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PFOB, Rolf

PFOB, Rolf

After a lengthy illness, it is with deep sadness we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.
Rolf will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 67 years Diana; daughter Denise (Herbert) Wandt, son Ron (Lydia) Pfob, Doris, Janson, brother Ray and sister Heike; grandchildren: Troy, Sonny, Kyle & Tiana Davis, Natasha Daly, Daniel & Kassandra Davis, Rylan, Lukas, Zachary & Kayla Pfob, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rolf was tragically predeceased by his oldest son Ralf in 2010.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, the oldest of 6 children, Rolf became a main provider for his mother and siblings while still at a young age. In 1949 he met the love of his life Diana; they married in 1950 and welcomed their first child Ralf in 1951. A machinist by trade, Rolf and Diana with their three-year-old son Ralf, left their home in Germany in 1954 to pursue a new beginning in Canada. Always a man with an exceptional work ethic, Rolf hit the ground running and a year after their arrival he and Diana bought a home in Calgary and were instrumental in the immigration of his family. Rolf plied his trade with machine shops in Calgary for a number of years before opening his own successful shop, Diro Machine, in the Sixties until retiring to Kelowna in 1980. Despite retiring, he continued to do intricate machine work for Western Star, Dopplemayr and many other companies in the Okanagan. Rolf and Diana’s move to Kelowna was followed shortly by their three children; soon the couple was enjoying the laughter of many grandchildren as they spent sunny days playing on the beach and celebrating many memorable Christmases together. In addition to enjoying the Okanagan sunshine, in 1982 Rolf and Diana also started the Kelowna Schützenclub Edelweiss.
Upon his arrival to Canada, Rolf developed a love for hunting and would hike off into the mountains with his beloved dogs on his numerous trips. He also loved to fish; whether it was here on the lake or on the ocean at Telegraph Cove, he delighted his family with smoked salmon and delicious fish dinners. Rolf and Diana and were known for their warm and friendly hospitality and creating an inviting home where guests were sure to enjoy a nice glass of Rolf’s Schnapps.
In the weeks leading up to his passing, Rolf was surrounded and comforted by the love of his wife, children and grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the many messages of love and support they have received over this difficult time and to thank the palliative care nurses and Doctor who made home care a possibility. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Denise, Ron, Lydia, Mrs. Pfob and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of the parties that we went to at their house many years ago! The Hawaiian party to celebrate Rolf's birthday, complete with Hawaiian dancing and a pig roast! Good times for sure, take care, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Randy and Wendy Saukarookoff
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Ron, Lydian, Lukas and family. We are sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    The Team Construction Family
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Ron and Lydia, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    John and Denise (Springfield Manor)
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Dear Ron, Lydian, and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father/grandfather Rolf. He was such a example of courage near the end, and was thinking of, and concerned only for his dear wife and family, not himself. He has left a great legacy, and our thoughts and prayers are with Diana, each of you, and your children. Families are Forever.
    David & Jeanne Burgess and Family
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Thinking of you Diana & Family,
    Time flies, suns rise and shadows fall,
    Love is forever over all.

    With heartfelt sympathies,
    Manuella Farnsworth & Ilse Mueller - Kelowna
  • Feb 06, 2018
    Thinking of you Ron, and your family at this sad time.
    Janet (Wieler) Heathcote-Doppelmayr
  • Feb 06, 2018
    Diana, our condolences to you and all the family. I met Rolf at Natasha & Mark's wedding in 2016 while visiting from Ireland. He was so lovely & interesting to talk to. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. May he rest in peace.
    Aileen (DALY) Owen, Nicholas & Isabelle Henson
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 04, 2018
    We are very sad to hear of Rolf's passing. Our condolences to Diana and family.
    Wine Central - Kelowna
  • Feb 04, 2018
    Ron and Lydia, our condolences on your dad's passing. Although we never met him, our late very good friends Camillo and Hildegard always spoke of the good times they shared with your parents across the lake from them.
    Ron and Jacky Pidskalny
  • Feb 04, 2018
    We first met Rolf & all his lovely family on the 26th March 2016. This was the day that his granddaughter Natasha married our son Mark Daly, in Benvoulin Heritage Church, Kelowna. A true gentleman. May his sweet soul rest in peace.
    The Daly family (Ireland)
  • Feb 03, 2018
    Ron and family, sorry to hear of Dad's passing. Terry Harnett
  • Feb 03, 2018
    Rolf was a true gentleman. He was a man with much elegance and charm and hosted his friends with class. He cared for his friends and he had many. The last years were challenging for Rolf but he always had a smile for everyone and his positive attitude kept him going. He passed away at home with Diana and his family at his side, the way he wanted it to be. We will miss you, Rolf. Our deepest sympathies to Diana and the family.
    Henrietta & Gunther Switzeny from Palm Springs.
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