Cecil (Cec) Elmer Wolfe passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 18, at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton Alberta at the age of 87 years.
The youngest of nine children, Cecil was born on October 9, 1933 in Vilna, AB to Annie and Elmer Wolfe. Shortly after his birth the family moved to the High Prairie area, then in 1936 the family settled on a farm in Salt Prairie.
In 1960 Cecil married Florence Rivard of High Prairie. They were blessed with two children, Clinton Wolfe of Edmonton and Shaunna Olson (Wolfe) of Leduc. Cecil moved the family to Trail, BC in the summer of 1967. Initially he was employed as a Uke truck driver for the Red Mountain Mines and then in the 1970’s he worked as a control operator for Teck Cominco in the sulfate plant, until his retirement in 1995.
Cecil’s passions were horses and hockey. In his younger years he enjoyed raising and training horses. He could be found at gymkhana and rodeo events whenever he had free time. And Saturday evenings in the Wolfe household the TV was reserved for “Hockey Night in Canada”. In the 80’s he jumped on the Oilers band wagon and never jumped off. An avid fan until the end.
When Cecil retired in 1995, he moved from his home in Trail, BC to be closer to his children. In 2009, Cecil met the love of his life, Donna Krause. With Donna came an extended family that Cecil took under his wing. Sons, Robert and Sean; grandsons Alex Wilson (Tiana) and Brett Wilson (Elaine) and great-grandchildren Natalie, Phineas (wild man), and Odin. They spent eleven wonderful years together
Cecil will be dearly missed by his wife Donna Krause, son Clinton Wolfe and partner Tony McCallum, daughter Shaunna Olson and husband, Randy Olson. Also left to grieve is his only remaining sibling, sister Gwen Cuthbert (Wolfe).
Cecil was pre-deceased by his brothers Gordon, Harry & Lawrence and sisters Vera, Beatrice, Hazel & June.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a service and memorial will not be held until July 10, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Cecil’s favorite charitable organization, The Salvation Army, would be appreciated.
Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688