Commander, the Honorable Carl Henry Rolf , CD, QC, born April 6, 1922, died May 15, 2011. Survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Beatrice Anne (née Grant); children, Carol Anne Harper (Daniel), David (Margaret) and Douglass (Patricia); his cherished, much loved grand children, Mary, Kate, Clare, Aidan, Peter, Matthew and Geoffrey; sisters Irma Young (Jack), Rosemarie “Bibsy” Yates, his brother Norman (Trish), his brother–in-law Charlie Grant (Ann); and many nieces and nephews.
He was a life-long resident of Edmonton, graduated from Eastwood High and attended the University of Alberta. He volunteered in WW II, serving on corvettes during the Battle of the Atlantic and in the Bay of Biscay. After the war he joined the RCN(R). He commanded HMCS Nonsuch 1960-1964 and was Aide-de-Camp to Gov. Gen. Roland Michener.
He graduated in Law from the U of A in 1952 and practiced with Grant Rolf until he was appointed to the Provincial Bench in 1962. He retired as Assistant Chief Judge (Edmonton) of the Provincial Court of Alberta in 1992. While on the bench he served on the boards of the Salvation Army, the Alberta Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and, as sole Commissioner, conducted a public inquiry into policing in relation to the Blood Tribe (1989 – 1991).
Much loved husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He will be sorely missed.