Dennis Ernest Wolfe
January 9, 1953 ~ April 11, 2013
Dennis Ernest Wolfe, age 60, passed away April 11, 2013 after a courageous 16 month battle with cancer.
Dennis was born in Cranbrook, BC on January 9, 1953 to parents Jacob and Margot Wolfe. The family moved to Erickson, BC by the time he was one year old. Dennis’ school years were spent in Erickson Elementary and P.C.S.S. Upon completion of high school in 1971 Dennis worked cutting Christmas trees and also worked for the sawmill in Elko BC. Dennis married Judith Ann Phelps May 1, 1972. He then entered trade school to become a heavy duty mechanic, later becoming an auto mechanic. Dennis worked as a heavy duty mechanic for Greyhound Bus Lines in Calgary, AB. When returning to Creston in 1979 Dennis worked for a couple of different garages as an automotive mechanic holding an Inter-provincial ticket as well as becoming a licenced automotive mechanical inspector.
Dennis operated his own automotive repair business, D & J Auto, from 1985 to 1998. He then worked for Walt’s Auto in Creston, BC.
He participated in sports all his life, enjoying basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and track and field in high school. Dennis and his wife Judy sponsored D & J Auto’s softball team in the late 1980’s through the early 1990’s. Dennis enjoyed camping, fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. A lover of animals, he had many pet cats and larger breed dogs throughout his life.
Dennis was predeceased by his wife Judy in March 2012; parents Jacob Wolfe in 1970 and Margot Wolfe in 1989; father-in-law Chester Phelps in 1987; sister-in-law Brenda Mikado in 2006; and nieces Elizabeth Wolfe in 1978 and Krystal Foxall in 2006.
Dennis is survived by his sister Wendy Sommerfeld of Erickson BC; brother Greg “Buddy” Wolfe of Calgary AB; mother-in-law Hazel Phelps (Bob) of Erickson BC; brothers-in-law Wayne Phelps of Salmo, BC and Russell Phelps (Cathy) of Edmonton, AB; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a few very good friends.
Dennis was known for being a gentle man with a compassionate nature. He was well liked and respected in the community and will be greatly missed.
Ashes will be interred in the Bella Columbarium at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC, t a private family service at a later date.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Dennis’ name may do so to Creston Valley Hospital – Bag 3000, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0, P.a.w.s – 2805 Lower Wynndel Rd, Creston, BC, V0B 1G8, or S.n.a.p. – 1134 Simmons Rd, Creston, BC, V0B 1G7.