Lynda Krupp, along with daughters Jennifer and Jillian, and grandchildren Dylan, Grace and Quinlan sadly announce the gentle passing of Wilfred Walter Krupp, dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. Wilf fought a long and courageous battle, passing peacefully at the age of 66 on January 2, 2009, in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. Wilf is survived by his brother Arthur Krupp (Gloria) and sister, Barbara Chisholm (Jim), their children and grandchildren. Born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan on May 27, 1942, and raised in Togo, Saskatchewan, Wilf left home at the age of 18 to attend DeVry Institute of Technology in Toronto where he earned his degree as an Industrial Electronics Technician. Graduating in the top three of his class, Wilf went on to work at CTS of Canada in Streetsville, Ontario where he met and later married Lynda in March 1964. Wilf’s adventurous spirit led him and his new wife, along with their few possessions including a full-scale, home-built experimental biplane (under construction) to British Columbia in March, 1965. As a couple, they enjoyed fishing, hunting, and entertaining many friends in Kitsilano, North Burnaby and finally moving to North Delta in 1972 with Jennifer and the bi-plane, later celebrating the birth of Jillian in 1974. True to Wilf’s spirit, he followed his dream of living in the outdoor country taking his wife and children, two dozen chickens, a Siamese cat and a dog named Boo to Pinegate Lodge at Watch Lake in August 1977. The bi-plane was left behind in North Delta; becoming a grapevine trellis for the unsuspecting new home owner. Wilf worked for Ainsworth Lumber at the Chasm for a short time before accepting a position with CanOcean Resources. Wilf worked offshore of Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans with team members to bring drilled oil wells into production. Wilf returned to Ainsworth Lumber in 1985 when the CanOcean job was finished, retiring from the Strandboard Plant in 2002. Retirement brought Wilf great joy. He worked in his shop almost every day, creating amazing crafts, furniture, cupboards and intarsia keepsakes for his grandchildren. Wilf continued to hunt every fall, his enjoyment of walking miles on mountains and trails with good friends meant more than actually bringing an animal home for the freezer. Wilf was well known for his enjoyment of black powder shooting. The sport brought many wonderful people into his life and he treasured them all. Stories of friendship, competitive cannon shooting and pranks were relived often. Wilf touched the lives of many people in many ways. A celebration of his life will be held at the Watch Lake Community Hall on January 10th, 2009, at 2:00 pm, followed by refreshments. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the BC Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon in Wilf’s name would be appreciated.
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