July 14, 1930 – June 30, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Wilfried Hermann Schnabel, aged 92, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022.
He is predeceased by brothers Hans and Immo and his sister Dietel. Wilf was born in Oborniki, Germany (now part of Poland) on July 14th, 1930. His family fled to the West at the end of the Second World War. Wilf settled in Augsburg, where he worked as a stonemason.
He emigrated to Saskatchewan in the early 1950s and then to Langley. He married Ida Metcalfe in 1957 and helped raise her two children, Terry and Carol. He was a fine craftsman and made many renovations to their home. He worked as a carpenter and retired in 1995. Ida and Wilf enjoyed travelling and made many trips to Europe, as well as the USA and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
He enjoyed the visits of his many nieces and nephews, bringing out the “toys” for them. Ida died in 2013. Wilf married Gertrud Wagner in 2017. Wilf was always young – he never let age or broken bones stop him from going onto the roof or trimming trees.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Aldergrove Legion at 2:00 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 – which would have been his 92nd birthday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley. Further information can be found at arbutusfuneralservice.ca.
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