Herbert Oppl, beloved husband of Helga Oppl and father of Stephen Oppl of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2005 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 67 years.
Herbert was born on November 29, 1937 into a loving family in Schweinfurt, Germany. He met the love of his life, Helga in 1959 and they married in August 1960. Having a sense of adventure they decided to go to Canada for a few years, traveling with friends by ship, arriving in Canada in 1964. Like so many people before them, they quickly found out that once you live in this beautiful country for a while there is no turning back. After the arrival of their son Stephen in July 1966, they realized this was definitely their new home. Herbert lived his life in a most dignified and classy way. He was one of the true gentleman. He was loved and respected by not only his family and friends, but also his neighbours, colleagues and anyone lucky enough to have known him.
Besides his loving wife Helga, Herbert is survived by his son Stephen Oppl of Calgary. He is also survived by his brothers, sisters, many nieces, nephews, and extended family, all in Germany. Herbert was predeceased by his parents Betty and Max.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at the Foothills Medical Centre for the care and compassion shown to our family. 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 Herbert Oppl, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences