Adolph Hirschfeld was born in Gastopol Walyn, Russia, on February 2, 1909, to Julius and Florentine Hirschfeld – the seventh of 12 children. He passed into the Lord’s waiting arms, on the evening of March 9th, 2008; at the Chilliwack Hospital.
His father immigrated to Canada in 1911 and his mother, brothers and sisters and him, followed and arrived in Canada in 1912.
They settled on a homestead in Steinbach, Manitoba, and years later moved to Salter, Saskatchewan. Adolph worked in Ontario and on Vancouver Island in the logging industry until moving to Agassiz, BC in 1947. He worked on the Agassiz Experimental Farm from 1947 until he retired in 1969.
“Unky,” as most of us affectionately knew him, always had time for his nieces and nephews, and in time, his great-nieces and nephews, and then his great-great nieces and nephews. He had a very special gift of memory and had favorite stories of each one of us that he loved to tell over and over.
His pastimes were playing bingo, and lunching at the various cafes around the valley. He spent his final 4 1/2 years living at Logan Manor in Agassiz where he was known to be the champion Bingo player.
A very special thank-you to Dr.Phimmister, the staff at Logan Manor and the 5th floor nursing staff for all their care and support.
“Unky” will always have a special place in our hearts; we love him very much, and will always remember him as the uncle that was always there for us when we needed him.
Funeral services were held on March 15th, 2008 at Christ Lutheran Church, Chilliwack, BC.