January 6, 1938 - October 2, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Arthur William Kroll, a long-time Agassiz resident. Arthur was born in Ponoka Alberta; His parents were Frank and Lillian Kroll.
He was the youngest of four children and he was predeceased by his oldest brother Norman Kroll, sisters Dorothy (Ted) Clegg and Violet (Sam) Grypuik.
He leaves behind to mourn his wife Marilyn Kroll of 57 yrs., his daughters Angela Kroll and Juliane Gagne as well as his beloved grandchildren Jessica Reimer (Brad), Brynn Gagne and his 3 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ameila and Arthur as well as his nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Arthur leaves behind a legacy of steadfast commitment to his family. A man of quiet confidence who always lent a helping hand and enjoyed teaching a new skill. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, we listened. He was a great listener and a supportive friend. He had a special way of telling stories of old again and again, but we still enjoyed his stories all the same.
A wonderful sense of humour and a contagious laugh. A fond family memory was often Dad scoffed at playing any kind of family games, it took some convincing to get him to engage, but before long, he was the most intense, competitive player.
Arthur enjoyed the great outdoors from a young age. As a youngster around the age of 12, he spent time at the Gang Ranch in the Chilcotin as a ranch hand branding cattle and helping with logging trees by horse independently. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting and camping trips with his lifelong friends and survived to tell the tales.
He was a skilled backyard small machine mechanic. He was able to restore discarded small engines back to full function. Every spring Dad would fire up a vintage rotary tiller from 1977. It is still being utilized today, because of Dad's skill and maintenance.
One of Dad's greatest accomplishments was his role in the construction of the new freeway Hwy 1 in the Fraser Valley in 1961.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed his property, and shared an interest in keeping the yard with his wife Marilyn.
His happiest times were spent in the company of his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. They were enamored by him and him by them. They shared a unique and special bond; it was such a joy to see him light up when they came for a visit.
As we celebrate Arthur's life, we will remember him for all he gave and sacrificed for us. We will always hold the memories in our hearts of his welcoming smile and his caring nature.
At Arthurs request there will be no formal service.