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Karl Wolker 1944-2024

In Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, on February 3, 2024, at the age of 79, Karl Joseph Wolker passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Karl is survived by his wife, Susan Barbe; 5 children, Hannah, Rodney (Carine), Heidi, Ruth (Stan) and Kristall-Rose; 16 grandchildren, his great-granddaughter, his brothers Alois (Maria) and Fred (Gerda) and other family members and friends.

Karl moved to Canada from Germany in his 20s in search of an adventure. He settled on a farm in the Richelieu region which he loved. He continued farming and working the land throughout his life and was one of the first farmers to grow ginseng in Quebec. Karl’s passion for tending the land and gratitude for harvests were inspirational. His personality and smile lit up a room. He preferred to say a joke than to have a serious conversation. Karl will be missed by many.

The family will receive relatives and friends at :
Serre & Finnegan
48, de l’église N,
Lacolle, Qc
450-246-3988 | 1-800-263-3074
Visitation: Friday, April 5th 2024 from 1pm to 4pm followed by a Celebration of Life for Karl.


À Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, le 3 février 2024, à l’âge de 79 ans, Karl Joseph Wolker s’est éteint en paix, entouré de sa famille. Karl laisse dans le deuil son épouse, Susan Barbe, ses cinq enfants, Hannah, Rodney (Carine), Heidi, Ruth (Stan) et Kristall-Rose ; 16 petits-enfants, son arrière-petite-fille, ses frères Alois (Maria) et Fred (Gerda), ainsi que d’autres membres de la famille et des amis.

Karl a quitté l’Allemagne pour le Canada à l’âge de 20 ans, à la recherche d’une aventure. Il s’est installé sur une ferme dans la région de Richelieu, qu’il a adorée. Il a continué à cultiver la terre tout au long de sa vie et a été l’un des premiers agriculteurs à cultiver le ginseng au Québec. La passion de Karl pour le travail de la terre et sa gratitude pour les récoltes étaient une source d’inspiration. Il avait une personnalité et un sourire qui illuminaient une pièce. Il préférait dire une blague plutôt que d’avoir une conversation sérieuse. Karl manquera à beaucoup.

La famille recevra parents et amis au salon funéraire:
Serre & Finnegan
48, de l’église N,
Lacolle, Qc
450-246-3988 | 1-800-263-3074
Visites:  Vendredi le 5 avril 2024 de 13h à 16h suivies d’une cérémonie en la mémoire de Karl.

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Toutes nos condoléances

To the Wolker family.
Your Father was the salt of the earth, a force to be reckoned with and cut from a different cloth.
A contagious smile and laughter that would fill any room he entered. I have been blessed to have known your Dad since I was a child. The stories he told still resign with me to this day and will never die as I tell them to my children.
Wishing I could join you all in celebrating your Fathers life. I will ask Mom Emma to give you all an extra hug from me.
With my deepest sorrow for your loss.
Julie and family

Julie Emma Louise Williams

Our condolences

Dear Susan, Hannah, Rodney, Heidi, Ruth, Kristall-Rose, and family,

Sending lots of love and support to you all today as you remember and celebrate Karl. He was a very special man that made a big impact on many lives as a husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, neighbour, and good friend. Although we cannot be there today, in-person, to share in the Celebration of Life, please know we will cherish the many fond memories we have of time spent with Karl. He will be missed dearly however, his legacy will live on in all of you. Sending you strength today and peace in all the days ahead.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Krystyna, Brandon, Jami, and the Wasylnchuk Family xoxo

Krystyna Wasylnchuk

Our condolences

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Karl Wolker.
Karl and his brother Alois were amongst the first people we met when we came to Canada….that was in 1966, a long time ago.
I remember Karl always having a smile on his face.
May he rest in peace.

George and Sabine Recklies

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So sorry to hear about Karl’s passing, he had such a great smile and was always happy. He will now watch over you Susan, all my sympathie and will see you on the 5th of April..Irma

Irma Studer

Our condolences

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Susan and family to the loss of their husband and father.

Frauke Miehe

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Toutes nos condoléances
Famille Friedrich et Josefine Neeser
Jocelyne et Gotthard

Gotthard Neeser

Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

Our deepest sympathy from the Steidle Family.

Paul Steidle

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My deepest sympathies to Susan and the Wolker family. I’m very saddened by this news.

Jérémie Letellier

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Sending our deepest sympathy to the Wolker family. We first met Karl at the various music festivals many years ago ~ we knew him as a cheerful, happy man. May you be blessed with all the good memories.
Helen and Madeline Enderle

Madeline Enderle

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My sincere condolences Susan and family. Rest in Peace, Karl 🙏


Our condolences

Gosh dad, we miss your demands for sauerkraut, papaya, nettle tea or the next thing that you just had to have. I love you daddy!


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Wishing you hope and strength in the midst of sorrow.
Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Please take care of yourself Kristall.

Linda Saaman

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Our deepest sympathy, Susan and all the Wolker Family, in the recent loss of your dear Karl. May you find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. With love, Ruth and Fernand xxx

Ruth and Fernand Chalifoux

Terrassés d'apprendre une si terrible nouvelle

Mes sympathies a Susan et toute la famille

jacqueline paul