It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Korby Graf on September 30, 2019 at the Crowsnest Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. He was 90 years of age.
Korby was born in Benediktbeueren, Germany on September 19, 1929. When he came to Canada in the early 1950s, he settled in the Crowsnest Pass, AB. Over the years he had many businesses, but he was best known as the owner of CNP Plumbing and Heating. Korby was a true craftsman with an incredible work ethic. He took great pride in everything he created; his crowning achievement being the solar house he built in Bellevue, AB.
While he didn’t belong to any official clubs or organizations, Korby was a lifetime member of “The Workaholic’s Club”. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed watching wrestling and hockey, listening to German music and going to jam sessions at the Greenhill. Korby was also a talented cook and baker as anyone lucky enough to sample his apple fritters or plum cake could attest to. Korby was a dedicated and loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend, and he enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be deeply missed.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Pat Mosby-Graf of Blairmore, AB; his children, David (Alicia), Bridget (Jack), Irma, Pete, Karl (Deserie), Louise, Andrew (Tammy) and Karen (Shane); many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his special niece, Elfie (Gunter); his extended family; and his faithful dog, Rusty.
He was predeceased by his parents; his son, Martin; his daughter, Ida; and three brothers and one sister in Germany.
The Celebration of Life will take place at the Bellevue Legion (2401, 213 St., Bellevue, AB) on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (PO Box 725, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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