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Mr Rolf Czabayski   View service


Mr Rolf Czabayski


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Dearly loved and loving husband of Margaret for 58 years

Cherished and loved father of Dianne and Ralph, and father-in-law of Susan

Devoted and adored grandfather of Alex, Matthew, Sam, Chloe and Harry

Much loved brother to Ute, Petra and Roswitha

His enduring strength, courage, drive and generosity were an inspiration to us all

Now at peace

Forever in our hearts


Due to current Covid restrictions, a Private Funeral will be held

Arrangements have been made with the
Alma Tavern, 66 Magill Road, Norwood (corner of Sydenham Road)
to provide a live-stream web broadcast of Rolf's service
at 10:00am on Tuesday, 30th November 2021.
Following the conclusion of the service,
Rolf's family will join those at the Alma Tavern to celebrate Rolf's life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to
Cancer Council SA, PO Box 929, Unley BC S.A. 5061 (cancersa.org.au)

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"Deepest condolences to Margaret and the Czabayski Family on the passing of Rolf. He was one of Nature's true gentlemen. With warmest wishes, Robyn Muche."
Robyn Muche - Bodo Muche Studio
01st Dec 2021

"We miss our best HIBT pertoner."
Takeo Izawa
01st Dec 2021

"Our sincere condolences to Rolfs family.
With the help of Chris Stone in Port Lincoln , Birgitta and I had the opportunity to have the fishing trip of our life together with Rolf on the 30th of November 1990.
We had an excellent time aboard Calypso, with many good laughs, good eating and drinking and and especially catching a Great White weighing 882 kilo. Really exciting.
He realized my dream.
I wish we could have had another beer together, Rolf.
Rest In Peace Rolf!
Malte Åström Birgitta Wall, Lund Sweden."
Malte Åström Birgitta Wall, Sweden
30th Nov 2021

"Our sincere condolences to Rolfs family and he will be missed by all who knew him. I met Rolf at Lizard Island in the 80's and we became great friends. I spent many wonderful times with Rolf in Kona, Hawaii and Port Lincoln and my partner Julie loved Rolfs humor and warm heart. We too will miss you mate. John Ashley & Julie Smith."
John Ashley
30th Nov 2021

"To Dear Margaret, Dianne, Ralph & Susan & your families.
Please accept our sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time…Rolf will be remembered by us always as being a happy, jovial man with a character that we will never forget! We can still hear him saying…. “Unbelievable!”
May you Rest In Peace Rolf …
With our love Greg & Donna Gilbert xo"
Greg & Donna Gilbert
30th Nov 2021

"Dear Margaret, Ralph, Dianne and Family,
Our sincere condolences.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Rolf in Hawaii and Australia, he was a true character and will be missed.
Rest In Peace Rolf."
Brad & Jennelle Bobbermien
30th Nov 2021

"You will be sadly missed Rolf it was a honour knowing you and a privilege fishing with such a legend.
Tight lines
Jerry Burtt
30th Nov 2021

"My sincere condolences at the sad loss of such a fun loving character who gave so much to Port Lincoln .sadly missed by all who knew him .
Schlaft Gut Rolfe."
Pamela Besold
30th Nov 2021

"Dearest Disey, Andrew and Chloe and family.
So sorry for your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you. May your lovely Dad be at peace and smiling down upon you all.
Lots of love
Di, Kevin, Indigo and Harrison.
Di Newbery-Woolfe
29th Nov 2021

"My sincere condolences to Rolf's family and friends. I will miss Rolf's enthusiasm for life. RIP Rolf."
Grant Hancock
29th Nov 2021

"Margaret, Ralph, Diane and family are love and friendship is with you at this time. Rolfie and a few others took us under their wing and taught us game fishing. I'll be forever grateful for that. We will.miss his smiling face, advice, urgent phone calls and laughs. As we say in NZ Kia Kaha, stay strong.
RIP Rolfie now fishing with the greats.
Tracey and Kevin Tito
29th Nov 2021

