January 4, 1925 – June 06, 2014
At the age of 89
A Celebration of Rudy’s Life will be held Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm at the Glen Eden Hall in Salmon Arm.
We regret to announce the passing of Rudy Buff Sr. on June 6, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Phyllis, son John, daughter Shirley, parents Henry & Clara, brothers Peter, Kurt and Herbie. He is survived by his sister Elfie Mobbs, daughter Christine (John) Danks, son Rudy (Laverne) Buff, daughter-in-law Susan Buff, 8 grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Kiley, Tyler, Stacey, Ryan, Karin and Jonathan; 6 great-grandchildren Kaden, Amya, Jake, Kaylee, Emry and Amelia. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Rudy was born in Switzerland, January 4, 1925 and arrived in Canada in 1935. He was a member of the RCA in WWII at which time he met and married wife Phyllis Lloyd in England April 10, 1946. They returned to Wonnack, BC where they started their family and later moved to Westwold where Rudy worked in the family business, Buff Lumber Co until it was destroyed by fire in 1979. Rudy and Phyllis had moved the family to Kamloops in 1966; he later moved to Vernon. In 2002 he moved to Salmon Arm to his daughter Christine’s home.
Rudy was an active member of The Swiss Society and The Royal Canadian Legion. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and walking. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends whether it was sharing a glass of his homemade wine, a meal at the family table or rooting for one of his favourite sports teams.
He will be missed by us all.
The family would like to thank Dr. Keith Hepburn and the staff at Mt. Ida Mews Care Home for the excellent care and support provided over the last 1 ½ yrs.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. 250-833-1129. Email condolences and shared memories through Rudy’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.