Rudolf (Ruedi) Keusen, 66, died peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta.
He leaves behind his father, Rudolf Keusen; his daughter, Tanya Genevieve Keusen; his sister-in-law Marianne Keusen; his nephew, Adrian Keusen; as well as other friends and extended family members both in Canada and in Switzerland.
Ruedi was born and grew up in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. He spent much of his childhood on family trips to the mountains, skiing, hiking, and happily causing mischief.
Ruedi completed an apprenticeship as a machinist in Bern, Switzerland, thereafter working in various positions both in Switzerland and Canada, including driving trains on mountain railways.
Ruedi enjoyed travel. As a young man he traveled in Northern Africa, spent a year in New Zealand, and participated in a boat journey through the South Pacific. As an adult he moved permanently to British Columbia, Canada.
Ruedi was an accomplished woodworker, and took pride in the pieces he made for himself and others. He loved animals, especially the moose, bear, deer and chipmunks that would visit his property. He was also an avid fisherman. There was no fly fishing story Ruedi would not want to hear or tell. He had a great respect for the natural world, and spent as much time as possible in the backcountry, especially in and near the pristine mountains and rivers of Northwest British Columbia.
Ruedi’s final resting place is the Terrace
Municipal Cemetery, where he may always
be near good fishing on the Skeena River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
in his memory to the food banks
of British Columbia.