LCol Julius Joel Wolfe, CM, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Julius Joel Wolfe on 10 January 2009.
Born in Montreal in 1917, Colonel Wolfe was educated in Montreal public schools and majored in Agricultural Engineering at Macdonald College, School of Agriculture. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers in October 1941 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant a year later. Lieutenant Wolfe served with the 738 Army Troop Company, Royal Engineers and in Italy with the 643 Field Company, Royal Engineers 1944-45. He was promoted to Captain in June 1945.
In 1953 Colonel Wolfe enlisted in 3 Field Engineer Regiment (Militia). Promoted to Major in 1954, he was appointed Second-in-Command in 1961. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he was appointed Commanding Officer 1963-66. During this tour he commanded the military engineer operation to defuse and destroy a number of terrorist bombs placed in mail boxes throughout the city of Westmount. Colonel Wolfe was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 3 Field Engineer Regiment in 1992 and was subsequently appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment in 1995.
Colonel Wolfe formed the Jewish War Veterans of Canada and was elected First National Commander 1968-1972. In 1972 he was elected President (Eastern Region), retiring in 1979 as Honorary President of the Eastern Region. He was a member of Bnai-Brith of Canada and the United Services Club Montreal for more than 30 years. Colonel Wolfe was an active member and supporter of the Military Engineers Association of Canada. He was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal in 1993 and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2000.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Thursday, 15 January at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield. Shiva private. In lieu of gifts, donations in his memory may be made to the Association for the Soldiers of Israel, (800)433-6226, or www.asicanada.org.