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VIK, Walter Olaf

Walter Olaf Vik passed away in Didsbury on October 22, 2015 at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his, wife Marion (2008), father Olaf (1976), mother Frieda (Kober - 1964), and sisters Ida Campbell (1943), Louise Roach (2006), and Blanch Bruce (2015). Walter was born February 06, 1922 on the family homestead east of Huxley a few miles from the banks of the Red Deer river. He attended Donaldson and Huxley schools. He quit school at the age of 15 (1937) to work on the farm his dad bought north of Huxley in 1936. He was called to military service for World War ll but was not accepted because as the only son he was needed on the farm. He worked with his dad farming and enjoyed hockey, baseball and curling through the 40's, 50's and 60's in Huxley and Trochu, playing and competing with all the locals, including his cousins the Wik and Jenson boys. In January, 1947, he and Johnny Jacobson scored 3 goals each for the Huxley hockey team. In 1953, as a member of the Huxley Hornets, they were league champions. He loved to dance and was the driver for many of his sister Blanche's trips to school dances. Walter met Marion Cora Thompson at a dance in Red Deer, and they married in 1971. He sold the farm in 1973 and moved to an acreage east of Red Deer, working part time at an auction and golf course. They moved to Red Deer, where he and Marion continued their love for camping with friends at Pine Lake, and for collecting, wheeling and dealing in collectables and antiques from auctions and garage sales,. They were married for 37 years, and he was dedicated to her through her long illness. Marion passed away at Valley Park Manor, Red Deer, August 22, 2008. Walter moved to Crossfield Lodge in 2012 and then Didsbury Lodge. He attended the Kober Family Reunion in summer, 2015 as the oldest member of the family. He passed away in Didsbury after a short illness. He will be remembered for his hard work on the farm, his love and support for Marion, and antiques and collectables. His niece and nephews fondly remember him in their childhood; Sunday visits, family dinners and summers on the farm, wrestling with him in his favorite chair, helping with harvest, picking rocks by hand, the horse drawn wagon and sled. He is survived by his niece Leslie Ann McCloskey, Grande Prairie, and nephews Gene Roach, Red Deer and Hank Bruce, Calgary. Friends can contact Gene Roach 403-348-1850.
 

WILSON, Shirley Marilyn (nee Hanna)

WILSON, Shirley Marilyn (nee Hanna)~May 10, 1930 - Trochu, Alberta~October 28, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta~Shirley Wilson beloved wife of the late Bill Wilson, passed away on October 28, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Shirley attended Normal School in Calg...

HOLZLI, Adolf

HOLZLI, Adolf

July 4, 1940 – Scheindorf, Roumania - October 29, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta~On Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:18 a.m., Adolf Holzli of Calgary passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Peter Lougheed Centre, at the age of 75 years. Ad...

SILTALA, Lucille Harriet Marie

Lucille Harriet Marie Siltala, "Harriet" was born to Floyd and Violet Weis at Trochu, Alberta on November 29, 1946. She passed away peacefully at the Three Hills Hospital on October 11, 2015 at the age of 68. Harriet grew up with two brothers and th...

HOWE, Harold Edward

HOWE, Harold Edward

Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa, Harold Edward Howe, of Swalwell, Alberta, passed away peacefully in his sleep, October 10, 2015 at the age of 92 years. His family was by his side. Harold was the first born child of Willia...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:16 )

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