1957 to Date
Walther And Edith
..In Vancouver April 1957, I was hired after 3 days
arrival and was send to Edmonton where I remained employed with a
Subsidiary of the Canadian National Railways until end 1959.
Our First born in December of
1957, was our daughter Astrid Carol Loff and our second born in November of
1959, was our Son David John Loff, who are both married with 5 grand
children and are both residing in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
where we also live.
..From September 1959 until
October 1964, I was self employed as Walther Loff Insurance Agency, selling
all forms of Insurance.
..From November 1964 until
January 1995, I returned to the Machinist/Millwright trade and worked at
various locations including my last 22 years in the Mechanical department
of Strathcona Refinery (ESSO), there I had the opportunity to take a loan
assignment to a 1000.000 barrels per day capacity refinery in Amway,
Venezuela, assisting in the takeover from construction and the machinery
commissioning of this refinery. Also a chance to visit with my brother Wilfred
Johan Loff, who lives in Caracas, Venezuela and had not seen for 31 years
and his children and grand children..
..January 1995 I started my
early retirement from Esso refinery and into the world of freedom and
venture where we, Edith and I, spent our time at our Lake Cottage year round at Lake Isle, West of the City of Edmonton,
Alberta. We spent our Christmas and New Years at the Lake Cottage enjoying the winter scenery and fresh
air together with all the wild game that is abound at our location and wandering
in our yard looking for food or coverage. Also Ice Fishing (a hole drilled
in the ice and fish through this hole) we enjoy and also boating during the
summer and visiting the surrounding towns and villages.
.. Since I was 14 years old in
1946 I became interested in and after Licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator
and have been very active with this hobby with our local Radio Club, also
my Wife Edith has obtained her License as such in 1990 and we both enjoy
this great hobby communicating all over the world either via Radio or via
.. Taking photographs in
general and also from birds and using a spotting telescope "Bausch
& Lomb - ELITE - with a 80mm ED Lens and a 20X60 Zoom Eyepiece, coupled
thereto is a Nikon CoolPix5000 digital camera" has kept me occupied at
Home and at our Lake Cottage of which I have posted the results on this
webpage together with the equipment I use..
.. Our children and grand
children are a great asset to us and we are very closely involved enjoying
there precious lives here in the city.
..My other interest is the
investigation of my family roots and have this also posted on my webpage
and keep updating this as information becomes available. (The internet is a
great asset getting information available also the Mormon Church records should
not be overlooked)