Rudy Betz
Rudy Betz

Obituary of Rudy Betz

Rudolph (Rudy) Joseph Betz was born on December 29, 1922 to George Betz Jr. and Josephine (nee Sterzer) Betz in the St. Philip's Municipality. Rudy grew up on the family farm and went to Devonshire School in the Pelly district. He started work on the motor grader in Pelly around 1950. Rudy met the love of his Life Pauline Horkoff and were united in Marriage on September 22, 1951 at St. Philip's Roman Catholic Church. The couple moved to Kamsack after Rudy was transferred and then moved to Melville as Highway Area Supervisor in 1966. Rudy enjoyed his highway career, carefully checking his highways and working with great crews. In retirement years, Rudy and Pauline enjoyed fishing, camping, and golfing. They also enjoyed going on bus trips to Las Vegas and Four Bears, as well as traveling to BC to visit relatives. Some other favourite pastimes included reading, daily word puzzles, playing cards, and watching the Toronto Blue Jays. Rudy's garden and yard were examples of perfection - no weeds - and the driveway was always spotless in the winter. He and Pauline worked together to make delicious creations from their garden produce. Over the years, they attended many musical concerts, festivals, recitals, and events of children of their family and friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years and one of his duties was helping with the weekly bingos. He also volunteered countless hours for church activities. Those that knew him appreciated his patience and enjoyed his quiet sense of humour. Rudy is survived by Pauline, his wife of 71 years, their nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, George Jr. and Josephine; his siblings and their spouses: George and Agnes Betz, Jack and Evelyn Betz, Lawrence Betz, Frank Betz, Joey and Louie Golay, and Elizabeth and Andrew Hubic. Rudolph "Rudy" Betz, beloved husband of Pauline, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022. He was 99 years of age. Prayers will be held on Monday, November 14th at 7:00pm in St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church, Melville. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 15th at 10:00am also in St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church with Father Dennis Remot presiding. If you are not attending in person, but would like to do so virtually, please click the link below any time after 9:45am on Tuesday. The interment will follow in St. Henry's Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made as Mass offerings, to St. Henry's Memorial Fund or to St. Henry's Parish Cemetery as gifts of remembrance. Service Details. Prayers Monday, November 14th, 2022 | 7:00pm When: Monday, November 14th, 2022 7:00pm Location: St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church Address: 729 Main St. MELVILLE, SK S0A 2P0 Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 | 10:00am When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 10:00am Location: St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church Address: 729 Main St. MELVILLE, SK S0A 2P0 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Rudy Betz December 29, 1922 - November 12, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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