WOLFF: Gregory James
October 9, 1954 - August 10, 2023
Gregory James Wolff passed away at his residence in Watrous, Saskatchewan on August 10, 2023 with his family by his side. He was born October 9, 1954 in Imperial, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm 2 miles North of Liberty. He attended school in Liberty, Imperial and Holdfast and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Vocational Agriculture in 1976. Greg married Marrion Roney in 1976 and they soon settled on the family farm. Greg farmed for a couple of years with his father, then partnered with his brother Doug and they continued to farm together for more than 40 years.
For Greg, farming was his life and he never lost his enthusiasm for it. He constantly looked for ways to improve their operations and was still talking land deals until the very end of his life. Greg always had to be active and surrounded by as many friends and family as possible. He enjoyed nearly every sport there is, excelling at water skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and riding his motor bike. Greg treasured the times he spent with friends on the annual motor bike trip and could be depended on to do something outrageous to make the trip memorable. For years he mocked cross country skiing as being too slow and boring until he tried it and discovered he loved it. Greg enjoyed the camaraderie of team sports also and played slow pitch for many years and hockey until he was in his sixties. He was happiest when surrounded by kids, teaching them how to water ski or drive the snowmobile and was never too tired to play with them. Greg always said nothing fun ever happens when lying on the couch.
Throughout his life Greg tackled every obstacle with determination, whether it was a farming problem that needed to be solved or a health issue he was experiencing. This was particularly true in his final months as he displayed such courage and strength.
Greg was predeceased by his mother Mary, father Anthony and brother Ken. He is survived by sons Louis (Erin), Sawyer and Rachel; Taylor; Dylan (Norah) and Emily. Siblings along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Imperial Community Centre, Imperial, Saskatchewan at 2:00 p.m. Donations is Greg Wolff's memory can be made to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy RUHF, Rajput Research Division of Neurology, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0W8 or by visiting www.fotheringham-mcdougall.com