Carl Wolff

Graveside Service

11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery
336 Albert Street
Arnpiror, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Carl Wolff

Carl Marcus Wolff

January 27, 1937 – August 29, 2018

Carl died peacefully in the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital at the age of 81 after a brief illness. A scholar, pianist and organist, teacher, treasured friend, and relative, Carl was born in Arnprior Ontario where he attended school and began his lifelong love of music, achieving his ARTC (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto) in piano performance and teaching while he was still in high school. In 1958 he graduated from Carleton University with first class honours in history. Carl went on to obtain an M.A. from Harvard University where he was a member of the Harvard University Choir and assistant editor (research) for the Harvard University Hymnbook. In 1965, Carl was appointed to the teaching staff at Brock University in St. Catharines as an Assistant Professor of History. He taught British and European Political and Cultural History. In addition to his teaching duties, Carl was an integral part of the Brock Fine Arts Committee, and Brock University convocations where he served as Master of Convocation of Music from 1965 until his retirement in 2000. Carl served in various volunteer roles with the Niagara Symphony, and he played organ and harpsichord continuo in orchestral concerts as needed. Carl also volunteered with St. Catharines Community Concerts, and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He was a dedicated member of the Hymn Society, and in later years he was a member of the choir at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in St. Catharines. Carl enjoyed travelling to the UK, Europe, the US, and throughout Canada. In later years he cherished his annual vacations in Portugal. In declining health, Carl moved to Arnprior in 2016. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Olive (nee Stein) Wolff, and infant sister Cora Marie. He is survived by his aunt Evelyn Stein of Belleville, his cousins Edna Carey and June Wolff of Arnprior, Earl Wolff of Oshawa, and Wilda Armstrong of Belleville. Always interested in the next generations of cousins, Carl delighted in their activities and achievements.  Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior. A graveside service will take place at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Albert Street Cemetery in Arnprior ON. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation in memory of Carl. 

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