Lavern Edwin MCCAIG


Mr. Lavern Edwin McCaig of Bentley, Alberta went to be with the Lord he loved, on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at the at the age of 63 years. He passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Lavern was born April 11, 1946 at Didsbury, Alberta and spent most of his life in central Alberta. Lavern lived a full and exciting life. He enjoyed challenges and worked at close to forty different jobs, including working in the oil patch and doing many different types of trucking and farming. He helped build the Resources Railroad up through Grand Cache. He also helped construct the Jasper Sky Tram. Much of the past 30 years was spent selling trucks (Al Glover IH), tools (Snap-On), being a service manager (Ford) and doing automotive mechanizing in his own repair shop. For the past 15 years he greatly enjoyed running his own used-car dealership (L&K Enterprises in Bentley). Lavern had his ham radio license and also had his private pilot’s license. He enjoyed motorbiking, playing crokinole and pool and having relaxing “business meetings?” at local coffee shops. His interest in sharing the gospel resulted in several outreaches to Mexico as well as two years spent in England with O.M. (Operation Mobilization). Lavern was well known for his love for people. His quick wit and easy going personality often encouraged laughter and good times. He was a man of integrity and rare generosity. Lavern will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Kay, his beloved wife of thirty years, as well as daughter Laurie (Dan) Litchfield of Bearspaw; son Travis (Angela) of Lacombe; daughter Verena (Larry) Primeau of Endeavour, SK and son Warren (Jacqueline) of Bolivia, S.A. “Papa” will be missed by grandchildren Brayden, Allison, Hailey, Matthew and Benjamin. Also left to mourn Lavern’s passing is his mother Dorothy Janz of Three Hills. He is also survived by brother Wayne (Marilyn) McCaig of Camrose; sister Grace (Irvin) Isaac of New Norway; brother-in-law Dave Riopel of Edmonton; brother Philip (Betty) McCaig of Strathmore; brother Paul (Peggy) McCaig of Grindrod, BC and sisters Lois Carter of Calgary and Shirley Frenette of Leduc. Lavern was predeceased by his father Lloyd McCaig, stepfather Gus Janz, twin sister Sylvia Riopel, stepsister Glenna Colbeck and brother-in-law Jean Frenette. A celebration of Lavern’s life will be held at the Bentley Community Church on Wednesday December 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Private family interment will take place the day prior. If so wished, donations may be made in Lavern’s memory to The Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (, Tribal Trails ( or Gospel for Asia ( Thank you. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to (subject McCaig)


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