Posted: September 2nd, 2023


1934 ~ 2023

On Wednesday August 30, 2023, Louis Wells passed away at the age of 89 years. Louis is survived by his wife, Florence Wells; son, Gerald Wells (Marianne) as well as his daughter, Julie Seib; grandchildren, Thomas (Bailey) and Brian (Erica) Wells and Quinn Seib as well as great-grandchildren, Owen and Finlay Wells. He was predeceased by his father, Louis Wells Sr; his mother, Laura Wells and 9 siblings.  

Louis, or “Lou” as he was called by family and friends, was born in Spring Valley, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm near Galilee, Saskatchewan and would eventually meet local girl Florence Rice whom he married in June 29, 1957. Lou worked at the Husky refinery in Moose Jaw, SK for 19 years. Following the birth of their children, the Wells family left Saskatchewan to move to Pincher Creek, where Lou worked at the Waterton Shell Gas Plant for 21 years. Lou would retire to Medicine Hat in 1997 to be closer to his family. The remaining years of his life were spent in Medicine Hat.  

Lou was a man of many hobbies. He enjoyed riding horses, quading, fishing at the local lakes and taking care of his yard. He spent a lot of his free time woodworking and tinkering in the garage. Lou also liked to stay involved with his community; becoming a Moose and Lion Clubs member. He kept occupied in his later years by working as a security guard for Methanex, frequently visiting the Dunmore Road A&W, and visiting with his neighborhood friends and club members. He prioritized spending time with grandchildren where he would take them fishing, to Tiger’s games and to the circus or Harlem Globetrotters when they came to the Hat. 

Lou’s family will fondly remember his witty and often inappropriate sense of humor, his humbleness, and the “give someone the shirt off his back” love for others. 

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Riverview Care Center for their care of Louis over the last few years. A private celebration of Louis’ life will be held at a later date.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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”

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