1923 — 2002
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ferdinand Wolf on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at the age of 79 years.
He will always be remembered, cherished and very much missed by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Franceska; children, Hildegard (Jim Dehoff) Shearer, Elisabeth (Larry) Hill, Rainer (Val) Wolf, Margarete (Ric) Hanna, Michael Wolf, Catherine (Warren) Toso, Joseph (Kim) Wolf and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his Aunt Hade and cousin Grete of Germany.
Fred was predeceased by his mother Emily Behr, his father Ferdinand Wolf, stepmother Augusta Wolf, son Curtis William Wolf and grandson David Joseph Joneson.
Fred was born in Sudetenland on April 16, 1923. He bravely served in World War II. After the war he returned to Germany, met Frances Boeckle and they married on Nov. 20, 1949.
Together with their three eldest children, they moved to the U.S. in November, 1954, where the rest of their children were born. They moved to Canada in 1970, finally settling in Blue River, B.C.
He will be remembered for his love of family, of master carpentry, and of the great outdoors. Fred was a woodworking artist who designed and built many things but especially enjoyed creating canoes.
Many people benefited from his extreme generosity with his woodworking talent.
Fred also loved to spend time hiking, fishing, and picking berries.
Father Louis Hoffart officiated at the mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002 in Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, Blue River, B.C.
Interment followed at the Blue River Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 685 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3 in memory of Ferdinand would be appreciated.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the Red Cross Outpost, and all the friends in Blue River for their care and concern.