Rudolph Edward Hansen, aged eighty-six years, passed away at Vernon, on Saturday, May 15, 2004, with his family by his side. He will be sadly missed by wife Mary of Vernon, son Raymond (Barb) of Kelowna; daughter Maureen Armitage of Vernon; grandchildren Cindy, Kim, Raymond, Brian and Rachel; several great-grandchildren. Rudy was born at Standard, Alberta, and was the last of his family. He served overseas during WWII, where he met and married his wife Mary. Following the war, Rudy worked in the funeral profession, for CN Rail and the Hudson Bay Company. They lived in Standard, Blue River, Kamloops, Armstrong and lastly Vernon. After retiring from The Bay, Rudy returned to the funeral profession and served the families of the North Okanagan for many years until again retiring at age seventy-nine. A private reception celebrating Rudy’s life will be held Saturday, May 22, 2004. Cremation. Arrangements in the care of PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong. 546-7237.