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LINDNER, Wolfgang A.F.

July 28, 1930 – Iserlohn, Germany
May 30, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Wolfgang (Wilf) A. F. Lindner left the cares of this world on May 30, 2014 to a new adventure in the life hereafter.

Wolfgang was born in Iserlohn, Germany, a city which was in his heart always. He is survived by his nephew in Germany and will be greatly missed by his foster son, his friend, his companion, Albert Tegart, who was the centre of his life for 38 years. Despite many struggles he thought his life had been blessed beyond expectations. Due to family turmoil and war, his education stalled at the grade six level, but he made the most of the talents given him. Subsequent to the war he became an advocate of social justice and until his immigration to Canada was active in the Socialist Party of Germany. While coming to Canada was thought to be an “adventure” for a number of years, he never regretted his decision to remain on a permanent basis. He made the best of every opportunity and tried to prove that the lack of an education should not hinder one from advancement.

He became a farm labourer on arrival, then a construction labourer and quickly learned to be a bricklayer. He went north to be a mine labourer and advanced to the position of carpenter. He was a warehouse worker, sold pots and pans from house to house, was a truck driver, security guard, private detective, aluminum smelter worker, accountant, warehouse manager and management analyst. He started a career with the Federal Government as an immigration officer at Coutts, Alberta and within eighteen months became manager. He moved to Calgary and then Regina as the Manager of the Immigration Centre in Regina. He then served the Immigration Department as manager of the Calgary office for ten years prior to his retirement. Wolfgang never asked more of anyone working with him than he would expect of himself. He cherished the many friends who allowed him to share their lives with him. Wolfgang loved his home and enjoyed to cook and entertain. Many mementoes in his home showed his love of travel.

Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Wolfgang’s life in the Reception Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Wolfgang Lindner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Bill & Donna O'Connor :

    It was with great sadness that we leaned of the recent passing of Wilf.

    Although his health in recent years was a concern he always maintained a positive outlook, enjoyed meeting people and travelling. Wilf’s many friends & colleagues will long remember his years with Immigration Canada and his contributions to the Immigration program in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan cannot be understated.

    Our sincere condolences to Wilf’s family & loved ones and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

    Bill & Donna O’Connor

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  2. Brenda Weir :

    We are so very, very sad to learn of Wilf’s passing. He was a wonderful gentleman, so kind and generous to us. His regular visits to Gary were much appreciated. I enjoyed to getting to know him and learning about his extraordinary life during these visits. We will miss him. Our sympathies to Wilf’s family.
    Gary, Brenda, Christine, Jeffrey,Steven and Brooke, and Richard

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