Schalk, Cor – Cor passed away with his family by his side at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Friday May 23, 2014. He was a long time resident of Atwood and was born 81 years ago in Abennes The Netherlands, son of the late Gerard Sr. and Marie (Schyff) Schalk. Cor and his family emmigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in Listowel. He owned and operated Schalk’s Garage, Atwood from 1955 to 1985, worked at Atwood Pet Foods and Harvey Krotz Ford, drove bus for Kipfer’s Garage Milverton and bulk truck for Murray Chapman. Dad was passionate about coaching the Atwood Huskies, cheering on the Habs and enjoyed time spent at the FrenchRiver.
Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Telfer) Schalk who predeceased him in 2009. Loving father of Debbie Schalk of Listowel, Joanne Schalk of Stratford, Jeff Schalk of Listowel and the special grandpa of Luke and Dylan. Dear brother of Willa Ament, Gerard and Edith Schalk all of Listowel. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marie and Norman Bell, Bruce Telfer, Ken Wenzel and many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by the Telfer family.
Predeceased by a daughter in infancy, his brother Henk and wife Janet, his sister Erna Lucas and husband Bill, brother-in-law Gordon Ament and nephew Brian Ament.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday May 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Cor’s life will be held on Monday May 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in ElmaCentreCemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Parkinson Society appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca