WEITZ, Wilfred “Wilf” LavernePosted: June 29th, 2022
Wilfred “Wilf” Laverne Weitz
1927 – 2022
Wilfred passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on June 25, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 94 years. He was born on August 15, 1927 in his parent’s house in Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta.
He was raised and educated in Calgary attending Langevin and Bridgeland Public Schools and completed his education at Western Canada High School. Wilf met his lifetime sweetheart Jean in 1948 and they were married in 1950. They moved from Calgary to Lethbridge in 1960 and they raised seven children. He worked for most of his professional life with McGavin’s Bakery as a route salesman in Lethbridge. Wilf loved fishing and camping. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and later Christ Trinity Lutheran Church.
He was predeceased by Jean in 1999 and his grandson, Brad Weitz in 2016.
He is survived by one sister-in-law, Eleanor (Tom) Joynt; children Dale (Bernie) Weitz, Wayne (Niane) Weitz, Lorna (Ron) Francoeur, Karen (Robert) Schenk, Brenda Weitz (Al Rothery), Bonnie Weitz (Richard Bates) and Ian (Beth) Weitz. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
It is with sadness we send our thoughts and prayers with the passing of Mr Weitz . Rest In Peace . Take care Gertrude .
Please know that we understand what a difficult time this is for all of you. Wilf was a kind, welcoming, gentle spirit who always had a smile and a “Hello” whenever we saw him. He was blessed with loving, loyal children and I know he absolutely adored spending family time with each of you, and celebrating the accomplishments, sports activities and milestones in the lives of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Grief is certainly the most difficult thing we, as humans, are expected to endure. But…endure it, we must. Our prayers are with you all now. Stay close and kind to each other— that would be his wish for you all now.