Franz Gerhart Julius Kipke, beloved husband of Helga Kipke, of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the age of 70 years.
Franz was born on August 9, 1934 in Meonchengladbach, Germany. He immigrated to Toronto in 1957 and later came to Calgary. Franz married Helga on May 6, 1962. He worked as a carpenter at many places in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Franz enjoyed playing golf, and pool as well as hiking and staying fit. He loved to be with his family and in the company of friends.
Besides his loving wife Helga, Franz is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Joanne Kipke, Herbert Kipke and Ronida Clarke; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Kipke and Tom Alex, all of Calgary; two grandchildren, Jessie and Carl Kipke. He is also survived by three sisters, Liesel Schroder, Leni Karlhart, and Wielma (Heinierich) Schroder; and two brothers, Julius (Kathy) Kipke and Hubert (Agnes) Kipke; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of Franz Kipke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences