Adolf’s mom died when he was 2. After living in the Hansel and Gretel house (preschool and Kindergarten), he lived in an orphanage. At 19, he came to Canada on a bet. The M.S. Fairsea landed in Quebec, where he lived in a boarding house and learned English. Adolf made his way to Vancouver, where he met and married Helen. They lived in the Lower Mainland and Nanaimo, B.C.