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Laverne Albert WILSON

August 21, 1936 - July 4, 2024


On July 4, 2024, Mr. Laverne Albert Wilson of Elk Point, Alberta passed away at the age of 87 years.  He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; son, Trevor (Robin); 2 daughters, Janet (Robert) Pritchard & Leanne (Matthew) Reed; 7 grandchildren, Andrew Pritchard, Allison Pritchard, Matthew (Alannah Webb), Evan (Jay) Lundin, Emery (Kristin Formanek), Emma Reed & James Reed; 4 great-grandchildren, Hazel Lundin, Hank Lundin, Fritz & Forest; brother, James (Denise); numerous nieces & nephews whom he loved dearly.  Laverne was predeceased by his first wife, Lila; parents, James & Emma; brother, Gordon & his wife, Donna; parents-in-law, Exie & Thelma Sharkey, Jim & Winnie Shepherd; brothers- & sisters-in-law, Lawrence & Olga Sharkey, Babe & Colleen Sharkey, Tom Shepherd & Jean Shepherd; nephews, Dwayne Sharkey & Keith Sharkey.  Cremation has taken place, with private inurnment to be held at Mooswa Cemetery, Lindbergh.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Allied Arts Centre, Elk Point, with Pastor Kevin Nelson officiating.  If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society), Elk Point Palliative Care Society or a charity of one’s choice ℅ 5626 51 Street, St. Paul AB  T0A 3A1.  To send condolences online, please visit https://www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com/obituary/laverne-albert-wilson/.  The family would appreciate you posting any personal stories you would like to share about Laverne.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St Paul AB T0A 3A1  780-645-2677


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From: Kay & Andrew Winchester
Relation: friend

Our deepest sympathy to Doris. Trevor. Janet and Leanne and families.

From: Eleanor Parr
Relation: Taught school with him plus much more

Condolences to the whole family. He was a true friend. I worked with him, taught his children, spent many hours at Whitney Lake at swimming lessons. Laverne was always positive a great positive influence on many many lives. He will be missed by many.

From: Paul Emile and Gladys Boisvert
Relation: Long-time acquaintance.and colleague as teachers.

Our most sincere condolences to Laverne’s family. May knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many help ease your sorrow as you mourn his passing. Laverne always was the spirit of the community ready and so willing to help those who need help. I first met Laverne in the mid-50s on a baseball diamond in St. Paul. It was the tournament for the high school trophy… Laverne was then attending HS in Ashmont and he and the Lawton brothers made short work of us in that final game. Later on sharing a common profession as teachers we regularly enjoyed such pleasant conversations with him. Rest in peace dear friend.

From: Ed Patsy Zarowny & family
Relation: Friend

Our condolences to Doris and families in the passing of Laverne .

From: Loris Kozina
Relation: Friends

Our Sincere Condolences to Doris and Family. May you cherish the memories.
Steve & Loris Kozina
” The Neighbors across the river” he would always acknowledge us that way with a big chuckle. RIP

From: Kristine Glambeck Fuglestvedt
Relation: Student

Lavern was my teacher in grade 7,8 and 9. In 1963 when Kennedy was shot he told us after lunch. We all cried.
He was so kind and such a good teacher that we all wanted to do our best. No one failed that year.
I taught at Heinsburg for a year before heading out to Norway.
Whenever I visited my family the Glambecks, I always managed to have a visit with him. Will never forget how skillful and inclusive he was with children.

From: Sabrina S

Mr. Wilson was a legend in so many ways. From being our bus driver and later becoming our principal at FG Miller. Mr. Wilson was one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met. I’ll continue to cherish the positive memories and positive energy he shared with all he crossed paths with in life. May his legacy live on. Heaven gained a true angel!

From: Tracy & Darren Kjenner

Mr. Wilson: a memorable swimming lesson teacher, and community participant. Condolences to Doris, Janet, Trevor, Leanne and their families.

From: Geoff & Sandie Bishop
Relation: colleagues and friends

Doris, Janet, Trevor, Leanne and families,
As you know, Laverne was a great leader. As the principal in Heinsburg School and FG Miller School, and in the community, he taught us the most important lesson – education isn’t about what you know, it’s about the relationships that you build; that people matter. Laverne always had time for a visit to share local history, discuss community matters, or listen to others’ stories. He was respected because he showed respect. As a mentor, a colleague, and a friend, Laverne will forever remain in our hearts.

From: Adrian Kiss
Relation: Taught under Laverne at two different schools.

My deepest sympathy to you Doris and your family. Laverne’s happy and positive nature was constant. He was always ready to help so many with so many things at seemingly any time. As a mentor and a colleague he was truly one of the best ever. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Thank you Laverne for all. God Bless You.

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
July 13, 2024
Beginning at 1:00pm

Allied Arts Centre

Elk Point, AB Canada

Elk Point, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society)

Elk Point Palliative Care Society    or

a charity of one’s choice

c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul AB  T0A 3A1.

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