WEDMAN, Walter Reinhold
Nov. 5, 1930 – Nov. 6, 2016
On November 6, surrounded by the love of his family, Walter’s struggle came to an end as he released himself from this world into the arms of Jesus. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa to us all and he will be deeply missed.
Walter was born to Reinhold and Eva (Spilak) Wedman in Hay Lakes, AB and grew up on the family farm near St. Francis. In 1954, he married Janet (Tomaszeski) and settled in Red Deer where they raised their three daughters.
Walter spent the majority of his years working in the oilfield industry until he retired. His greatest loves, outside his constantly expanding family, were playing baseball, golfing, fishing, and cheering on his favorite teams: the Oilers and the Blue Jays. He could always be found with Janet attending the sporting events, productions and concerts of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Over the years, he loved to spend time in his yard keeping it perfectly manicured. He had a lifelong passion for giving gifts right until the end.
Walter will be loving remembered by Janet, his wife of 62 years; their daughters; Wendy Skinner, Shelley (Doug) Lienau and Carrie (Paul) Goodman; ten grandchildren; Jennifer Wells, Lindsay (Konrad) Donaghy, Jared Skinner, Amy (Scott) Kudras, David, Jordan, Cameron Lienau, Brett, Drew, and Hayley Goodman, six great-grandchildren; Austin, Carson, and Shae Wells, Mackenzie Donaghy, Jaxon and Cohen Kudras.
He is also survived by sisters; Gladys Mertz, Jean Hotchkiss, Maxine (Dennis) Suter, and Carole (Glen) Nystrom. Walter was predeceased by his parents Reinhold and Eva Wedman and sister Norma Hughes.
The Wedman Family would like to extend their heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Robert Mulder, the medical teams of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Vital Air, and the compassionate caring team of the Red Deer Hospice.
The celebration of Walter’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, AB. Interment will follow at Alto Reste Cemetery, Hwy 11 east, Red Deer, County.
Memorial donations may be made in Walter Wedman’s honor to the Alberta Heart and Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6K2.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 – 45st, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222