June 12, 1931 – April 28, 2021
Rudolf Neumann, of Abbotsford B.C., went home to be with his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ on April 28, 2021. He was born in Bremen, Germany on June 12, 1931.
Rudolf trained as a painter. Faced with a great shortage of jobs in post-war Germany, Rudolf emigrated to Canada in 1951 to realize his dream of a better future working in his area of expertise and to later bring his parents and family along with him, which he did.
Rudolf spent two years working in Winnipeg before settling in Prince Rupert in 1953, joining his newly immigrated brother and sister-in-law. He worked briefly for the CNR before spending the next 41 years working at the Prince Rupert Grain Terminal.
Rudolf suffered a serious, disabling workplace accident in 1959 which required a year of rehabilitation at Vancouver General Hospital. He returned to work at the PR Grain Terminal, where he had developed supportive and valued friendships.
He retired and moved to Abbotsford in 1996 to be closer to his sister, brothers, and their families.
A man of deep faith, Rudolf was a long-time member of the Prince Rupert Bethel Baptist Church. He loved music and played the flute. He was also an avid reader and model ship builder. Always a generous man, he supported many charities.
Rudolf was predeceased by his birth parents Julius and Henriette; stepmother Auguste; brothers Robert, Heinrich; sister Erika (George (d.)).
He is survived by his brothers Siegfried (Annegret (d.)) and Willi (Elsa (d.)); nieces Sylvia (Ken (d.)), Ingrid (Joerg), Sue (Pam), Reni; nephews Ralph (Antje) and Robert; 14 great nieces and nephews and a growing number of great-great nieces and nephews.
He could name all of them! Rudolf loved his extended family and is lovingly remembered for his gentle ways and positive attitude.
A private family service will take place in Abbotsford at the MacLure Road Mennonite Cemetery on May 14, 2021.
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