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ADOLF EDGAR WESSENDORF (published on May 23, 2009)



ADOLF EDGAR WESSENDORF September 2, 1928 - May 16, 2009 It is with heavy hearts, that the family announces that after a brief illness, Adolf passed away at 80 years of age. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he immigrated to Canada in 1971. He met Margaret, his wife, while she was traveling throughout Europe. They married in 1969. Upon arriving in Winnipeg, he was employed within three days at the Fort Garry Hotel. In 1974, he started with the Winnipeg School Division #1, and for the last 23 years has been Head Caretaker at Queenston School. Next to his family, he loved gardening, the students and his gold Beetle. When asked why he was still working at his age, his reply was He loved watching plants and children grow. Adolf was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Lina; siblings, Rudy, Herbert and Ruth. He is survived by his wife Margaret; daughter Lisa (Darryl) Friesen; sons, Eric and Greg, and nephews, Claus and Peter in Hamburg. A memorial service celebrating Adolf's life will take place Saturday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler at Henderson Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Heritage Fund of Winnipeg School Division. In Memory of Adolf Wessendorf Re: Queenston School, or a charity of your choice.


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