Rudy Schipper, born February 2, 1938, died at age 77 on April 23, 2015 at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Rudy is survived by his sister Carla Schipper (Jaap Kortenaar) and 3 sons who reside in Holland, one son, Richard, who lives in Lethbridge and 7 grandchildren.
Rudy left his family behind in Holland in 1976 to start a new life in Canada. After settling in Alberta, he found his way to Leduc where he started up his own business in Nisku, R.S. Machine & Manufacturing. He considered everyone at R.S. Machine to be his family and, even though he sold his business in 2010, he still remained the patriarch of this family. Rudy was a very generous man who received a lot of pleasure from helping people in whatever way he could. Rudy had many important friendships and business relationships that he developed over the years all of whom will miss him. While in hospital, he was surrounded by his loving ‘Canadian’ family and was rarely alone.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in his memory. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Cross Cancer who took very good care of Rudy during his stay.