Max Winkler of Pincher Creek, passed away peacefully at the Pincher Creek hospital on Sept. 19, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1931 in Marienstein, southern Germany in the German Alps. In 1953 he immigrated to Canada at age 22. He became a Park Warden in 1959 and served in the National Parks of Jasper, Kootenay and Waterton in Alberta as well as in Forillon Park , Quebec. His career of 28 years with Parks Canada was the highlight of his life. After his retirement in 1987 he and Julie moved to their beautiful 160 acres in Twin Butte, Alberta where he brought his childhood dream into realty by becoming a farmer-rancher. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Julie, his son Terry, daughter in law, Ursula, and grandchildren, Peter and Lisa. He deeply loved his family as well as his adopted country. To the end of his days he was very involved in environmental issues. He was one good Canadian citizen.
A Memorial Service will be held on October 28 2017 at the United Church at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern Alberta Chapter
c/o Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Park Rd SW
Calgary Ab T3B 5R5