It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Rolf Dusmann, 85, of Youbou, BC. Rolf died peacefully at the Cowichan District Hospital, in Duncan B.C., in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2012.
Leaving behind his loving wife June Dusmann, Rolf was pre-deceased by son Hans Dusmann, of Germany. He is survived by: daughter Sigred (Gunther) Otto of Germany; daughter-in-law Karin Dusmann of Germany (grandson Marc (Bianca)); daughter Didi Walker of Hope, BC (grandchildren Chris, Dale and Ivory (Terry), great-grandchildren Bryce and Nathan); daughter Cori Dusmann of Victoria, BC (grandson Xander); and son Terry Dusmann of Vancouver, BC.
Born in Breman, Germany, Jan 1, 1927, Rolf moved to Canada in 1951. After many years working in mines across central and eastern Canada, he moved to BC in 1963, where he became involved in construction, working as a project manager in the pipe laying industry. With a work ethic all could aspire to, Rolf enjoyed the challenges and rewards of his career, coming out of retirement to supervise local job sites as recently as his late 70’s.
Having a fierce love of music, especially jazz, Rolf loved to dance and socialize. He also took pride in his winemaking, generously sharing with all. A country boy at heart, he loved being outdoors, enjoying both the grandeur of nature as well as the tranquility of June’s garden.
He will be much missed by all of us, and we will hold his memory in our hearts always.
In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated if donations were made to Cowichan District Hospital Foundation.
There will be no memorial service by Rolf’s request. A celebration of his life will be held for friends and family in the summer of 2013.