WLODARCZAK, Joachim (Joe)
September 11, 1951 - Stuttgart, Germany
June 16, 2013 - Calgary, AB
Our dearest Joachim passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Southwood Hospice. Joachim lived a blessed life, but at times when faced with difficulty he chose joy and really put his heart into all aspects. It was the same spirit that he showed when he competed in the Special Olympics. He is survived by his mother Gerda; sisters Dagmar Holland, Karin Burrill (Derrick), Kristina Wlodarczak (Robert Burton); nephews James Burrill (Michelle), Curtis Burrill (Tina), Ryan Holland, Zakery Burton; nieces Natasha Mitchell (Scott), Katrina Bryant and extended family. A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Special Olympics Canada. www.specialolympics.ca/be-involved/ donate/. In living memory of Joachim Wlodarczak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from June 18 to June 19, 2013