July 5, 1934 – Bad Worishofen, Germany
July 10, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Dear Father and Grandpa Adolf Voelk, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Adolf was born in Germany during very difficult times, these experiences gave Adolf the determination and fortitude to immigrate to Canada in 1957 to begin a new life as a young man. He worked as a carpenter and soon was a Superintendent on many large projects throughout Calgary. He married Sophie Sirch in 1961 and began their family and life together, sadly Sophie passed away in 1999. Adolf was a good man and those who knew him loved to be with him to share a laugh, a story and good times. He was a member and past President of the Bearspaw Lions Club, he enjoyed traveling, but most of all he loved his home in Bearspaw. We were Blessed to have our family together to celebrate Dad’s 80th birthday at the Fairmont Resort, it was truly a wonderful time.
Adolf is survived by two sons and daughter-in laws, Peter and Cheryl Voelk and Robert and Wendy Voelk and his daughter Christine Forigo, all of Calgary; as well as seven grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Alexa, Ava, Marcus, Katherine and Brock whom he cherished. Adolf is survived by Donna Pfiefer his long time companion. Also his dear life long friends Hank, Lydia and Rob Jobst.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface German Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road N.W.) on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Adolf Voelk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences