WILDE, Warren

Posted: August 16th, 2019

WILDE, Warren

July 14, 1938 – August 4, 2019

Warren Deloy Wilde was born on July 14, 1938 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He passed away in Victoria, British Columbia on August 4, 2019.

Warren was predeceased by his wife Ruth Jane Norton; his parents, Donald and Minnie Wilde; and two grandchildren.

Warren was raised on the family farm in Welling where he learned the value of hard work and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. He received a B. Ed at the University of Alberta and earned a Masters’ and a Ph. D. at Michigan State University.

Warren and Ruth made their home in Edmonton where they raised their seven children in an atmosphere of love, security, and faith. Warren spent 27 years on the faculty of the University of Alberta as a professor in the Faculty of Education and as Chairman of the Department of Elementary Education, where he touched the lives of countless students. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully in numerous and varied callings. He is remembered by many as a much-loved bishop and stake president, whose influence has been felt as members have spread across Canada and abroad.

Warren is lovingly remembered by his children: Leslie (Marlo) Steed, Renee (Russell) Brayley, Jana (Paul) Erickson, Russell (Jana) Wilde, Marlys (Nathan) Sillito, Dennis (Kristin) Wilde, and David (Jackie) Wilde.

After the passing of his beloved Ruth, Warren married Glenda Pratt (McCue). Together they served at Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and in both the Cardston and Calgary Temples. With that union Warren acquired three additional daughters: Kirsten (Joshua) Hawkes, Jana (Russell) Wilde, and Lindsay (Amir) Rafezi. In total he leaves a posterity of thirty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

A private family memorial service was held in Magrath, Alberta.

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2 Condolences for “WILDE, Warren”

  1. Leah Spencer says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thank you Glenda for your friendship.
    Leah Spencer

  2. So sorry, Glenda. Love you. Jean Bolokoski Kunkel says:

    It’s not something you will get over, but you will get through it.

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