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Mr. Maurice Voelker

Jul 24, 1935 - Feb 10, 2017


Maurice Wilfred Voelker, of Owen Sound, passed away surrounded by the love of his family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Friday evening, February 10th, 2017, at the age of 81 years. Husband of Ruth Voelker (nee Hopkins). Loving father of Ted Voelker (Ellen), of Collingwood, Debbie Cunningham (Jim) and Bob Voelker (Nancy), both of Owen Sound, Tammy Cochrane (Dan), of Bognor, Ken Voelker (Linda) and Shelley Hooey (Paul), both of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Maurice will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law, Shirley Voelker, of Listowel and his four nieces, Sandra, Brenda, Kelly and Pamela. Predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Laura Voelker and his brother, Ken Voelker. Maurice was the founder and operator of the Blue Water Driving Academy in Owen Sound and the surrounding area.

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Maurice Voelker will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Archdeacon Graham Bland officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at

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Tue., Feb 14, 2017: 2pm - 4pm  & 7pm - 9pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
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Funeral Service
Wed., Feb 15, 2017: 11am 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
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Wed., Feb 15, 2017
Greenwood Cemetery
808-2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2H4
(519) 376-1440
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Cindy Houston
Wed, February 15, 2017  -  Cindy Houston
So saddened that such a nice man has passed. I will always remember Maurice's kindness and gentle ways. He was very good to my sisters and I and we all know what a good friend he was to our Dad. He will truly be missed.
George and Eleanor Smith
Wed, February 15, 2017  -  George and Eleanor Smith
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, dad and granddad Maurice, he was such a nice man there are no words at a time like this you will always have the many years of treasured and fond memories that will last forever may God Bless your whole family and know people are thinking of you all .
Ron, Denna and Morgan Kirk
Wed, February 15, 2017  -  Ron, Denna and Morgan Kirk
So sorry for your loss. We were away and just heard. We couldn't have asked for a better neighbour. We have such fond memories of the years we shared living side by side. Ron will miss his long conversations over the fence with Maurice. He was a courageous man. We feel privileged to have known him.
Betty Banks Casemore
Tue, February 14, 2017  -  Betty Banks Casemore
Ruth and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this. May the Lord give you all comfort and peace. Betty Casemore (Banks)
Lori & Ken Morrison
Tue, February 14, 2017  -  Lori & Ken Morrison
Remembering a Wonderful Man and Thinking of His Wonderful Family.
Jane Weber
Tue, February 14, 2017  -  Jane Weber
Thinking of you at this challenging and sad time for the family in your loss. May you have both strength and courage in the days ahead. and the joy of great memories....
Cyndy Banks Abell
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Cyndy Banks Abell
Rick and I send our condolences to all the family. Maurice was a wonderful man and I have so many wonderful memories in my younger days playing at your house. May the Lord give you all peace and strength in the coming days
Cindy & Brent McMullin
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Cindy & Brent McMullin
Bob, Nancy, Ted, Ellen and families. Brent and I want you to know that you are in our prayers during such a difficult time. We are sorry we can't make it in person to pay our respects. Our thoughts are with you.
John and Liz McCutcheon
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  John and Liz McCutcheon
Bob, Nancy and Families. Liz and I are saddened to hear about your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. John and Liz Pharr Texas.
Sue,Zed and family Janakovic
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Sue,Zed and family Janakovic
Bob, Nanc & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
The Gilkinsons
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  The Gilkinsons
Ted, Ellen and family - we were so sad to hear of your dad's passing. We know how difficult this past year has been especially. Find comfort in knowing he is at peace now, free from pain and suffering and cherish the memories you'll forever hold in your heart. Take care and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff and Laurie Gilkinson
Art & Leslie Hurst
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Art & Leslie Hurst
Dear Bob, Nancy and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time. Leslie & Art
Wayne & Donna Barfoot
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Wayne & Donna Barfoot
Bob, Nancy & Family We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this time and our prayers are with you all.
Judy & Gord Lang
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Judy & Gord Lang
Bob, Nancy & Family. Special thoughts are with you all at this time
Don, Phoebe, Michael & Thomas Sanderson
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Don, Phoebe, Michael & Thomas Sanderson
Ruth, Ted & Ellen, Debbie & Jim, Bob & Nancy, Tammy & Dan, Ken & Linda, Shelley & Paul and all the Voelker Family. Our sincerest condolences to all of you. Treasure your happy memories and keep him forever in you hearts. We know his past couple of years had been very difficult but he continued to fight with all the energy he could muster. He was a very special man to us. Phoebe, having worked for him at Bluewater Driving for many years will miss his quick smile and work ethic. He was one of the best driving instructors in the area and taught Michael and Thomas how to drive. He will be missed. Rest in peace dear friend.
Rick & Lorelie Dean
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Rick & Lorelie Dean
Bob & Nancy, Shelley & Paul, so sorry for your loss.
Sandra & Randy Pyatt
Mon, February 13, 2017  -  Sandra & Randy Pyatt
Dear Ted, Ellen, Andrew and Ian Thinking of you at this difficult time. Cherish all your wonderful memories, they will keep him close to you. Sam & Randy
Anita Kamrath
Sun, February 12, 2017  -  Anita Kamrath
Thinking of you all at this time. He was a nice man . You will be missed
Beth Adams
Sun, February 12, 2017  -  Beth Adams
Bob, Nanc and family: Thinking of all of you as you say your final Goodbye.
Sun, February 12, 2017  -  Brenda
My heart goes out to the family and all that knew the Great Man he was.
Janet Gibson
Sun, February 12, 2017  -  Janet Gibson
To the family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time of need Janet Gibson(Ramsay
Tammera Walpole
Sat, February 11, 2017  -  Tammera Walpole
Our condolences to all the family, Maurice was a wonderful person, always was polite to us. My son thought a lot of his Grampa. May peace be with you, RIP Maurice you are now free from pain.
Marilyn& Hud Ringel
Sat, February 11, 2017  -  Marilyn& Hud Ringel
To all the family Hud and I have you in our prayers in the lost of a wonderful man.He will be missed by all who knew him. He fought a good fight and now his pain will be over.RIP our friend

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