Gertrude “Trudi” Hanna Schibli was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland on April 26, 1926. After immigrating to Canada as a young woman, she met the love of her life, Louis. They were married on September 5, 1950 and together they lived in Smithers actively involved in the lives of their large, loving family and numerous friends. On August 11th, 2014, Trudi passed peacefully in Surrey, B.C., where she spent her last golden years, enjoying the company of her daughters and extended family. She is survived by her husband Louis, her children George (Rose), Margareth (John), Irene (Joe), John (Jo-Anne), Mary Jane (Allan), Andrew (Donna), Robert (Ariane), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by many, and will be forever remembered by all of those who had the honour of being a part of her positive life.
A funeral was held in Surrey, British Columbia on August 14th 2014. A memorial is to follow in Smithers BC, at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers a donation to the CNIB would be appreciated.
Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.