WREN LON ATWOODPosted: October 15th, 2018
1943 – 2018
With sadness and gratitude in our hearts we announce that Wren Lon Atwood passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at the age of 75 years after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s.
Wren was born April 24, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He lived his early years in Raymond and moved to Bow Island when he was 11 yrs old. He was an active, dedicated member of his church and served a mission in the French East Mission.
Upon returning home he married his sweetheart, Linda Litchfield. They took over the family farm and raised 8 children: Lonna (Jerry) Purnell, Douglas (Rachel), Tammy (Craig) Maki, Lloyd (Rachel), Leon (Jodi), Nancy (Eric) Bly, Ken (Renata), Jesse (Barb). He was very active in sports, especially basketball and fast pitch. He coached basketball in Burdett and Bow Island for 30 yrs, where he became known for his hard pressing defence and fast-break style of play.
Wren also leaves behind 34 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who all love him dearly. He loved to sing and tell stories to his grandkids about his youth and family history. All will cherish his memory as a very kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by siblings (Eileen), Nola (David) Brandley, Dan (DeAnne), Layne (Margaret), Karlee (Duane) Howard, Harding, Jan (Linda), and daughter-in-law Robyn.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Helen, and by brothers Jay and Larry, daughter-in-law Geneva (Ken) and grandson Steven (Jesse).
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 20th 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints NORTH STAKE CENTER at 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge at 2:00pm. Meet the family at 1:00 – 1:45pm. Interment to follow at the Raymond Cemetery.
Alternately meet the family on Friday Oct 19th from 7:00 – 8:00pm at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Rd South, Lethbridge.
Due to allergies we request No Perfume, Cologne, scented Hair/Body Products and No Live Flowers. Thank You.
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