Rolf, Enno Ferdinand

December 16, 1940 – July 31, 2021
at the age of 80 years

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Enno Rolf on July 31, 2021 at the age of 80 in Vernon, BC.  Fred was born in Osnabruck, Germany on December 16, 1940.

He is survived by his wife, Win Malner Rolf; his children, Annemarie Dillon (Mike), Bridget Rolf, Christopher Rolf, Denise Dober (Ray), Wesley Rolf (Maeghan), and Stephanie Rolf; his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Fred immigrated to Canada at the young age of 17 and eventually made his way out West to live his dream of being a cowboy.  He raised his families on a large cattle farm outside Prince George, BC while also working at Northwood Pulp Mill.  At his retirement, he made the move to the Okanagan where he lived his remaining years enjoying some light gardening and playing crib.

Fred will be remembered for his hardworking nature, his love of reading, and dry humour.

There will be no funeral service as per Fred’s request.  His cremated remains will be spread in a river by his family as per his final wish.


  1. Dear family,
    read the obituary in the Shuswap paper, just spontaneously and i felt immediately connected and if I had known this gentleman – soooo familiar.
    OUr family lived in Osnabrueck and neighboring city Melle (24 km east) and we immigrated to Calgary for dad in 1953 and my
    mom and 2 siblings in 1954. My sister was born in june 1940 , my self in 1943 and younger brother in 1947.
    My wife and have lived in Salmon Arm since 1997.
    May the creator or if you call HIM GOD bless his passing on to be loved and remembered for his goodness and his way of positive living forever.
    Thank you for allowing me to write these words of gratitude for a loving human.
    birgitta and heinz

  2. Will miss uncle Enno greatly! Enno was a fantastic worldly man, who kept me on my toes when he visited, sending my condolences and love to the family.

    He will be met by Hubert and Margret Hackenberg (nee Rolf) in heaven! and will continue to play cards.

  3. Deepest condolences to Rolf family, for the passing of a fantastic uncle, enno.

    Tonya and tasha remember being taking whale watching and becoming sick with great uncle.

    Missed by Marianne nee Hackenberg, and Mike Birkin. Sending our love. Enno was a hard worker throughout his life.

    Mike will miss the bantering back and forth, always a fantastic time. Will miss him greatly.

    With all our love!!

  4. A wonderful stepdad! Always there for mom. Thank you Fred, we will miss you and your unique sense of humour.

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