Harold Poffenroth, of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Intercare Chinook Care Centre on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Harold was born on April 4, 1924 at the General Hospital in Calgary. He was the only son of Henry Charles Poffenroth and Mary Kromm. Harold’s father emigrated from Russia in 1912 and homesteaded in the DeWinton area. On December 1, 1945 Harold married his beloved wife Bernice (Babe) Goettler and together they carried on the tradition of farming on his parent’s land. They later continued farming in the Gladys Ridge area. The family retired into city life in Calgary choosing the community of Kingsland in the 1960’s. Harold had a love for roses that still bloom today for the Kingsland residents that he befriended over the years. He was a simple man, with strong values.
Harold will be sadly missed by his family, Dennis and Mary of NB, Brian and Cheryl of Calgary, Garry of Red Deer, Gail and Terry Glascock of SK; grandchildren; Kim, Kelly, Laura, Amy, Krista, Trevor, Joseph and Jason and by three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Bernice, on May 6, 2005.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you goes out to all of the staff and doctors at the Intercare Chinook Care Centre where both Harold and his wife Bernice spent their remaining senior years. They were both well loved and cared for by everyone there.
In living memory of Harold Poffenroth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences