Rudolph (Rudy) Weishaupt

Rudolph (Rudy) Weishaupt

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Rudolph Weishaupt. Rudy past away quietly the morning of, March 10th, 2012 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Rudy was born in Grayson, Saskatchewan on June 5th, 1927. He then made his way to work at the McIntyre Ranch in Alberta until moving to Trail to work at the CM&S until his retirement. It was in Trail that he met mom, Irene Elizabeth Strban and they were married Jan 13th, 1949.

Rudy was a very active man. Between loving his farming and horses, his hobbies were hunting and fishing in which he was honored with world records multiple times in different categories. He was responsible for the first boxing club here in Trail and he helped to start the Rod and Gun Club, he was a member of the Canadian and American Horsemen’s Society, and the Canadian and American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Racing Association. Rudy was also an auxiliary Police Officer for many years. He loved to play his guitar and was in a band in his earlier years.

Rudy is survived by his children Garland and Kris Weishaupt, Gail Shantz and Allan Bird, Shelley and Stewart Mack his grandchildren, Aaron (Rhonda) Weishaupt , Adrienne Weishaupt, Shane and (Jeeni) Bjarnason, Tammy Balfour, Lori Dillon, Amanda Mack and Brendin Mack. His great grandchildren are Hunter and Parker Weishaupt, Clinton and Criegh Dillon, Scot and Emily Balfour as well as one sister, Mary Shultz in Regina.

Rudy was preceded in death recently by his wife Irene, December 11, 2011, his parents, Carl and Helena (Kraus) Weishaupt, his siblings, John, Jack, Tony, Isadore, Carol, Maria, Annie, Joe and Helen.

The family would like to thank Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™. A special thanks to Dr. Hii, Dr. Philips and all the nurses and staff at the KBRH and a special thanks to Jim Maniago. As expression of sympathy, his wishes were donations to be given to the Canadian Diabetes Association at Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0 or online at or to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation at 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or online at

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