Louis WEIDNER

WEIDNER, Louis D. Mr. Louis David Weidner of Lacombe passed away peacefully on December 28, 2005 at the age of 88 years after a brief illness. Louis was predeceased by his wife Anna in August of 1999 and his brother Laurie Weidner in 1991. He was the eldest of the three children born to Carl and Frieda (Bossert) at Claresholm, Alberta. Louis leaves to mourn his two sons Robert (Marion) Weidner and David (Sandra) Weidner of Lacombe, his sister Ina McGuire of Piers, AB, brother in law Jim (Florence) Meikle of Hoadley, AB, sisters in law Lillian Weidner of Vancouver, BC and Eileen Meikle of Rimbey, AB. Also mourning are his grandchildren Andrea (Rick) Staples, Darren (Lorrie-Anne) Weidner, Brent (Eva) Weidner, Blayne (Karen) Weidner, Carla Weidner, David Weidner, and 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lou was born April 11, 1917 in Claresholm and took his early schooling in the Meadow Creek School southwest of Claresholm. He started his working career at age 15, working on farms in southern Alberta during the summer, and logging camps in Northern Alberta during the winter. He was always interested in mechanics working with his Uncle Dean. After marrying Anna Meikle in 1940 Lou ran a service station in Edmonton and Calgary. After serving in the tank corp during WWII he and a partner bought Blackie Motors, becoming a Chrysler dealer. In 1956 Lou and Anna along with their two sons moved to Lacombe after purchasing McTaggert Motors, a General Motors dealership. He remained involved in the business to the end always enjoying the automobiles. Lou's passion has always been automobiles, collecting, restoring, appraising and he started accumulating vehicles in the early 1950s. He and his wife Anna made many friends across North America in his search for the next vehicle or the right part. He always enjoyed showing his vehicles to visitors opening his collection once a year during Lacombe Days for people to look. Louis' special friends include all the members of CAVAC (Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club) and all the staff over the years of Weidner Motors. Lou's last few years were slower due to a heart problem but he loved the company of his dog Bailey and of the numerous friends who came by to talk shop with him. The Weidner family want to thank Mary and Don Brown of Lacombe for making Lou's last months comfortable along with Dr. Martin and the staff at the Lacombe Community Health Centre. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, Lacombe, Alberta. Interment to follow in Lacombe Fairview Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the SPCA, PO Box 931, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H3 or to a charity of donor's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@telusplanet.net (Subject Weidner). WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388 "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"


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