March 1, 1948 ~ November 5, 2011
Rudi, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, November 5, 2011.
Rudi was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia and spent his childhood and youth living in various parts of Canada. As a young adult he settled in the Fraser Valley where he met his love, Monika Braun. They were married for 41 years and have two wonderful sons and a daughter in law. Rudi was an outgoing, fun loving person who was always ready to make a new friend. He was as comfortable visiting the elderly as he was playing with small children. He worked in construction and as a Provincial Corrections officer. He enjoyed his building projects, cross-stitching, singing in church, and cracking corny one-liners. He had a passion for serving others, and made 15 trips to Tijuana, Mexico feeding and building houses for the poor, visiting orphanages, and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. His faith and love in the Lord carried him through the ups and downs in life to his final hour. He is survived by his wife, Monika; sons David (Sara) and Stephen; brothers Bruno (Elizabeth), Martin (Barbara), and Alvin (Margaret); sisters Anna (Adolf), Susan (Werner), Lydia (Leslie), Linda (Victor) and Viola; brother-in-law Bruno (Carolyn); sister-in-law Hilda (Rudy); and many, many nieces and nephews. He is happy to be reunited with his parents, his mother and father-in-law, and 4 brothers in heaven, but those of us here on earth will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MCC Africa Food Relief Project or the Bethel Tijuana Mexico Support Project. Service of Thanksgiving & Celebration Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:30 am Bethel Mennonite Church 24687 – 56 Avenue Langley, B.C. Interment to take place following reception at Valley View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home 14644 – 72nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604.857.0711