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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: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Virginia/Doug Millar
Relation: Friend

Our sincere condolences to Doris and family. Laverne was such an amazing man, always had such a wonderful smile on his face.

From: Edlyn Murphy
Relation: Former student and family friend

Our sincere condolences to all of the Wilson family. I have such fond memories of Laverne as my principal and family friend.

From: Shauna Kinjerski
Relation: Friend

My deepest and sincere condolences to Mr. Wilson’s entire family. Touched the hearts of many people, will be missed dearly! Rest easy Mr. Wilson, will miss your lovely smile and humor when ever our paths crossed!

From: Doreen Ann Younghans
Relation: Long time friend

So sorry for your loss, he will be deeply missed by many many people, Always had time to talk and chuckle. A long time true friend .

From: Carolyn Fakeley
Relation: family friend, teacher....

I have known Laverne for as long as I can remember. Our fathers worked together on the railroad. Laverne was my teacher. I babysat Janet and Trevor. When Gary and I were dating, Laverne took him aside to ask his intentions like a big brother would do. Laverne was such a caring person with a wonderful smile. Going to miss seeing him out and about. Our condolences to the whole family from Gary and I. There will definitely be an empty hole in your lives.

From: Ricky Marty and family
Relation: Former favorite student

Fly high Mr Wilson and condolences to your family

From: Arlys Parke
Relation: Student

I am saddened to read this. Sending condolences to all of Mr Wilson’s family. Mr Wilson is synonymous with Heinsburg school! One of the best teachers I had the honour of being taught by. Heaven has gained one of the best! Sincerely, Arlys (Maas) Parke

From: Parrish Tung
Relation: Firmer principal and friend

A giant is every way. He taught us how to be involved in the community. Selflessly contribute to our community. My condolences to the family. THANK YOU Mr. Wilson.

From: Isabel Hawryluk
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathy to Laverne’s entire family. He was a very kind and generous man. I have fond memories of swimming lessons at Whitney Lake all those years ago. The residents at the Heritage Lodge thoroughly enjoyed when he took them on country tours. So many memories, he will be deeply missed.

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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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