McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

HOOGWERF, Willem (Wim) Cornelis

June 24, 1928 – Pernis Suud Holland,  The Netherlands

November 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Dearly cherished and loved, Willem (Wim) Cornelis Hoogwerf passed away on November 16, 2018 at the age of 90 years. He is now safely beside his wife of 64 years, Anny, who passed away in 2014.

Proud father of Sara (Gary), Leo (Lory), Rosemary (Ken) and Robin, loving grandfather to Mark (Jody), Sean (Amy), Daniel, Caitlin, Stacey (Ryan), Steven, and Jessica and great-grandfather to Mackenzie, Talon, Thys and Madeline. After surviving WWII he and Anny, married in 1950, bravely immigrated to Canada in 1951 to begin a new life. Wim was a skilled metalworker who worked at the Hartell Refinery in the mid 1950s to early 1960s and once moving to Calgary in 1965 worked at S.J. Thompson’s Truck Equipment, Matt’s Manufacturing, Computalog and Raffin Electric. Always creating, he was the original “MacGyver”, making tools and finding practical solutions using the materials he had on hand. As well as being a talented craftsman he enjoyed creating metal sculptures, painting, leatherwork and lapidary. His deep love of nature was shared and instilled in all his children. He never took any day for granted and felt blessed to enjoy all the small wonders that the Good Lord provided. In retirement he gained prowess as a skilled carpet bowler with the Heritage Seniors and Horton Legion leagues. He was a proud Canadian but he also taught us much about his Dutch roots and was even shyly proud of his accent. Our father was a man who was a wealth of knowledge, with a deep work ethic who always did for others because it was the right thing to do.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Please dress “Mountain Casual”. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Wim Hoogwerf, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

Offer Condolence for the family of HOOGWERF, Willem (Wim) Cornelis

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Rhonda Schroeder :

    Robin and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. A long life well lived; though age has no bearing when it comes to the hole in our hearts when they leave this earth.
    Our thoughts are with you. Rhonda and Dean Schroeder

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Dear Sara, Gary and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your father and grandfather’s passing. May the memories you shared and the love your feel bring you comfort. Dads are very special.

    Donna & Gord Braun

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Sharleen Mcmillan :

    My condolences to Wims family and friends I did not know Wim for very long but the time I did he was a friend I bowled with Wim at Horton Legion he was always a pleasure to be around he will be greatly missed and he was a great bowler RIP my friend.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Ted & Lilian Heynen :

    We are saddened to hear of Wim’s passing. He was a man of honesty, integrity along with a good sense of humour. We offer our sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time and hope that they take solace in knowing that Mom and Dad are together once again.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. I am so sad to hear of your Dad’s/Opa’s passing. It was a pleasure to get to know him. May the memories you have be with you forever and bring you comfort. Bless you all.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Dear Robin

    On behalf of all of us at the Calgary Public Library Foundation, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. We hope that you and your family will find comfort in happy memories of the times you spent together.

    Ellen Humphrey

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Sara, Leo, Rosemary, and Robin…..we are so sorry for your loss. Life is so fragile and so very precious…..you all have a
    lifetime of very special memories to look back on. As the
    grief and saddness of today fade-away, those memories will
    become so very special.
    Thinking of you today, Ann & Wayne

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  8. Sorry to read about the loss of your Dad. I had the pleasure of working with him at S.J. Thompson & at Matt Manufactuing in the late 70s & 80s. A real good workmate to me.The obituary tells the story of how I remembered him.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  9. Sara and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your families loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
    The loss of a parent is difficult. May the many memories you have created live on and know that his legacy continues with your family.
    Smile when you think of him and remember him always.
    Alan Lawrence

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*

Please note: Your condolences will go to our moderator for approval and once approved will be published to this page. In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *