Konrad Wilhelm Link, 81 years of age, passed away on April 24, 2015 in Quesnel, B.C. Konrad was born on February 20, 1934 in Hohenfelde, Germany, to August and Helene Link.
Konrad grew up in Hohenfelde and later moved with his family to Grafel, where after leaving school at age 15 he laboured as a farm worker. He enjoyed working with animals, especially horses which he trained and was asked to ride in jumping competitions. Konrad travelled to Canada first in 1956 and later emigrated to Canada in 1958. In the district of Hanna, Alberta, he found the wide open spaces he loved. He worked as a farm worker and then as a carpenter for the local school district. He liked learning new skills; planning, building and repairing buildings and working with machines. Moving his family to Quesnel in 1973, Konrad worked at Weldwood Sawmill until his retirement in 1996. He was also self-employed as a carpenter in his spare time, working for many people in the community.
Konrad married Helga Frenz in 1960 in Hanna, Alberta. They were happily married for 55 years. He enjoyed working outdoors, fishing the lakes in his boat, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Doing crossword puzzles in his native German was another of his pastimes.
Konrad is survived by his wife Helga of Quesnel, B.C.; his children Roy (Katy), Debra, Brenda, Lisa (Rob), Ronny; and his grandchildren Haley, Tom, Willow, Marissa, Courtney, Logan, Hunter and Dylan. He is also survived in Germany, by his sister Almut (Hinrich) and her children Karin (Heiner) and Bernhard (Regina: Alena); and his brother Klaus (Christa) and their children Kerstin (Hans-Jurgen: Tobias, Torbin and Malin) and Arne.
Konrad is preceded in death by his parents August and Helene Link.
Konrad was known as a gentle, honest, humble, hard-working man. He was well-loved by all who knew him. It was Konrad’s wish that there be no service or memorial.