"Dear Margaret, Ralph, Dianne and family,
Sending our sincere condolences at the sad time. Rolf was an amazing friend to our family and we have fond memories of him. He is now up there with dad, no doubt creating havoc.
Rest in peace Rolf.
Sending lots of love,
Theresa, Craig, Alex and Nicholas Williams and Lorraine Sennar"
Theresa Williams
29th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Ralph and family,
I am so sorry that Rolf is no longer with us. He has been such a generous support to our family. I will miss his chats about fishing and his enthusiasm for the sport. Thinking of you all.
Jane Allen"
Jane Allen
29th Nov 2021

"Ke Akua"
Katie & Paul Burke
29th Nov 2021

"Hi Ralph,
All the members of the Old South Marlin Club loved Rolf. You two guys were always so much fun. He was a real character and will really be missed !!
Please pass this along to your family.
Warmest regards !!"
Lupton Pittman
29th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Ralph, Dianne and family,
Our sincere condolences.
Rolf was an absolutely amazing man, whom welcomed all of our family into his life to share fond memories and create life long friendships with. A true visionary and icon in Game Fishing.
The cheeky grin and fishing tales will never be forgotten and we are blessed to have had the opportunity to have known such an inspirational man.
Rest In Peace,"
James & Jim Theodore
29th Nov 2021

"Our most sincere condolences to all of Rolf's relations. Our association with Rolf is a long one as we are associated with many of the facets of Game Fishing and that association brought us into close contact in several locations both Nationally and Internationally.
Rolf always presented himself as the real Ambassador in all he did. His outstanding greeting on every occasion was real and sincere.
In our thoughts always, Albert and Pauline."
Albert and Pauline Threadingham
29th Nov 2021

"First met Rolf in 1985 on a game fishing club tournament at Port Lincoln, and to me he was a larger than life legend that I had read so many stories about. What transpired from that moment turned into a 36 year friendship that encompassed fishing, partying, laughing and becoming life long friends. Rolf was alway the one with a smile, he faced life full on and burnt the candle at both ends. He was a sportsman, a champion, and gentleman, an inspiration to those around him and a mentor. I shall miss his sense of humor, his infectious smile, in latter years he was one of our Wednesday lunch crew of oldies that just enjoyed the day with hours spent reminiscing over a Bacardi and a beer.
His generosity was only eclipsed with his love for life and family. I cherish the years that I got to spend with him, and his passing has left a hole in all our hearts that can never be filled. He fought the fight of his life and went out as proud as he lived. May you Rest In Peace old mate."
Mick Heasman
28th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Ralph, Dianne, and family
It has been a pleasure to have known Rolf for over 30 years. Rolf always bright and smiling, especially after a good catch of whiting.
We will miss him dearly,
Sincere Condolences, our thoughts and prayers are
with you during this sad time.
Vjeko and Truus"
Vjeko and Truus Valcic
26th Nov 2021

"Dear Rolf,
I first met you in the the 1960's when you arrived from East Berlin to start a new life in Australia. You began working as an Electrician on SAHT group building sites. You had nothing but the will to succeed. By shear hard work and determination you established a very successful business. I have great admiration and respect for you and your achievements in life. You are a beacon for the next generations! Rest in Peace.
Sincerest condolences to Margaret and family from
Aivars and Mara Lidums"
Aivars Lidums
24th Nov 2021

"Never met Rolf but enjoyed waching tracking white sharks on cd, Rip Rolf."
Graham Arnold
23rd Nov 2021

"Farewell dear neighbour. We will miss you & the melodic tones of your Ferrari that alerted us you were home with stories of the sea. Our condolences to Margaret & Family."
Stavros & Tina Pippos
23rd Nov 2021

"Condolences to Margaret, Dianne, Ralph and Susan and grandchildren
Rest in Peace Rolfy
You will be missed by all
Joan Calvert and Karen Oates
Joan Calvert
23rd Nov 2021

"Rolfy, you were always a bright star in everyone’s lives. You taught me so much at sea and I have so many good memories that I will never forget. You will be sadly missed, Rest In Peace mate, tight lines forever."
Christopher Earle
23rd Nov 2021

