With great sadness, we announce the passing of Rudy Busato of Hillcrest Mines, AB. He passed away peacefully at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre on June 9, 2021 at the age of 82 years.
Rudy was born in Michel, BC on April 16, 1939 to loving parents, Angelo and Victoria Busato. Rudy was a hardworking man, who worked hard to provide for his family. He worked with the Teamsters Union and Emil Anderson Construction, building the roads through the Rogers Pass and Salmo Creston. Rudy loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His favorite pastime was riding and caring for his horses. He was a member of the Coleman Legion where he enjoyed spending time with his friends. Some of his fondest memories were days spent at the Pincher Creek Colony; he said they were very kind and giving people. Rudy will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
Left to mourn his passing is his loving partner, Helen Ehlert; his children, Robert “Buzz” (Denise) Busato and Chris (Kelly) Murphy; his grandchildren, Nicole (Graedy), Jared (Paige) and Brendan (Hailey); his great grandchildren, Lacey and Jaxon; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and many friends he has made over the years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Victoria, and his siblings, Gino and Dinora.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Foundation (PO Box 455 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). At Rudy’s request, no funeral service will be held. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.