Peder WIK

WIK, Peder Jentoft Peder Jentoft Wik was born October 13, 1927 on a farm southeast of Huxley and was the oldest child of Arild and Alma Wik. In 1930 Peder moved with his parents to the Claresholm area. This is where Peder started school, east of Claresholm at the Badger Flats School. In 1936 the family moved back to Huxley and Peder attended the Huxley school and finished grade six. He went to work for Walter Anderson running a steel wheel tractor with a binder and later with the threshing crews. In 1938 Peder worked on family farm and helped his father with the start of a trucking business. From 1942/43 he went to work at the Calgary Stock Yards and at Ed & Ted’s Service Station. In 1944 Peder’s father bought the B/A Petroleum business in Huxley in which Peder had a very active role with this added business. In1945 the Huxley area got hailed out, Peder and his brother Alf having to help out with the family needs went to work in Claresholm for the fall harvest. On June 3rd, 1950 Peder married Elsie Evans, daughter of Grace and George Evans of Elnora. They moved to a house in Huxley. Peder continued to work with his fathers farming and trucking, eventually primarily trucking. In 1957 he and his brother Elmer bought the Trucking and B/A business from Arild. In the early 1970’s Peder and his wife Elsie started trucking on their own dropping the B/A which by then had become Gulf Oil. Peder continued trucking until he retired in July 1990 after 43 years in the business. Peder was always active in the Huxley area that he lived and was very proud of. Also giving in the many communities that he serviced while trucking. He loved to play baseball, hockey and liked to curl too. Peder served as the Huxley mayor, was very proud to be part of the Masons Lodge and the Sons of Norway. He had a real passion old music and for Old Time Dancing. He loved to dance any chance he could get. He looked forward to hunting, fishing and in recent years traveling with family and friends. Christmas was always a favorite time with many Norwegian traditions involved. He and his family always made it special for several family members that came to visit from Norway. One of his favorite things to do was to reminisce about the good old days and look at the many photos he had saved over the years. Peder dedicated much of his time to his loving mother Alma living in Trochu. He passed away peacefully February 12, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Peder was predeceased by his wife, Elsie, father, Arild, younger siblings Alf Wik (Gwen) and Glenna Browns; brother -in laws Robert Browns and Robert Kennedy (Sonia). He is survived by daughters Linda Colley (Brian) of Huxley, Myrna McCarthy (George) of Edmonton, sons Ron Wik (Laurie) of Airdrie and Brad Wik (Lisa) of Yellowknife; 9 grandchildren, Ivan Colley and Jennifer Tetarenko (Linda); Micheal and Caley McCarthy (Myrna); Daniel, Rachel and Elisabeth Wik (Ron); Megan and Matthew Wik (Brad); 1 great-grandchild Lauren Colley (Ivan). Also survived by his mother Alma; brothers Elmer Wik and Roy Wik; sisters Sonia Kennedy and Lila Pearce; cousins, several nieces and nephews. Funeral in Trochu Community Hall Wednesday February 16, 2005 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer or to St. Mary’s Health Care Center Trochu.



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