Mar 7, 1958 – Jun 18, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rolf Brunner on June 18, 2013 in Clearwater, BC. He was 55 years of age. Born on March 7, 1958 in Basel, Switzerland, Rolf is survived by his daughters Carmen (Carson) Brunner of Clearwater and Jolene (Dallas) Brunner of Edmonton, AB; granddaughters Erika and Chaycee Smith; former wife and his best friend Korall Brunner of Clearwater; former father-in-law Norm LaBelle of Clearwater; former sister-in-law Kim LaBelle of Calgary, AB; former brother-in-law Mark LaBelle of Clearwater; sisters Vreni (Erhard),Esther (Aime) and Maria Rosa (Daniel); brother Peter; nephews Michael, Marc and Steve; nieces Sandra and Manuela. Rolf was predeceased by his mother Frieda and father Theophil, of Switzerland; brothers Urs (1951-1970) and Rudolf (1950-2012), and by his former mother-in-law, Ann LaBelle of Clearwater (1932-2005).
Rolf attended school in Oberwil Switzerland to become a mechanic. After a few years of being a mechanic he then enrolled for compulsory service in the Swiss army. When he was finished serving for the Swiss army, Rolfi worked for his parents’ taxi-chauffeur company. He then paid a visit to Canada; he decided it was so wonderful that he wanted to stay there. Soon after visiting, he moved to Canada for good and took over the taxi-chauffeur business in Clearwater. After this, he met Korall and Jolene and fell in love. Two years later, his second daughter, Carmen was born. Rolfi decided that the taxi-chauffeur profession was not for him, so he tried carpentry. That is when he found his passion. He continued to hone his craft and became an exquisite carpenter, always taking pride and paying special attention to every detail of every job and to every aspect of his life. In the year 2000, Rolf greatly changed his life by becoming a sober man, and stayed that way; he took great pride in that accomplishment, as did we all. He was then blessed with two wonderful grandchildren (Erika and Chaycee) whom he adored very much. Rolfi was such a good kind-hearted man who loved and was proud of his accomplishments, his friends and most of all his family.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Rolf Brunner will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Alpine Meadows Resort on Dunn Lake Road, East Blackpool, BC. The service may be viewed online at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com and condolences may be directed there as well. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, (250) 674-3030.Print This Obituary & Condolences