WICKWIRE, Laurel FrancisPosted: June 30th, 2014
April 19, 1926 – Darmody, SK
June 22, 2014 – Cremona, AB
Laurel Francis Wickwire beloved husband of Vivian Wickwire (nee Brown) of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 88 years.
Laurel was born on April 19, 1926 on the farm at Darmody, SK. Laurel spent his younger years in northern Saskatchewan on his parents farm. At the tender age of fourteen, Laurel set out on his own. He worked in mills, tied steel, drove logging trucks, as well as working in the Blue Bell Mine. He went on to purchase his own land and he and Vivian became farmers. Laurel and Vivian were married September 20, 1950. They retired to Medicine Hat in 2004, where they spent seven years before moving to Calgary.
Laurel passed at the same time as his oldest son Laurie.
Laurel is survived by his loving wife Vivian; daughters Barb and Bev (Roger); daughter-in-law Ceci; grandchildren, Cecilia Colunga, Stephanie, Kelly (Rick), Jamie (Hailey), Tammy (Mike), Lisa (Ramon), Myles, Bryce, Dustin (Shevaughn) and Andrea (Andrew); and great-grandchildren, Quinton, Keira, Cohen, Finn, Lincoln, Autumn and Lola; as well numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his brother Milford; his parents Clifton and Marjorie; his youngest son Gregory; his sister Lucielle; and daughter-in-law Doris.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAYS Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the War Amputations of Canada, National Headquarters, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4, www.waramps.ca.
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.