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STEPPER, Rudolf (Rudy)

January 28, 1930 – April 12, 2013

Rudy Stepper, beloved husband of Erna Stepper of Calgary, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Rudy was born in Beresina, Romania and immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1953. He founded what is now Stepper Custom Homes in 1956. Rudy was a man of great faith and integrity. He was hard working and committed to his family. Rudy was an inspiration to many. His vision and leadership created a business built on faith, high moral standards and commitment to doing things right. Rudy inspired his family to build on what he had created and grow the business into what it is today.

Rudy is survived by his children, Rose and Marlowe Janke, Harry and Eva Stepper and Sylvia and Brenton Cox; seven grandchildren, Alison Janke, Christen and Justin Laycock, Chuck and Jackie Stepper, Melissa and Paul-Michael Holub, Jeremy Stepper, Jillian Cox and Natalie Cox; and five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives in Canada and Germany. He was predeceased by three sisters, three brothers and a brother-in-law.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Graveside Services will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Rudy’s Life will be held at Centre Street Church “Central Campus” (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to Centre Street Church Development Fund (3900-2nd Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 9C1) or Stepper Foundation “El Salvador Project” (101, 120 Country Hills Landing N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3K 5P3 Attn: Christen)

In living memory of Rudolf Stepper, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Linda McKendry (Gamble) :

    Dear Mrs. Stepper and family, I know that Mom and Dad, John and Lydia Gamble will be enjoying Rudy’s heavenly welcome since they went home in the last few months.

    We sorrow not as those who have no hope. Rudy was a wonderful friend to my parents and to our family. He was highly respected by the Gambles and appreciated in so many ways.

    God Bless and comfort you by the presence of the Holy Spirit…

    Love ‘n Prayers ‘n Shalom,

    Linda McKendry (Gamble) and family.

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  2. To Harry and Eva and all the Stepper family, so sorry to see that your father had passed away. My sympathy to all your family.

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  3. Maxine Gibson :

    My sincere sympathy. God Bless you all at this time of sorrow. Peace be with you.
    Regards, Maxine

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  4. Liz and Larry Albrecht :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May a life full of memories and the faith you were raised in carry you through this difficult time.

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  5. Sincere sympathy to the Stepper Family. Rudy was a first class gentleman .

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  6. Gary Ashmore :

    I am so sorry to hear of Rudy’s passing. He was a true inspiration to all and through his ingenuity, integrity and focus presented a great example for everyone to live by. His life is one to be celebrated. Once again, my sympathy to family. I know you will miss him.

    Regards,
    Gary Ashmore

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  7. Val Figliuzzi :

    Dear Harry, Eva and Family
    My deepest sympathy during the loss of your father and grandfather. Although I never met him he sounded like a wonderful person who clearly will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
    Take care and thinking of you

    Val

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  8. Jennifer Goldade :

    May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. My thoughts will be with you.

    Jennifer

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  9. Joyce Morrison :

    Sending Love & Prayers to all your family at this very difficult time.

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  10. Mario Sofocleous :

    My sincere condolences to all the Stepper family, may God comfort you at this difficult time.
    Mario Sofocleous, Acrosstown & Country Movers Limited

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  11. Our sincere condolences to the Stepper family on the passing of Rudy. Our families have known each other for many years. We will miss Rudy’s ready smile and hearty handshake. His presence will be greatly missed. May God grant you His peace and comfort.
    Love and prayers, Ed and Jean Tetz

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  12. Conrad and Kelly Janssen :

    To all the Stepper family our condolences to you on Rudy’s passing. We pray that our Great God of comfort walks with you through these days.

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  13. Rubydale Asphalt Works. :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.

    Warm regards,
    Management & Staff of Rubydale Asphalt Works Ltd.

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  14. Rudy Stepper was a man that stood out above the rest. Working for him was an experience I’ll always remember. He would drive by the construction site most days and tell us ” keep rolling there’s lots for you to do.” Rudy was stern but reasonable, he was one of the best business men and building companies to do work for, when I operated in Calgary.
    My condolences to the Stepper family, for their loss of a great father and friend.

    Dallas Poitras Poitras and Sons Construction Ltd.

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  15. Irmgard und Michael Hauer :

    Hallo ihr Lieben,

    wir haben den Tod von Onkel Rudy nur durch eine Nachricht von unserer Verwandschaft erfahren. Leider jetzt erst.

    Wir sprechen oft von unserem Besuch bei euch in den 80er Jahren. Irmgards Vater, Hugo Nill, war damals auch in Canada. Leider ist er auch vor sieben Jahren verstorben. Seine Frau Martha lebt noch und sie ist noch bester Gesundheit im Alter von 92.

    Unser Mitgefühl gilt seiner Frau Erna und seiner gesamten Familie.

    Irmgard und Michael Hauer und im Namen von Martha Nill

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