Obituary of Wilfred Arthur EFFA
May 2, 1934 - November 19, 2020
Wilfred Effa of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 86 years.
Wilfred’s greatest passions were his family and the pursuit of knowledge. His love of religion, history and science particularly physics was evident in his conversations with others and by his large collection of books. He valued education and loved sharing his knowledge with his friends and family. He was a gentle, loving man who lived his life with humility and kindness. We will miss his big heart and big laugh.
Wilfred is survived by his children, Heidi (Trent) McCallum, Betty (Bruce) Schroeder, Mervin (Silvia) Effa, Wanda (Brian) Stojke, and Walter (Laurie) Effa; his fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilfred is also survived by his siblings, Ellie Warkentin, Alvin Effa, and Doris Effa and their families.
Wilfred was predeceased by his granddaughter Camila Effa, his parents, Alexander and Ottilia Effa; stepmother Ruth Effa, sister-in-law Jodi Effa and brother-in-law John Warkentin.
The family would like to thank the staff at AgeCare Seton for their loving care and attention to Wilfred.
A graveside Service has been held at Queen’s Park Cemetery.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Wilfred’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Wilfred Effa, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, CALGARY, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.