Rudolf Schöni passed away peacefully at home, with his family at his side, on Thurs., May 4, 2017 in his 92nd year.
He leaves behind his mourning wife, Hedwig of 63 years, and his children, Rudy (Doris) Schöni, Martin Schöni, Peter (Maya) Schöni, Evi (Heini) Dändliker, Thomas (Irene) Schöni, and Christine Schöni. He was predeceased by his twin children, Fritz and Hedwig, as well as six of his siblings from Switzerland. Rudolf was the beloved brother of surviving siblings Trudy Wüthrich, Vreni Schär, Gottfried (Annalies) Schöni, and Annerös (Hans) Christen, all from Switzerland. He was cherished by his 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He leaves behind extended family and friends in Canada and abroad.
His journey of life took him from Emmental, Switzerland to Russell in 1981, where he fulfilled his lifelong passion for farming.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St. (between Scrivens Drive and the Metcalfe corner), today (Wed., May 10) from 7 to 9 pm, and Thurs., May 11 at 10 am followed by a service in the chapel at 11 am. Interment at North Russell Union Cemetery will follow the service.
Donations to St. Andrew’s United Church in Russell, or Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated.