HARTL, Rudolf Edward. After the recent loss of his beloved wife, Beatrice, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, and a short struggle with lung cancer, Rudolf Edward Hartl, known as “Gus” Hartl, passed away peacefully at McKenney Creek Hospice Residence in Maple Ridge, on December 21st, 2012. Gus was born on a farm in Saskatchewan on October 10th, 1929. After a 25 year RCMP career, during which he also maintained a small grain farm in Saskatchewan, he retired at the age of 46, to a 10 acre hobby farm in Aldergrove. Utilizing his RCMP experience, Gus then worked with the Probation Services and helped establish a community work program in the Fraser Valley for young offenders, to perform community services, rather than being incarcerated or on probation. Following that project, Gus initiated and completed residential real estate developments in Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Mission. He spent the winter months each year at his Arizona home for the past 25 years, and made many friends there from across Canada and the USA. Gus was the most sociable person you’d ever meet, and relationships with family and friends were always the most important priorities in his life. He is lovingly remembered by sons Philip (Linda), Doug (Poona), Bob (Pat), Dennis, and Gus (Brenda); grandchildren Trevor Hartl (Amanda), Jennifer Bajic (Ante), Douglas Hartl (Christina), Navada Taylor (Stephen), Janelle Hartl (Andrew), Jared Hartl, Serena Hartl (James), Whitney Pollock (Justin),
Jessica German (Brad), and Meagan Hartl; great grandchildren Luka, Spencer, Ben, Cate, Taylin, Olivia, Hudson, and Quinn; sisters Elsie Smith, Edna Hornett (Jim), Bertha Kenny (Al); as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Philip and Maria, his loving wife Beatrice, his son David, and his brother Albert.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church at 2827 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove, BC, at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 4th, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the BC Cancer Foundation or the charity of your choice. For more info, or to leave on-line condolences, please visit: