwick, brother Ron, and many nieces and nephews. Rud has left this Earth to join his parents Rud and Mary, brothers Jack and Stew and sister Margaret.
Rud was born January 15th, 1927 in Ladysmith and at the young age of 15, went to work for Comox Logging. On May 13th, 1950 he married Ellen and in 1954, they moved to South Bentick for 3 years with Crown Zellerbach. When they closed down, Rud moved his family to Sandspit where they resided for 12 ½ years. It was there he started a ball team and they travelled to Skidigate, Massit and Kitimat winning many trophies along the way. In 1970, Rud was transferred to Vancouver as Head Loader on the self loading barge. Rud and his crew came over to Ladysmith with the fi rst self barge in Ladysmith Habour. In 1983, Rud took early retirement and lived in Richmond until 1985 whereupon he and Ellen moved back to Ladysmith. Rud was an active member of the Ladysmith community and aft er joining the Fraternal Order of Eagles, served on all the chairs and then as President for 3 years in a row.
Rud was very proud and honoured to be an Eagle and could be seen doing his share of the work on the many dinners and pancake breakfasts being held. Rud also belonged to the Mount Brenton Golf Club (previously Quilcheana Golf Club) where some of the members aff ectionately named him Mr. Dress Up. Rud was also a member of the Nanaimo Curling Rink. Special thanks to Dr. C. Fritsch and staff , that were always there for Rud. Friends are welcome to join the family for Mass at St. Mary’s Church on 4th Avenue, on Monday, November 16 at 10:30 am, followed by a Memorial Tea at the Ladysmith Eagles Hall on 1st Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.