Date of Birth: August 3, 1927
Date of Death: January 8, 2013
Steve Wolf, at the age of 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at his home in Whitewood, Saskatchewan. Steve was predeceased by his sons Jason Lee (in infancy) and Emery Lloyd. Leaving to mourn is his loving wife of 51 years, Joyce Eilleen and children Kimberley Stephen (Colleen), Lyndon Chris (Arlyn and son Rosh) and Jason Vaughn (Joanna). Also left to mourn are grandchildren Amanda Chopping (Jeremy), Chandal (James) and Austin Wolf (Bronwynne) and three great- grandchildren Myles Chopping, Orlenna Seitz and Saffron Harrisen. His sisters Rose Knourek and Irene Carson are also left to mourn.
Steve was born on August 3, 1927 to Julius and Kathaleen Wolf on the farm in the area of Plunkett, Saskatchewan. Steve was the eldest of five children followed by John, Rose, Joseph and Irene. They lived on the farm near Plunkett and then had several moves in the years following and ended up farming in the St. Luke district. Being on the farm, going to school was especially difficult in the winter since most winter days were cold, the snow was deep and the school was three miles away. Steve, being the eldest, always broke trail in the snow as most of the time he and his brothers and sisters walked. His mother always packed large pails full of sandwiches for all to eat.
In 1941, after World War II broke out, Steve’s father enlisted in the army. Steve loved going to school but quit in order to run the family farm. It was during that time that he bought the first motorized tractor for the farm. When his dad came back from the war, Steve went to work, with a Grade 6 education, building schools for 75 cents an hour as a carpenter. After Steve left the farm he began working in Calgary and then returned home for his sister’s wedding and never returned to Calgary. He then started working for Hack Construction in 1951. The construction company was eventually sold and so he went to work for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and then for Paul Morsky. Steve captured the heart of Joyce Scott and they were married August 2, 1961. Both worked to support the family unit. Steve worked for the R.M. of Willowdale for 22 years and then worked as a grader operator for Wes Carson Construction. He retired at age of 73 in the year 2000 after working for Shaw Construction.
Some of Steve’s activities until he retired included being a member of the Elks for 34 years, holding positions of Exalted Ruler, Secretary Treasurer and several other positions. He was also a member of the Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He liked doing mechanics, woodworking and puzzles.
A Tribute to Steve
Steve, throughout his life, was a dedicated family man doing everything he could for his parents, siblings, wife and children. In his work to support family, his intelligence and diligence showed the pride he took in every task with which he was confronted. His completed works brought praise from his peers for being meticulous to the standards required. Any of the tools he had, he kept clean and in order. If any tools were used by anyone else, they had to be kept the same way they found them. He was a responsible and caring father and husband; he was there for any needs that were put upon him. Steve had a successful and accomplished life, shown through everyone he was involved with and he will be remembered as a faithful, diligent, mature and responsible person. He will be missed and thought of by family and friends for everything that made him who he was. Steve gave respect and has deservedly earned the respect of family and all who knew him.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Whitewood with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Thundathil celebrating. The scriptures were read by Lyndon Wolf and Amanda Chopping and the eulogy was presented by Jason Wolf. The music was led by Ernie Veresh along with members of the church choir. Members of the Whitewood B.P.O. Elks formed an honour guard and Kim Wold acted as the urn bearer. Interment followed in the Whitewood Cemetery with Remi Berthelet presiding.