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WOLFGANG RICHARD KUBISCH

Date of Passing: Apr 07, 2021

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WOLFGANG RICHARD KUBISCH

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wolfgang on April 7, 2021 at the age of 84, after a courageous struggle with cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Felix Kubisch and Elizabeth Hadameck, and his stepfather, Peter Hadameck. Wolfgang is survived by his loving wife, Magda, with whom he was married to for almost 58 years, and their children, Richard (Sydney) and Robert (Sheila), and grandsons, Matthew and Andrew, and extended family in Winnipeg. He is also survived by his five younger siblings who live in Germany; Hans, Eva, Christa, Walter, Achim and their families.
Wolfgang was born in Martinau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1957 at the age of 21. He was formally trained in upholstering and worked many jobs in this area, including refurbishing aircraft interiors at Air Canada. He later found a new career as a pressman working for Canadian Publishers, where he worked for 25 years. He retired in 1999. He was blessed to have 21 years of retirement, where he enjoyed time at the cottage on Lake Winnipeg and travelling to Germany to visit family. He also loved babysitting his two grandsons during their early childhood, and working on many projects around the house and cottage. He was a skilled handyman, and was proud to have built his home and cottage. He was a kind and generous man who shared his talents by helping many others with their handyman projects. He could fix anything!
He was a longtime and active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Parish and The Kolping Society, and attended St. Anthony's Parish in more recent years. He was a man of great faith, devotion and commitment to those he cared about. He loved music and had an extensive collection of German record albums which he enjoyed playing often. He attended many social events where he and Magda greatly enjoyed themselves. Wolfgang loved good music, good food and good beer! He was fortunate to enjoy all of this with a close, supportive group of good friends and family.
Due to Covid restrictions, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held with a small group of close friends and family at St. Anthony's Parish on April 13, 2021. A gravesite burial will be held at Glen Eden Cemetery at 12:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • It is with great sadness that we received the news of Wolfgang's passing. He was a good friend, a brother in Kolping and a special human being. Wolfgang always knew what he wanted and what was best for him and his family. We were there when he choose, married the love of his life, Magda, saw their children baptized and grow. We observed, watched how a humble, poor German immigrant at the beginning became a proud family man and a strong, dedicated Canadian. However he never forgot his German heritage as this was apparent when he played, sang his native German Lieder both at home and at his beloved cottage on the shores of lake Winnipeg. Wolfgang had an incredible dry sense of humor and a talent that would keep crowds in stitches whenever he told his jokes. He deeply loved his Magda and together and as a team they were top achievers in everything they attempted. Wolfgang left a legacy, an example for his children and grandchildren to follow. His strong Christian believe guided him through life and now at the end is a comfort to us all, as we believe that his reward will be a secure place in heaven. With much love and condolences to Magda and family. Dieter & Gisela Howald - Posted by: Dieter & Gisela Howald (Family Friends) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • I remember Mr. Kubisch from when I was small and growing up in the summer time at our cottage out at Hnausa, on the western shores of Lake Winnipeg. He was always nothing other than sweet and gentle and kind to me. For some reason my most vivid memory of him is when one night around the fire close to the beach, he I guess deciding that the fire wasn’t big enough, poured gasoline from a jerry can on to the fire causing what was nothing other than a small explosion, almost igniting himself in the process! I was also very moved by his visit with Magda to my mom in 2015 when she was in palliative care at St B. A couple of years ago I stopped by the old cottage at Hnausa, and at one point there he was, pushing a wheelbarrow filled with twigs or rubbish of some kind to the bonfire spot close to the beach. He stopped and we chatted. He was the same man I remember from when I was growing up. Richard and Robert, I still think about you sometimes, some of my warmest childhood memories. I grieve your Dad's passing. - Posted by: Glenn Abendschoen (Family Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • My condolences to Magda and family, Wolfy and I worked together for many years in the printing industry where I worked as an apprentice under him for a few years. We created a close bond. Years later I was promoted to head up the press room and Wolfy and I stayed close. He reupholstered my bar front for me and of course did a fabulous job. In talking with him throughout the years I could tell he loved his family very much. You will be missed. - Posted by: Ken Haddad (Friend ) on: Apr 10, 2021

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