It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wade Walter Williamson on May 8, 2014, taken from us too soon at the young age of 61 years.
Wade is survived by his loving wife Lorraine (nee Belland), sons Scott and Brett, daughter Emily (John) Milner, and the new love of his life, granddaughter Ivy Milner. Also mourning his loss are his brothers Lloyd Williamson, Dale (Alberta) Williamson, Ed, Dwayne and Vern Larsen, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Wade was predeceased by his parents Walter and Anne Williamson (nee Nolin)–semicolon– sisters Faye Williamson and Carol (Ron) Chisan–semicolon– and sister-in-law Sophia Williamson.
Wade was a teacher with Edmonton Catholic Schools for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and the camaraderie of sportsmanship. In his younger years, Wade played football and fastball and he also served many years as an umpire officiating ball games for various Edmonton leagues.
A gathering to celebrate Wade’s life will be held on Friday, May 16, 7:00 pm at Connelly- McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton.
The family would like to thank Dr. Zenia Kuc for her excellent care and concern throughout Wade’s illness, Dr. North and Dr. Spratlin of the Cross Cancer Institute for their research and treatment, the 4th floor nurses in Phase One Clinical Trials: Gwen, Diane, Rosie and Jenn, and the staff of the Norwood Palliative Care Unit. Thank you also to Aimee Anderson and staff of Connelly-McKinley for their guidance and assistance.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in Wade’s memory.