"Rest In Peace Rolphy, my sincerest condolences to the family."
Chris Redin
22nd Nov 2021

""Rolfy" your shining light and colorful character will be missed by all that you touched. Our Sincerest condolences to Margaret, Ralph, Dianne, Suzie and family
R.I.P Rolf

Love and respect
Merv, Kim, Dylan, Axel and The Ferrari Club South Australian Chapter"
Merv Davies
22nd Nov 2021

"Dear Margaret and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of Rolf. Trevor really enjoyed being on the GFC committee with him and of course loved all the fishing tournaments that they participated in. Sending lots of love to all of you
Dianne Rule"
Dianne Rule
21st Nov 2021

"An honour to know you most of my life.
I will miss you Rolfy
Sincerest condolences to Margaret and Family."
Davide Caruso
21st Nov 2021

"The memories we made and hold on to shall serve as a reminder for how blessed we were to have Rolf in our lives.
Sincerest Condolences to Ralph and family."
Mick Dawe
21st Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Dianne, Ralph and Families.
Sincerest Condolences on the sad passing of Rolf. You were wonderful friends and neighbors in Osborne Street. You gave my brother Greg an apprenticeship straight from school, and made him one of the best Electricians going. He had the utmost respect for you. You were very special friends to Mum and Dad for many years. What you did for Greg's funeral with all your staff attending was also very special. As Dad would have said - RIP little Rolfy from the Creber Family."
Gery Creber
21st Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Dianne, Ralph and family
Our Sympathy in the sad loss of Rolf
Spent many hours enjoying all of his fishing stories
Thinking of you with love.
Jim and Glenda Smyth"
Jim Smyth
21st Nov 2021

"You were so excited when I told you about a new marina project coming to Port Lincoln and you built the first and many houses in it. We shared a common bond of big game fishing for many years and shared some fabulous times at sea. Your passion for fishing will be your legacy. Save a spot for me on the eternal boat trip. Bye bye mate from the Stone family."
Chris & Christine Darrin and Caroline Stone
20th Nov 2021

"We are so sorry for your sad loss, to Margaret, Dianne and Ralph and families, our deepest sympathy."
Pauline and Noel Nietz
20th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Ralph, Dianne and family. I will always remember Rolf's humorous and energetic attitude when he played 8-Ball with the boys on Thursday nights. He was always so positive with his shots and never one to play safely. I am sure that he applied these same personality traits to all the other aspects of his life.
He will be sadly missed.
Sincere condolences and kindest regards,"
John Holyoak
20th Nov 2021

"To Margaret and family,
My sincerest condolences, prayers and love to you all at this very sad time.
Will always be remembered, sadly missed.
Love Lisa Perre"
Lisa Perre
20th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Ralph, Dianne and family. A sad loss, he was a great mate and a great part of my life. My thoughts are with you. He is out of pain and will be remembered by all. Rest In Peace mate."
John Werner
20th Nov 2021

"To Ralph and family
So sorry to hear of Rolf’s passing
He will be up there chasing the biggest fish in heaven
All our love Gordon and Shirley❤️❤️"
Gordon and Shirley Samarzia
20th Nov 2021

"To Margaret, Dianne, Ralph and family
So sad that Rolf is no longer with us, his enthusiasm for life, family and his passion for Game Fishing and boating was unique.
He will be sadly missed by many.
Rest In Peace mate."
Frank & Diane Bamford
20th Nov 2021

"Dear Rolf, my friend of 60 years Bozena and I we will miss you a lot especially the free -spirited and visionary nature of yours. I miss terribly our adventures on the boat, laughter, Bacardi and Coke. Your humor and zest for life was an inspiration to all. We cant believe that you are no more, you are in our hearts forever"
Sergio and Bozena Roccatti
19th Nov 2021

"Rest In Peace my friend tight lines forever more.
Doug and Lorraine Sanderson"
Doug Sanderson
19th Nov 2021