Posted: May 26th, 2022

August 16, 1960 ~ May 22, 2022

It is with an extremely heavy heart that Yvonne announces the tragic passing of her beloved husband, Stephen Weston ‘Wes’ Oldford on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the age of 61 years. Wes was born to the late Weston and Grace Oldford on August 16th, 1960, in St. John’s, NL. 39 years ago, Wes married his best friend, Yvonne. She was the true love of his life and he went out of his way each and every day to make her happy. Together, they were blessed with their two beautiful children, Stephen and Viktoria. Wes was then graced with his nine precious grandchildren, Brooklyn, Chloe, Lucas, Chance, Abby, Zoe, River, Linken and Isaiah. To say that Wes adored his grandchildren is an understatement – they were his entire pride and joy. Wes is survived by his brothers, Mike of Hamilton, Ont., Dereck of Medicine Hat, AB., Christopher of St. John’s, NL., Eugene of St. John’s, NL., and sister, Marie of Lewisporte, NL. Wes is also survived by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hodder of St. Bernard’s, NL.; his large circle of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Wally of St. Bernard’s, NL., Jacqueline and Anthony of St. Bernard’s, NL., Allie and Vicki of Medicine Hat, AB., David and Dianne of Paradise, NL., Jeannie and John of Paradise, NL., and Dougie of St. John’s, NL. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Douglas Hodder of St. Bernard’s, NL. Wes’ passions were his family, his friends and doing the many things he enjoyed. If a set of spoons were left on a table, everyone was sure to hear a good tune be played. A big supper was always cooked – anything anyone wanted at any time of the day. And we can’t forget his love of music. Anyone who knew Wes, knew that the music was always playing and he loved nothing more than a big crowd showing up for a good time. Along with being a devoted husband, father and grandfather, Wes worked for CP Rail for more than 30 years – a job that he loved. He went to work every morning with a smile on his face and a helping hand to give. He cherished his job and the wonderful people he worked with. From Newfoundland to Alberta (and beyond), Wes had an immense impact on those who knew him. The world may have gotten darker the day Wes left it but his light will shine on in those he loved, adored and cared for, forever. Those wishing to pay their respects may do at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 26, 2022, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Friday, May 27, 2022, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 pm. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is


Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”

One Condolence for “WES OLDFORD”

  1. Gordon says:

    Yvonne, what a shock for you and your family! You and Wes were obviously extremely close. One of the most difficult and stressful parts of a spouse’s death, (aside from shock in your case), is the funeral ceremony. Cook’s’s pastor did a great job! I lost my wife many years ago, (also at the same age of 61, so can relate)!. Looking forward to seeing you again soon at our mutual friend Al’s gatherings, to visit. Your grief is definitely on my dear friend Betty’s and my minds……


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