Robert Rudolph Ludwar, Bob or Rob to most, was born on October 25, 1953. He died peacefully at the young age of 58 on February 20, 2012, at Boundary Hospital with his family and friends around him.
Robert is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Laure; his children: Launa Wark of Grand Forks, Bradley Ludwar of Elford, and Troy Ludwar of Grand Forks; his four grandchildren: Trentin, Dierdra, Robert and Kerrigan all of Grand Forks; his mother, Minnie Ludwar of Grand Forks; his brothers: Gerry of Penticton, Danny (Sheila) of Grand Forks, Dave of Grand Forks and Greg (Cora) of Grand Forks; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Laura and Bill Fehr; siblings-in-law: Marcy Baresinkoff, Ramona (Richard) Dannhauer, Natalie Zmurchyk, Scott (Kym) Baresinkoff; many nieces and nephews: Andrea, Derek, Rocki, Roxanne, Alyssa, Desiree, Lindsay, Tasha, Sam and Chris; and a few great-nieces and great-nephews. Special friends: Pat Novak (cousin), Jack and Cathy Van Ryn, Roy (Maureen) Spears, Leo Babuin, Keith Denamy, Guy (Ramona) Ramey and Cathy Denamy. Rob was a father figure to numerous young people throughout his life: Russ Wark, the Denamy girls: Becky (Andrew), Sara (Brandon and Jenny (Jessy), Travis Hudson and Danny Delisle. Robert was predeceased by his father, Ralph Ludwar and sister, Julie Ann.
Bob was retired but held a number of positions at Canpar or Parta, and Alpine Disposal. He had the opportunity to travel with numerous family members and friends to Hawaii, California, the Canadian east coast, western Canada and other US states. Many of the local children would remember Rob as a Kid’s Club leader at the Grand Forks Christian Center. He also loved to sing at church services. One of Bob’s passions was to repair and collect vehicles and motorcycles.
A memorial service was held at the Grand Forks Christian Center on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery prior to the service. The family has requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Graham Funeral Home had care of arrangements.