Gertrud (Trudi) Koller

Gertrud (Trudi) Koller

April 26, 1941 to June 29 2013

Trudi Koller passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of Saturday, June 29, 2013 after courageously battling cancer. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Trudi was 72 years old.

Trudi Koller was born in Switzerland on April 26, 1941. She immigrated from Switzerland to Canada in September 1966. Trudi was married to John Koller on Feb. 9, 1967; they were married 46 years and had three children.

Trudi was very involved in the LDS church, the Smithers Swiss Club, and with their family greenhouse business. She loved people, and was cherished by her family and all those that knew her. She was devoted to her family and to helping others. Trudi loved reading, cooking, watching movies, gardening, flowers, herbs, and healthful remedies. She was hard working, a captivating storyteller with an infectious laugh, and a woman of great faith. Trudi enjoyed being able to take several trips to Switzerland during her later years. She is loved by so many people and her wonderful spirit of kindness and charity will be remembered forever. We love you Trudi!

Trudi is survived by her husband Johann (John) Emil Koller of Smithers, B.C.; brother Walter Jr. and his wife Lottie Wyss; brother Andreas and his wife Esther Wyss of Switzerland; sister Elfriede Wyss of Germany; daughter Angela Koller of Smithers, B.C., daughter Renata and her husband Paul Cooper and their children Lexi, Blake and Chase of Calgary, AB; son Andy and his wife Ingrid Koller and their children Emily, Evan, Caleb and Avery of Calgary, AB. Trudi is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Wyss Sr. and Ida Martha Wyss of Switzerland.

A memorial service celebrating Trudi’s life was held July 5th, 2013.

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