August 23, 1980 – October 17, 2022
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our dear son Trevor Lee Rudolph, 42 years young who went to be with our Lord on October 17, 2022 at Vancouver General Hospital.
Trevor was born in Chilliwack General Hospital on August 23, 1980 to proud parents, Lori and Elmar Rudolph , Trevor soon found his infectious little smile could turn grandma and grandpa Rudolph and Hantelman into butter and was spoiled to no end.
He grew up on the farm with his moms’ horses, dogs and cats, he loved the Weimaraner’s to death.
Trevor never was much for school, he went and managed to get by, but that did not mean he was not smart. He could figure out things, fix things he broke and if that did not work, “hey Dad, can you fix this?”
Once Trevor finished school he stepped into the family construction business, being the third generation to run the operation. He traveled all over Canada from BC to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and even as far as Nova Scotia building world class skateboard parks in some of the country’s largest cities. His reputation as a detailed builder is still talked about today. His mark can be seen on all three Chilliwack Skate Parks including the Landing Spray Park. He took great care on every project he tackled, big or small, they were all important to him and his business. He cared for the people who worked with him, his exceptional crew, his trade partners and suppliers who all enjoyed working with Trevor.
Trevor was a very proud and dedicated father. Katelyn was a straight A student though out her entire school years, the kind of information he loved to brag about. Trevor and Katelyn shared many good times together, bi-weekly pedicures and manicures, and an upcoming trip to Mexico.
Trevor loved life, he traveled all over Canada, to Thailand, many trips to Mexico and the USA. He could laugh and make friends with almost anyone. He worked hard, played hard and had a love for his friends which was unconditional. He would bring you flowers if you were down or a sandwich for lunch.
He bought and then renovated his home into a palace, he built in the best of everything, from lighted toilets to wood burning fireplaces and concrete countertops, which he built himself.
Trevor loved his Mom so much, she was his go-to ears when he need consoling, he built a beautiful suite for her and Chris so he could be close to her and share his home.
Never to be out done, he bought his dream car, black of course, convertible of course, 5 liter Mustang which he spit and polished til the paint came off. Trevor and his Dad planned to ride down the Baja on motorcycles, so again one-up on the old man, he bought a beautiful Harley Davidson for the trip.
Trevor had finally found Sara, they planned to get married and have a family, he was finally going to settle down, something his Dad had wished for him for a long time.
Trevor will be sorely missed by all that knew him, his smile, his wit, his charm, his love for his family. His dad was never as proud of anyone as he was of his dear son.
Trevor is survived by his daughter Katelyn Gafka , his mother Lori and step-dad Chris Eaton, his step-mom Sandra Bailey and his dad Elmar Rudolph, step-sisters Nicole and Britney, his aunt Christine and cousins Jon, Mike and Andrea.
A private family gathering at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with a celebration of life to be held on Saturday, November 5th, from 1-3:30pm at the Chilliwack Curling Club, 45550 Spadina Ave.