GRAFFUNDER – Wendy Hedwig
October 9, 1964 – July 4, 2008
Wendy Graffunder, beloved wife of Frank Wolever of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2008 at the age of 43 years.
Wendy was born in Kamloops, B.C. She grew up on the family ranch with mom Solveig, dad Alfred, Linda, Bernie, Hilda, and her twin brother George. Wendy came to Calgary from Vavenby, B.C. to attend the Alberta Bible College, and met her husband Frank in 1986. She attended the University of Calgary and graduated from McGill University in Montreal with her teaching degree.
She loved the mountains and travels, with an engagement proposal at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and trips to Asia, India, Turkey and other exotic places. She was a full life and business partner to Frank, with fun and adventures for twenty-two years.
Her life’s greatest accomplishment is the raising of three wonderful children – daughter Cayla, and twins, Brinton and Riley. She attended Oak Park Church, worked as a part-time teacher and administrator at Menno Simons School, where her children attended for five years.
She left us peacefully, surrounded by friends and family after a sudden and brief battle with brain cancer, an enemy that could not be overcome. Our family has a new guardian angel, and her work is not finished.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, July 7, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Park Church Of Christ (11263 Oakfield Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Free the Children, 233 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2L2 Telephone: 1.416.925.5894, website www.freethechildren.com.
In living memory of Wendy Graffunder, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.