WHAMOND

WHAMOND It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Archibald "Archie" Whamond of Red Deer. Archie is survived by his wife of 61 years Edna, four children, Ken (Liz), Wendy (Len) Anthieren, Randy (Marj), Diana (Neal) Buist, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Edith Enge, sisters, Lila Free, Dorothy Asmundson, Rhoda Parder and brother, Roy as well as their families and more friends than could ever be recorded here. Archie was predeceased by his mother Rhoda, father Archibald, infant brother David and his sister May Bjorge. Archie was born on June 13, 1920 in Forfar, Scotland. He came to Canada with his parents in 1927 and they settled in the Donalda area. He attended school in the Ibsen community and then farmed with his family until 1940 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army. Archie served overseas and was discharged in 1945. He returned to the farm in Donalda and during the winter months was employed at Swift's Packing Plant in Edmonton where he met Edna Scott and they were married in 1947. They moved to the farm and raised their family, two girls and two boys. He was a fixer-upper to any neighbor that needed a hand, a trait that continued throughout his life. In 1973, they moved to Red Deer where Archie was employed as Assistant Maintenance Superintendent for the Red Deer County Schools. In retirement, he worked part time at a Sporting Goods Store. Archie loved the outdoors, especially fishing, and attended many of the Rodeos in the Central Alberta area. He spent many happy hours in his garage woodworking and constructing gifts for his family and friends. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and for his wonderful sense of humor. Funeral Services will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 18 Selkirk Blvd., Red Deer, AB on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Don Hennig officiating. Interment will take place in the Red Deer Cemetery at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015 – 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #101, 5208 – 53 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5K2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of Archie Whamond, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park in Red Deer County, AB.


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