Rudi Lauritzen

In Loving Memory of

Rudi Lauritzen

Rudi was tragically taken from us on May 7 in a motor vehicle accident.

Rudi was born in Denmark on August 27, 1949 and immigrated to Canada at the age of 7 with his parents Armand and Jenny and brother John. They settled in the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver.

In 1973 he met and married the love of his life Jamie Lynn Smith. Their first home was on the Sunshine Coast where they lived on a houseboat in Gibsons. Eventually, with their young family, they moved to Skookumchuck in the East Kootenays. Their home for the last twenty years has been at Riondel in the West Kootenays.

Rudi was a talented “Mr. Fix-It” and through his company R&R Repair served a grateful community. His work ethic was matched only by his unfailing generosity.

He leaves behind his grieving wife, eldest son Kalum (Mary) and grandchildren Silk, Sequoia; son Clayton and grandson Javin. Rudi will be sadly missed.

A service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday May 24th at the Crawford Bay Hall. For more information please visit

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